Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (ARC): A Charming Middle Grade Graphic Novel feat. Aquatic Unicorns

4 stars When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover a colony of Aquicorns—magical seahorse-like residents of the coral reef. As Lana explores the damaged town and the fabled undersea palace, she learns of how the adults … Continue reading Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (ARC): A Charming Middle Grade Graphic Novel feat. Aquatic Unicorns

Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (DRC): College Life and Coming Strife

3 stars Phoebe can't wait for everything's to come with college--she'll be better than ever and maybe have a chance with her childhood crush Luke who is conveniently attending the same college as her. Luke finds himself redefining who he is and dumping his long-term, long-distance girlfriend, as well as changing nearly everything about his … Continue reading Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (DRC): College Life and Coming Strife

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker

3 stars Princess Lira is siren royalty and has been conditioned by her mother, the Sea Queen, to be ruthless and is revered across the sea. But when she kills one of her own, she is punished and transformed into a siren's hated enemy--a human. Without song, she must deliver siren hunter and prince Elian's … Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo (DRC): The Little Mermaid–but Darker

13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww

I am a huge sucker for romantic comedies. In YA, I don't really like seeing full blown romances because nearly every time, they're not convincing to me. I don't know any teenagers that I immediately think "That's the couple that's truly in love. I bet they'll be married for 84 years." Sorry, but no. Which … Continue reading 13 Diverse Romcom Contemporaries That Will Make You Aww