Book Reviews, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: February 2019 (Part 1)


Hello bookworms!

Today I am excited to share a few mini reviews for some recent reads.  One of which will be making an appearance on my “top books of 2019” list!  Read on to find out which book it is…

*Books included in this batch of mini book reviews: In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French, Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed, Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden, & The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

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Book Recommendation Lists, Bookish Odds & Ends, Features

6 Middle Grade Books to Read This Halloween



I’m going to admit something to you all.  I’m a HUGE wuss when it comes to scary stuff.  Like, for real.  I can’t handle horror movies or books…

…but I can handle spooky middle grade reads! When the Halloween season rolls around, I like to reach for a darker MG book.

Today I am going to share 6 middle grade books that are perfect for the Halloween season for all the MG readers in your life, or if you are like me and like your Halloween reads on the tamer side…

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Book Events, Features

Book Event: An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson in Conversation With Sharon Draper


Last month I had the pleasure of attending Jacqueline Woodson’s book tour for her most recent release, Harbor Me

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Book Review: The Battle of Junk Mountain by Lauren Abbey Greenberg + ARC #Giveaway



When I was contacted by the publisher with the offer to read & review The Battle of Junk Mountain, I decided to overlook the fact that I am not technically open for review requests and accepted the offer… What can I say?  I was in the mood for a middle grade read, and there was something about the cover that spoke to me. 

I am happy to report that I was rewarded with a wonderful little gem of a book.  The Battle of Junk Mountain is a heartwarming book about new & changing friendships, family drama, and a summer full of changes... 

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Reiew: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler


I find Japanese culture absolutely fascinating, so when I was scanning Netgalley and saw the cover for Risuko, it immediately caught my eye.  Once I read the book description and learned that it was a historical fiction novel set in 16th century Japan,  I leapt at the opportunity to read it. 

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