ARC review, book review, nonfiction

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace… Read More Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw (ARC Review)

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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Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Blog Tour: ARC Review & Excerpt)

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.… Read More Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Blog Tour: ARC Review & Excerpt)

ARC review, book review, young adult

Enchantée by Gita Trelease (ARC Review)

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians…When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money… Read More Enchantée by Gita Trelease (ARC Review)

ARC review, book review, comic/graphic, young adult

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau (ARC Review)

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector… Read More Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau (ARC Review)

waiting on wednesday, weekly meme

Waiting on Wednesday #10: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Hey everyone! And happy Wednesday! This week I’m featuring one of my most-anticipated fantasy releases of the year! Some of you may know that I really struggled with reading fantasy for most of 2018. But, now, everything seems to be back to normal because I’m not only looking forward to fantasy reads, but I’m also… Read More Waiting on Wednesday #10: Enchantée by Gita Trelease