Dive Into Diversity This Summer With These YA Titles!

A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” […]

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

“When Dimple Met Rishi follows two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.” Oh I am in LOVE! In love with Dimple and Rishi! Dimple and Rishi know their parents would like them to marry, it’s been sort of arranged since they were babies. So when these two teens finally meet at a […]

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

Favorite Families in Children’s Literature By Pablo Cartaya I have a big loud Cuban-American family. We have disagreements, celebrate successes together, bicker, complain, cry, laugh, you name it my family does it together. I think back to the influential books that stayed with me, and I realize that many of them have big colorful families […]

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by: Emily Barr

  The One Memory of Flora Banks was one emotional roller coaster ride! A true suspense story. An amazingly complex psychological thriller sure to please YA and adult readers alike. Unique in many ways, Flora’s journey of self-discovery is realistic, romantic and riveting. Pick this one up this summer! Emily Barr (www.emilybarr.com) began her career as a journalist […]

Air and Ash by Alex Lidell

Title: AIR AND ASH Author: Alex Lidell Pub. Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Danger Bearing Press Pages: 284 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads   Master and Commander meets Tamora Pierce in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms.  After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a […]

THE GAME OF LIVES by James Dashner

Title: THE GAME OF LIVES Author: James Dashner Pub. Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Ember Pages: 384 Formats: Paperback Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TBD, Goodreads   From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes the final book in the Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts.  Includes a sneak […]

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is my favorite Jenny Han series, and Always and Forever by Lara Jean is my most FAVORITE of ALL!! The best Jenny Han book EVER!! Lara Jean & Peter will stay with you always and forever! OMG!  That is me with Jenny Han! Last week at TLA2017!!

JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY by: Kim Turrisi

Title: JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY Author: Kim Turrisi Pub. Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Kids Can Press Pages: 256 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads It’s just a normal Tuesday for sixteen-year-old Kai, until suddenly it’s anything but. She’s received a letter from her beloved older sister, Jen, a letter that begins, My very bestest sister, Kai, if you are […]

Darcy Swipes Left by Jane Austen & Courtney Carbone

I have never LOLed 😂 😂😂 so hard reading a book 📚 like EVER!! I was LMAO from page 📖 one 1⃣! OMG! I ❤ ❤ ❤ it!! So much!  😍 These adaptions are undeniably perfect 👍🏼✅🔝 TBH!! Perfect ✔ for reluctant readers 👓! Any Janeite would adore 👏🏼💖  this variation as well. You need to get your hands 👐🏼 on a copy ASAP! ‼‼💯 😍💃🏻♥

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

This book was all the things! Fun, cute, and hilarious! Perfect YA summer reading!  😍 🌴👗❤📚 I was able to meet Laura at Teen Book Fest by the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas this past February!