Romeo and What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan GUEST POST

    The Wizard of Oz was the first movie I remember watching as a child. I got into my pajamas and positioned myself with my whole family in front of the TV set. In my mind there were bowls of ice cream with chocolate sauce and I had the spot on the wall-to-wall green […]

A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman

  In an alternate world inside of our own, we follow the story of a group of young people whose journey give you hope. A vibrant, magical, historical fantasy, rich with diversity, A Crack in the Sea is such an inspiring read. Fun and Fresh,  there are so many topics touched upon in the story […]

Katie McGarry’s LONG WAY HOME Chapter Reveal

  The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series is being released on January 31st! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Pre-order your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and don’t miss Violet and Chevy’s story! Check out the first […]

Flying Lessons & Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh

Ten amazing stories told by ten inspirational, diverse authors.  Every single one of the contributors full of talent, full of heart, yet humble and kind beyond compare. With a message that is so abundantly clear, all young people to see themselves represented in books. We have come a long way in literature but in the […]

ROSEBLOOD by: A.G. Howard

I am so excited that ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard releases today and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author A.G. Howard, be sure to check out all the details below.   This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a […]

My Favorite YA Novels of 2016!

I will admit that being a High School Librarian is the BEST JOB EVER!! I honestly feel that it keeps me young at heart. There is nothing better than to give a student a book that will help them, inspire them, entertain them, make them happy, make them sad, and help them grow.  I read […]

My Favorite YA Retellings of 2016!

I love retellings and adaptions of my favorite classic fairy tales and classic literature. YA Retellings are among my favorite! Here are a few I read this year that I absolutely LOVED!! Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall A Re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet As Old as Time by Liz Braswell Beauty and the […]

TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by Jay Asher 10th Anniversary Edition

I remember reading this book about 9 years ago as a brand new English teacher. Upon completion, I knew it was going to be a game changer in YA Literature. I came across it again in library school a few years later and was not surprised to see that it was. It helped change the […]

Football Fever Forever! Football Fiction for Young Adults

I admire when a YA author can take real life, sensitive issues and write them with care.  Here is a list of realistic fiction set with football as the backdrop. I enjoyed every single one of these books. ENJOY! Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night […]