Build Your Own Book Box Wrap-Up: How Did the August Box Turn Out?

If you didn't see, I did something a little wacky and hypothetical and fun on Twitter by asking y'all to answer questions on what y'all would want in an imaginary book box. You had no control over which specific item or fandoms, only control over what you thought might be the item or fandom. And … Continue reading Build Your Own Book Box Wrap-Up: How Did the August Box Turn Out?

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!

A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: An Atmospheric Novel on Resilience, Mystery, and Magic (+ INTL Giveaway!)

Looking for a book full of mystery, magic, and stories from the past? (And also a giveaway for said book?) Well, look no further because Nova Ren Suma's stellar novel, A Room Away from the Wolves, has got you covered! It's such a mysterious and atmospheric story about a girl, Bina, who is asked to leave … Continue reading A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma: An Atmospheric Novel on Resilience, Mystery, and Magic (+ INTL Giveaway!)

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube (ARC): Paranormal Activity Meets Black Swan

4 stars Something is wrong with Marianne. She's blanking out, doing things she would never do. Breaking things, hurting other people. And it's not because her parents have split up, her mom checked herself into the hospital, or that life hasn't been the same after quitting dance. Something is after her. But her attempt at … Continue reading The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube (ARC): Paranormal Activity Meets Black Swan

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards

4 stars Prison-guard-in-training Kenzie's dedication to the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Omnistellar Concepts, will falter, despite her life of training to become one of their elite guards. She would sacrifice anything to propel herself forward, but a routine drill goes sideways and she is taken hostage by rioting prisoners. At first, she’s … Continue reading Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (DRC): Corporations, Creepy Aliens, and Captive Guards