Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

You're probably thinking: "Vicky, honey, you know that today is Friday, right?" And it may be Friday in the US, but it's *basically* Wednesday in the UK. Because UK books come out on Thursday and US ones come out on Tuesday. Likewise, Writer Wednesday happens on the day after pub day in that country--so in … Continue reading Writer W-Friday?!: Author Interview with Savannah Brown on The Truth About Keeping Secrets

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!

4 stars A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.​ Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty … Continue reading Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte: A Murder Mystery that Will Keep You On Your Toes till the Very End!

5 Things to Do If You’ve Witnessed a Murder: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

I am so excited to bring a super fun post inspired by one of my most anticipated releases, Four Dead Queens, to you today! I've read the book and it's AWESOME with its murder mystery in a fictional setting (my review will go up tomorrow on the blog) and I am so excited to talk a little … Continue reading 5 Things to Do If You’ve Witnessed a Murder: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons: A School for Cons, Mixed Raced Protagonists, and Entertaining Stories

4 stars Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists. When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale, it seems like a new start for her. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore … Continue reading The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons: A School for Cons, Mixed Raced Protagonists, and Entertaining Stories

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

5 stars A clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends), The Dead Queens Club tells the story from the perspective of Annie Marck aka Cleves, a 17-year-old aspiring journalist who meets Henry at summer camp. Beingn girlfriend number four is hard, and Cleves is the only girlfriend to … Continue reading The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

3.5 stars When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she finds out one of them is a clone of her dead best friend. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. But Emma couldn't care less, and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year … Continue reading The Similars by Rebecca Hanover (DRC): Boarding Schools, Clones, and Mystery

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

4 stars Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town … Continue reading Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (ARC): A Solid Mystery, but Not as Good as One of Us Is Lying

Another Year Gone By: Most Anticipated YA Releases of November & December

I meant to post this many many weeks ago (aka the start of November, so a VERY long time), but somehow a lot of things just kept getting in my way. Life, the gross new WordPress (which I switched back from), lack of motivation. But anyways, I AM HERE WITH AMAZING NOVEMBER BOOKS (and now … Continue reading Another Year Gone By: Most Anticipated YA Releases of November & December

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns

4 stars Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Becoming captain, and far sooner than she thought, involves struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how … Continue reading This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (ARC): A Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Full of Twists and Turns