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 […]

CHASING EVELINE Author: Leslie Hauser

    Title: CHASING EVELINE Author: Leslie Hauser Pub. Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Pen Name Publishing Pages: 300 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes& Noble, TBD, Goodreads   Sixteen-year-old Ivy Higgins is the only student at Carmel Heights High School who listens to cassettes. And her binder is the only one decorated with album artwork by 80s band Chasing Eveline. Despite being broken-up […]

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Title: FRAGILE CHAOS Author: Amber R. Duell Pub. Date: July 11, 2017 Publisher: Radiant Crown Publishing, LLC Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook Pages: 300 Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Indiebound,  Goodreads A GOD OF WAR SEEKING RESTORATION. AN UNWILLING SACRIFICIAL BRIDE. BETRAYAL THAT COULD DESTROY THEM BOTH. “Every fiber of my being is woven from the rage of mortals.” Theodric, the young God of […]

Waste of Space by Gina Damico

A Crazy & Compelling Satire! With so much reality TV these days, we never know what is real anymore. This book does a great job in capturing that truth. It was over the top, funny in places and very scary at how disconnected some people are from basic human decency. Very relevant to the time […]

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell

Dear Reader, I could not put this book down. I needed to see it through. Strange but fun, weird but charming, it was very entertaining. Dear Reader, do yourself a favor and read this strange little book.  

Falling for Forever by Melissa Chambers

Falling for Forever (Before Forever #2) by Melissa Chambers Publication Date:  July 3, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen   The second Jenna Quigley turns eighteen, she’s headed to L.A. to extend the timer on her fifteen minutes of fame. Too bad her dad made her promise to graduate high school first. Silver lining? Her new school […]

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

THIS BOOK! OMG! I adored it!! I was drawn to this book because of the K-Dramas, I have a few friends who are so obsessed with them! I have steered clear of K-Dramas with the fear that I would only add to my obsession filled life. After reading this book, I felt like I was […]

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 […]