Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with C.G. Drews (aka PaperFury) on The Boy Who Steals Houses

Cait is a blogging icon--not only is she one of the first bloggers I've ever discovered, but she gives back so much to the community, that I'm absolutely honored to be chatting with her on my blog today! We're talking all about her sophomore novel, The Boy Who Steals Houses, which centers found family, love, … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with C.G. Drews (aka PaperFury) on The Boy Who Steals Houses

The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens

I think (I know) some people will probably disagree with me on this, but a fundamental assumption made in this post is that first and foremost, YA's audience are teens ages 13-18. This isn't supposed to be a "adults can't read YA!!!" post, nor is it supposed to argue who YA is for. I'm telling you … Continue reading The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens

Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

As much as the whole book community is a really wonderful place full of really amazing bookworms, it's not perfect. There's a lot of disparity between groups of people, which obviously reflect real life prejudices within society, even if they're unconscious ones. Whether it's against international bookworms or non-white bookworms, this is something that needs … Continue reading Privilege in Publishing, Blogging, & the Book Community

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (DRC): Hardcore Sci-Fi, not Just For Boys

4 stars Eve's not doing so hot. The robot gladiator she put everything into building is a wreck and her Grandpa desperately needs medicine, fast. And to top it off, she's discovered the power to put electronics on the fritz which has led the radical puritanical Brotherhood onto her back. That's not to add the … Continue reading LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (DRC): Hardcore Sci-Fi, not Just For Boys

May I Please Have All These Books?: Most Anticipated May 2018 Releases

May is such a lit-erary month for young adult releases! There are so many awesome novels coming out and I just can't wait for all of them! Some of the ones I'm recommending below are ones I've read or am reading, while others are ones I'm very excited for. There's tons of great fantasy and … Continue reading May I Please Have All These Books?: Most Anticipated May 2018 Releases

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (DRC): Don’t Break the Rules, Change ’em.

4.5 stars This year, Millie is going to chase after her secret dream of broadcast journalism and also finally kiss her crush, instead of going to fat camp this summer. At the same time, Callie is the queen bee of the school, but with other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. And when circumstances (which … Continue reading Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (DRC): Don’t Break the Rules, Change ’em.