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Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

One of the most recent books to keep me up well past my bedtime, Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is an addictive read about finding romance in the most unlikely of places. Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her […]

Posted March 27, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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February-March 2017 Contest Winners

February-March 2017 Contest Winners

It’s time for another round-up of recent contest winners. So here we go … Fatal Option Two winners will each receive a finished copy of Chris Beakey’s new thriller, Fatal Option. Those winners are: Bill Norris and Mike Bratek Piper Perish One lucky winner will receive a finished copy of Piper Perish and the gift with […]

Posted March 26, 2017 by Sara in Contest Winners / 4 Comments
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Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Tiny Overlord Reviews: 5 New Board Books

Have you met my niece? Jocelynn – Jocie, for short. We also call her the Tiny Overlord. She’s adorable and hilarious, and she loves books. Loves them. This auntie couldn’t be prouder. So Jocie and her mom and I were all thrilled when Simon & Schuster recently sent me a box of five new board […]

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Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser

Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser

A cutting look at the many ways teen girls’ bodies and lives are viewed as objects, Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser is the rallying cry for young women everywhere to stand up and own their voices, their bodies, and their selves. Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg

Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg

In a society where women and girls are constantly pitted against each other — both in the real world and in countless forms of entertainment — Elizabeth Eulberg seeks to take down the girl fight, and remind us that “the other woman” is really Just Another Girl, her newest young adult book. And she does […]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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Top 13 Crime Families in YA Literature

Top 13 Crime Families in YA Literature

It’s release day for Pyromantic by Lish McBride today, the sequel to Firebug and one of my all-time favorite series. It’s got loads of snark & sass, the perfect dash of romance, and my favorite combination of all time ever: crime families in YA literature. Seriously, I LOVE organized crime/crime families/the mob/the maffia/etc. in YA […]

Posted March 21, 2017 by Sara in Feature, Lists / 0 Comments
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

A luscious, seductive tale about love, treachery, and war, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor gives credence to the power of stories and the readers who love them. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since […]

Posted March 16, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
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What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies: 6 Reasons Laura Bush is a Reading Superhero + Contest

What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies: 6 Reasons Laura Bush is a Reading Superhero + Contest

Today, we’re celebrating both Women’s History Month and the delightful new picture book, What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies? with a super fun blog post featuring one of my favorite first ladies. What’s the Big Deal About First Ladies? by Ruby Shamir and Matt Faulkner explores what it means to be First Lady and […]

Posted March 15, 2017 by Sara in Blog tour, Contests, Lists / 2 Comments
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Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy

An exquisite coming of age story, Just Fly Away by Andrew McCarthy is a study in character of one teen girl in the aftermath of discovering a devastating family secret. When fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, a eight-year-old boy named Thomas who lives in her own […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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