My Life Before Me Review

Title: My Life Before Me Author: Norah McClintock Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing worth fighting for comes easy. Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she’s ready to leave small-town Ontario … Continue reading My Life Before Me Review

Seven Ways We Lie Review

Title: Seven Ways We Lie Author: Riley Redgate Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Seven students. Seven (deadly) sins. One secret. Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to … Continue reading Seven Ways We Lie Review

ARC Review: Beyond a Large Steep Hill

Title: Beyond a Large Steep Hill Author: Leigh Belrose Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, folktale, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: While playing a game of ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ with his child friends on his Birthday, ten-year-old Everett loses his footing and tumbles down a large steep hill. From here on, a fantastical dream-like adventure begins. In … Continue reading ARC Review: Beyond a Large Steep Hill

ARC Review: The Love Interest

Title: The Love Interest Author: Cale Dietrich Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted … Continue reading ARC Review: The Love Interest

The Scorpion Rules Review

Title: The Scorpion Rules Author: Erin Bow Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, dystopian, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: The children of world leaders are held hostage in an attempt to keep the peace in this “slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel. Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a … Continue reading The Scorpion Rules Review

Unrivaled Review

Title: Unrivaled Author: Alyson Noël Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of … Continue reading Unrivaled Review

ARC Review: Sucktown, Alaska

Title: Sucktown, Alaska Author: Craig Dirkes Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Looking for a great adventure, eighteen-year-old Eddie Ashford stumbles into a job as a reporter in tiny Bethel, Alaska, a place so remote that bush planes and dog sleds are the only ways in or out. When the job and … Continue reading ARC Review: Sucktown, Alaska

Ink Review

Title: Ink Author: Amanda Sun Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, paranormal, fantasy, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she … Continue reading Ink Review

Lost & Found Review

Title: Lost & Found Author: Brooke Davis Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, adult Goodreads Synopsis: Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back. … Continue reading Lost & Found Review

ARC Review: Mill River Senior High

Title: Mill River Senior High Author: John C. Rubisch Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Imagine if you showed up for your senior year and learned your high school was closing. Worse- students will have to attend their hated rival school. Teachers are leaving, clubs and teams are dropped, no one wants … Continue reading ARC Review: Mill River Senior High