Book Review: Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 336 pages

Published: June 18, 2019

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contemporary, Fantasy Continue reading “Book Review: Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron”

Quote of the Day – August 13, 2019

Shatter-Me-2“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers bring…an abundance of new releases! From a fantasy about books to a historical fashion emporium, here are some April new releases that will have you enjoy being stuck inside with this wet, spring weather:

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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 531 pages

Published: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Fantasy Continue reading “Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi”

Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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Book Review: Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 384 pages

Published: January 29, 2019 (first published February 8th 2018)

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Continue reading “Book Review: Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard”

Books To Read This Month: March Edition

From the rocking sixties to hidden treasures, here are some great March new releases that will have you charmed while you patiently wait for the breath of spring:

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Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 464 pages

Published: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic

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Book Review: Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Published: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Genre:  Young Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Stories Continue reading “Book Review: Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner”