The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah.

“A remarkable story about the power of choosing tolerance from one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature, critically acclaimed author Randa Abdel-Fattah.” (Blurb) This book is very relevant in the world we live in today as it explores immigration. We meet a boy and girl on the opposite sides of political lines, […]

Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMuller

“A girl discovers her boarding school is actually an elite spy-training program, and she must learn the skills of the trade in order to find her mother in this action-packed middle grade debut.” (Blurb) This is definitely the summer of female heroes thanks to Wonder Woman. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls is a little […]

Princess Inc. by Mari Mancusi

“Twelve-year-old Hailey and her friends form a unique babysitter’s club in order to raise money to see their favorite YouTube star at a local ComicCon in this hilarious M!X novel.” (Blurb) I will start by saying I love Mari Mancusi’s books! The woman can write any genre and does it all so very well! Princesses […]

Refugee by Alan Gratz

“Three kids go on journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, their stories will tie together in the end.” (Blurb) This book was brilliant. Refugee […]

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

I really loved this one! Kissing Max Holden is so true to real life in high school with two flawed characters that you root for until the end. It was great. 

Mr. Rochester (A Novel) by Sarah Shoemaker

A gorgeous, deft literary retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s beloved Jane Eyre–through the eyes of the dashing, mysterious Mr. Rochester himself. “Reader, she married me.” For one hundred seventy years, Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature’s most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender-professing his love for Jane Eyre […]

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Novels written in verse are a sure fire way to get all kids, especially reluctant readers to read and enjoy poetry. Kwame has a way with words, his words and stories strike a cord with so many kids today. His storytelling is one of a kind. Kwame Alexander is a writer you want to have […]

It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

From the synopsis of this story alone, it sounded to me like it was going to be a convoluted mess.  I was a little hesitant about it at first but just a few pages in I was enamored with the era, in a few chapters I fell in love with the setting and by the […]

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

  Sydney deserves a little vacation after taking care of her sick mother on a daily basis. Her best friend Leela, (my best friend is Lila, pronounced the same way!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) invites her on a trip of lifetime gallivanting their way through Europe! Friendships are tested, romance ensues, learning about yourself is […]

Royally Romanov by Teri Wilson

ROYALLY ROMANOV Teri Wilson The Royals Series, Volume 2 Pocket Star EBook July 17, 2017 $4.99 ISBN 9781501160509 In this charming modern day retelling of the 1956 classic Anastasia, a museum curator falls for a mysterious man who may or may not be a long lost heir to Russia’s imperial Romanov dynasty. Volume 2 in The Royals […]