Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

  “You won’t stop meaning something to us just because you think you’re temporary.” Emma Mills has some of the best covers in the young adult genre, they are all so perfect! So, if this cover alone does not convince you to pick up this book, then let me give you a few more. Do […]

Secrets of the Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador

Books that explore our culture are few and far between, so when I stumble upon literary work by Mexican writers I can’t help but feel a sense of pride. Alex Temblador gives us a story about a girl who, when meeting her grandmother for the very first time, discovers a family she never knew. Set […]

The Most Interesting Man in the World

This was the most fun I have had with a book in a while! Although I was expecting it to be in the POV of Mr. Darcy based on the title alone and because I am obviously biaed, but no, it was Mr. Bingley and I loved it so much! This book was hilarious and […]

Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis

“Sadie.” She shook her head. “Look at me. Please?” It was the damn please that had her opening her eyes. He’d closed the gap so that if she so much as took a breath, they’d be touching. So she did just that. She took a deep breath, and then their bodies were up against each […]

The Red Ribbon by: Lucy Adlington

Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood.  As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no […]

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

A magical, fantastical, diverse reimagining of Alice and Wonderland and it is perfect! 

THE PROPHET CALLS by: Melanie Sumrow

Uncle Max beckons us to follow him. I swallow hard as we move away from the stream of people entering the meetinghouse. As soon as Tanner and I turn the corner, I spot the worn leather strap. It hangs from a rusted nail on the wall. The sight of the leather makes me shake. Tanner’s […]

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

This is a story about a boy who does not quite fit in but who was obviously born to stand out. Marcus is an 8th grader who towers over his peers and uses his height and bulk to provide protection for kids who are bullied. Marcus reminds me a lot of my own son who […]

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

We all live on this earth together and we will only be here this one time. It is imperative that we teach our young people to be kind to one another because you never know what another person is battling in their life. If they learn to be kind now, they will be kind adults […]

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s […]