Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

4.5 stars Sophie would do anything for Peter, who has been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. He’s everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. And when she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll … Continue reading Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with RuthAnne Snow on When the Truth Unravels (+ Giveaway!)

Welcome to the very first Writer Wednesday! Today I have RuthAnne Snow on the blog talking about her debut, When the Truth Unravels, the friendships and different themes in the novel, and a little bit about writing distinct voices for you writers out there! I'm so excited for y'all to read what RuthAnne has to say and learn … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with RuthAnne Snow on When the Truth Unravels (+ Giveaway!)

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Darius the Great Is Not Okay! If you haven't heard me screaming about this book already, well, here's another chance to be exposed to the sheer wonderfulness that is this book. Seriously. I'm in love. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its … Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

See All the Stars by Kit Frick (DRC): Separating Fact from Fiction from Fantasy

2 stars Ellory used to be close friends with Bex, Jenni, and Ret--three headstrong young women who were her whole solar system. But now Ellory is alone, their group torn apart by secrets, deception, and a life-changing incident. Senior year after a two-month suspension and a summer away is something Ellory dreads, and she just … Continue reading See All the Stars by Kit Frick (DRC): Separating Fact from Fiction from Fantasy

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin (ARC): Body Positivity, Family Issues, and So Much More

3 stars Savannah has a lot on her plate. Besides being home without her sister as a buffer between Savvy and her mother, Savannah has to deal with her mother's obsession with weight growing deeper and her pressure for Savvy to be constantly mindful of what she eats growing stronger. Between her mom's diet-helicoptering, missing … Continue reading To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin (ARC): Body Positivity, Family Issues, and So Much More

Waffles (the Dog), Weddings, and Wonderful Books: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)

Looking for cute dogs named after food items, ghosts in the ceiling, or awesome family dynamics? Well, you've come to the right place! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Morgan Matson's Save the Date! Matson's a pretty well known author, but if you think you've seen all there is to see from … Continue reading Waffles (the Dog), Weddings, and Wonderful Books: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Blog Tour (+Giveaway!)

Abusive Relationships in YA Fiction and Why It’s Important to Talk About Them: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi Blog Tour (+ Giveaway!)

When I first heard about Always Forever Maybe, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. It wasn't just the pretty, dripping paint cover that caught my eye. It was also how this book continues to spark a discourse that is really important and necessary in the scope of all of today's YA … Continue reading Abusive Relationships in YA Fiction and Why It’s Important to Talk About Them: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi Blog Tour (+ Giveaway!)

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (DRC): Not Another Weight-Loss Story

4 stars Cookie Vonn's dream is to become the next big fashion designer. But being fat is a cardinal sin in the world of fashion, and Cookie's always being compared to her supermodel mother. And when a trip to New York gone wrong including being deemed too fat to fly and having her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (DRC): Not Another Weight-Loss Story