Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!

4 stars Ari has lived her life on the run as an illegal immigrant from Ketch. She and her brother Kay have laid low after their moms were taken by the Mercer Corporation—a corporation that practically rules the entire galaxy. But, when Ari and Kay land on Old Earth while on the run from Mercer … Continue reading Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: An Underhyped, Genderbent King Arthur Retelling in Space!

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Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance

3 stars Robin of Locksley is dead. Marian, his intended, is lost without him and grieving at the news. Yet, she is jolted out of her grief upon the discovery that her maid’s brother, Will, is being hunted by the law. Determined to do what Robin would want, Marian goes out to the woods to … Continue reading Sherwood by Meagan Spooner: A Slower, Gender-Bent Robin Hood Retelling feat. a Surprising Romance

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts

I am absolutely overjoyed to have Lillie Vale on my blog today, talking about her debut Small Town Hearts! I've been following this book for years now, and it's finally here and published and (almost) in my hands (I need to stop by my P.O. box, haha!) and I'm so happy everyone can experience the … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Lillie Vale on Small Town Hearts

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: A Sweet Summer Romance feat. So. Many. Baked Goods

5 stars Babe Vogel loves the town of Oar’s Rest—she’s grown up here all her life with her best friends Penny and Chad, loves her job at the café The Busy Bean, and can’t imagine anywhere she’d rather be. But in the summer after graduation, everything is changing. Not only have Penny and Chad broken … Continue reading Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: A Sweet Summer Romance feat. So. Many. Baked Goods

The Weight of The Stars by K. Ancrum: A Story of a Girl who Dreams of the Stars

4 stars Ryann knows all about tough love, and upon meeting the standoffish Alexandria, she sets her sights on getting Alexandria to open up and letting Alexandria into her friend group. But there's more to Alexandria that meets the eye, and when Ryann discovers that Alexandria is the daughter of an astronaut who went on … Continue reading The Weight of The Stars by K. Ancrum: A Story of a Girl who Dreams of the Stars

Internment by Samira Ahmed: A Powerful Look at a Potential Future if Islamophobia Persists

4.5 stars Layla Amin and her parents marked themselves as Muslim on the U.S. census, despite watching hatred against Muslims grow in the community and word around them. Now, Layla and her family have been forced to leave their homes and live in an internment camp for Muslim-American citizens, under the rule of a harsh … Continue reading Internment by Samira Ahmed: A Powerful Look at a Potential Future if Islamophobia Persists

Just Announced: Interview with Cat Scully, Author-Illustrator of Jennifer Strange!

Have you heard?! The cover and world map of Catherine Scully's Jennifer Strange just went live on Young Adult Books Central an hour ago (find it here!) and I am counting down the days until we get to read it in person!!! You might know Cat or some of her work based on some of … Continue reading Just Announced: Interview with Cat Scully, Author-Illustrator of Jennifer Strange!

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees: A Spooky Fantasy Filled With Witches, Woods, and Magic Galore!

3.5 stars Rhea Rhavenna knows of things that don't actually exist. A wood at her backyard. A boy in the darkness of the attic. And when the boy speaks to her, she agrees to play his game. Which leads Rhea to discover something far greater than the life she's known with her family. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees: A Spooky Fantasy Filled With Witches, Woods, and Magic Galore!

Ruse by Cindy Pon: A Thrilling, Heist-Filled Sequel to Want (Want Spoilers Ahead!)

4.5 stars Jason, Lingyi, and their friends might have scared Jin Corp away from Taipei, but now Jin has his sights set on Shanghai. When Lingyi's friend Jany, an engineer of a new, better filtration system, dies by Jin's hand in order for Jin Corp to sell the filters only to the wealthiest of citizens, … Continue reading Ruse by Cindy Pon: A Thrilling, Heist-Filled Sequel to Want (Want Spoilers Ahead!)

Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Victoria Lee’s The Fever King

It's been a few months since we've had a character interview as our Writer Wednesday feature, but I'm so excited to bring this super spicy one from the characters of Victoria Lee's The Fever King! Seriously y'all, this book is now one of my all-time favorites and I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT. You can … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Victoria Lee’s The Fever King