ARC review, book review, young adult

Squad by Mariah MacCarthy (ARC Review)

This darkly comic debut novel by an award-winning playwright is like Mean Girls meets Heathers with a splash of Bring it On. Jenna Watson is a cheerleader. But it’s not some Hollywood crap. Cheerleaders are not every guy’s fantasy; they are not the “popular girls” or the “mean girls” of Marsen High School. They’re too busy for that. They’re literally just some human females trying to live their lives and do a perfect toe touch. But that all changed after Raejean stopped talking to Jenna and started hanging out with Meghan Finnegan… Read More Squad by Mariah MacCarthy (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway (ARC Review)

He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Cursein Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines… Read More Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway (ARC Review)

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Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

A contemporary novel about two best friends who must make tough decisions about their futures–and the TV show they host–in their senior year of high school. Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six. But with the end of senior year quickly approaching… Read More Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (ARC Review)

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The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House Canada for selecting me to be a part of the The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena! When I heard about this book, I just knew that I had to read it! A) It’s CanLit, B) it’s diverse CanLit, and C) it’s set in the Toronto area (which is… Read More The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (Blog Tour: ARC Review)

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Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko (Review)

As the winter ice begins to thaw, the fury of a demon builds — all because one girl couldn’t stay dead . . .Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student — dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) — but she’s uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind…… Read More Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko (Review)

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No One Here Is Lonely by Sarah Everett (ARC Review)

Our entire lives are online, but what if the boy you love actually lives there? For fans of Adam Silvera comes a story about the future of relationships.Eden has always had two loves: her best friend, Lacey, and her crush, Will. And then, almost simultaneously, she loses them both. Will to a car accident and Lacey to the inevitable growing up and growing apart… Read More No One Here Is Lonely by Sarah Everett (ARC Review)

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (Review)

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough… Read More 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne (Review)