Today is the day SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by the wonderfully talented Susan Dennard hits shelves, and I am SO EXCITED! I’ve read this book (more than once), and let me tell you, it’s fantastic! It’s a fast-paced, hold-onto-your-hats read with mystery, intrigue and a generous dash of swoon-worthy romance. Or, as Goodreads puts [...]
Cecily’s father has ruined her life. He’s moving them to occupied Wales, where the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will finally be the lady of the house.
Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English [...]
A couple weeks ago, I decided to re-read the entire Harry Potter series, back to back. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually read the books, and so far it’s been an eye-opening experience. (Dude. The movies have TOTALLY ruined the reading for me. I can’t help but hear the dialogue as inflected [...]
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. [...]
The Baby Sitter’s Club. The Holy Grail of the late 1980s series. The series that inspired millions of tween girls everywhere to start baby sitting clubs of their own. Did any of those ever get past the first planning meeting, btw? If you’re a girl and you’re reading this now, chances are [...]
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that [...]
In 1940, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin invaded the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and annexed them into the USSR. Shortly thereafter, he began a systematic ethnic cleansing of the Baltic people. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY begins when Soviet officers barge into 15-year-old Lina’s house and deport her along with her mother and [...]
Sorry for the radio silence this week. I’ve been making a real push to get all of my revisions finished up ASAP, and, well, it’s taken every spare bit of free time I’ve had. I know, excuses, excuses. Onward with the Faves!
Favorite blog post I read this week: This amazingly detailed post from [...]
You guys. It’s rare that a book blows me away as much as DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE did. But it’s true. This book? Blew. Me. Away.
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark [...]
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty [...]