Book Review, Fiction, Racism, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

About the Authors: Kimberly Jones Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and now she Hosts the Atlanta Chapter of the popular Well Read Black Girl book club, as well as the infamous, viral sensation the YA Truth or Dare author panel at the Decatur Book Festival. She has worked in film and television with trailblazing… Read More Book Review: “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight”, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

About the Author: GC McRae is the bestselling author of two young adult novels, three illustrated children’s books and a collection of original fairy tales. His writing is fall-down funny, even when the theme is darker than a coal-miner’s cough. GC McRae reads to anybody at any time, in person or online, for free, which… Read More Book Review: ‘Free Pizza’, by GC McRae

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

About the Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the U.K. Her debut novel, The Square Root of Summer, was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson’s Creek from London College… Read More Book Review: ‘How To Be Luminous’, by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

About the Author: Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of… Read More Book Review: ‘Chicken Girl’, by Heather Smith

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

About the Author: Melissa Ostrom teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Beloved Wild is her YA debut. She lives in Batavia, New York, with her family. About the Book: In a book that is… Read More Book Review: ‘Unleaving’, by Melissa Ostrom

Book Recommendation, Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Recommendation: ‘Life Unaware’, by Cole Gibsen

Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what book to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion! ‘Life Unaware’, by Cole Gibsen Review here. Purchase here. Author website here. Synopsis: Regan Flay has been talking about you. Regan Flay is… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Life Unaware’, by Cole Gibsen

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Sovereignty’, by Anjenique Hugues

About The Author With master’s degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique “Jen” Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is “young at heart” is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm,… Read More Book Review: ‘Sovereignty’, by Anjenique Hugues

Book Recommendation, Fiction, Young Adult

Book Recommendation: ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion! ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier Review here. Purchase here. Author website here. Synopsis: ‘ There are three things Opl never expected to do during… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

Book Review, Books, Fiction, Review, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Ghost Hope’, by Ripley Patton

Review of Previous Volumes in the series Review of Ghost Hand. Review of Ghost Hold.Review of Ghost Heart. About the Author Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles,… Read More Book Review: ‘Ghost Hope’, by Ripley Patton

Book Review, Fiction, Middle Grade, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Trish’s Team’, by Dawn Brotherton

About the author: Dawn (Parker) Brotherton began as a Missile Launch Officer in the US Air Force and continues to serve at the Pentagon in Washington DC.  Her 26+ years of service have given her a variety of experiences to pull from.  She has been stationed at many stateside bases as well as the Republic… Read More Book Review: ‘Trish’s Team’, by Dawn Brotherton