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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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy #1) by Joe Hart


What would happen if the female birth rate fell to below 1% thus decimating the world’s female population?  Joe Hart runs with this concept in the first book in The Dominion Trilogy, The Last Girl.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Mystery, Other, Young Adult

Book Review: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay


I requested Gone to Drift because the cover gave me Island of the Blue Dolphins vibes.  While this was nothing like Island of the Blue Dolphins, this was a very interesting YA novel about a boy’s quest to find out what happened to his beloved Grandfather who never returns from a fishing trip.  It sounds simple, but this book was much more than I was anticipating…

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fantasy, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: YA Books (September 2017)


Books included in this post: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, East by Edith Pattou, & The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Book Trigger/Content Warning: suicide & sexual assault

*This review will touch upon suicide*

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Book Blogger Recs, Features

Book Blogger Recs: Bloggers to Follow for YA Readers (Part 1)


If you missed it last month, I started a new feature on my blog called “Book Blogger Recs”.  You can read my first installment here → Book Blogger Recs: Bloggers to Follow for Thriller/Suspense/Crime Readers.

“Book Blogger Recs” is a monthly feature where I highlight book bloggers based on a particular theme.  This will not be a simple listing of blogs, but also a mini Q&A session with each blogger.  This way you can get to know the bloggers a little better before checking out their blogs for yourselves.

Are you a YA reader?  If so, I have a few book bloggers I would like to introduce you to…

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