Genre: Contemporary

Bite-Sized Reviews of After Zero, Breath of Flowers, George, & Carry On

Bite-Sized Reviews of After Zero, Breath of Flowers, George, & Carry On

I’ve got four reviews for you today: two MG contemporaries, a YA fantasy, and a YA graphic novel. Three of the four were books that I specifically picked up in an effort to read more LGBTQ+ books for Pride Month. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I discovered this book from AJ’s review @ Read All the Things. You should definitely read her review for an #OwnVoices perspective […]

Posted July 11, 2019 in Reviews / 27 Comments
Storm Blown by Nick Courage: Review of an Epic Adventure!

Storm Blown by Nick Courage: Review of an Epic Adventure!

A gripping, disaster-filled adventure of epic proportions, this MG book will certainly blow you away! What Fed My Addiction: Realistic storm experiences. In the author’s note, you find that Nick Courage grew up in New Orleans, so he grew up with tropical storms and hurricanes. That shows in the book. The storm itself is so vivid, it almost feels like a character. And the build from calm (where many characters assumed the storm wasn’t really […]

Posted July 8, 2019 in Reviews / 16 Comments
4th of July Picture Book Spotlight & Author Interview: Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus

4th of July Picture Book Spotlight & Author Interview: Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Lately I’ve been more and more curious about the picture book process. I’ve met lots of picture book authors at conferences and such, but I don’t know much about how picture books get made (which you’ll see from my questions. LOL!). Anyway, Sarvinder Naberhaus is one of the authors I met at the most recent SCBWI conference I went to. I drove her to the airport after the conference, and we talked for a long […]

Posted June 28, 2019 in Author Interview, Picture Books / 10 Comments
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith: Review & Giveaway

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith: Review & Giveaway

A story of dealing with trauma and figuring out who you are after life has changed, this book has a powerful message of hope and healing. What Fed My Addiction: Chris’s realistic family conflict. Chris’s mother has a hard time accepting Chris’s transition. For one thing, she has lots of fears about her son’s safety out in the world, especially after Chris was already attacked before he even came out as trans. I know lots […]

Posted June 21, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 34 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Finale, Autoboyography, Virtually Yours and Secrets of a Fangirl

Bite-Sized Reviews of Finale, Autoboyography, Virtually Yours and Secrets of a Fangirl

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA fantasy, two YA contemporaries, and a MG contemporary. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I loved this series-ender! I’ll confess that I was nervous at first—I thought that we were going to end up with a long, drawn-out love triangle between Scarlett, Julian and Nicolas (and it was going to be played out in the form of a contest, no […]

Posted June 19, 2019 in Reviews / 28 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of I Love You So Mochi, Girl Against the Universe, Midsummer’s Mayhem, and Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Bite-Sized Reviews of I Love You So Mochi, Girl Against the Universe, Midsummer’s Mayhem, and Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

I’ve got four reviews for you today: two YA contemporaries, a MG contemporary fantasy, and a MG adventure. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I picked this book up on a whim when I saw two glowing reviews from fellow bloggers (Dani @ Perspective of a Writer and Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books), and I’m so glad I did! This is the type of book that […]

Posted June 4, 2019 in Reviews / 31 Comments
No Place Like Here by Christina June: Review & Giveaway

No Place Like Here by Christina June: Review & Giveaway

Ashlyn has lived her life trying to measure up to her father’s expectations, but it’s always been a losing battle. So, even when he ends up in prison for tax evasion, he somehow still has a hold over her that she can’t quite break. She’s shipped off to work at a wilderness camp with her cousin—something she never would have chosen for herself—and she spends the summer wishing she could just go back home again. […]

Posted May 31, 2019 in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 24 Comments
Shred Girls by Molly Hurford: Review

Shred Girls by Molly Hurford: Review

Girl Power at its best! Shred Girls follows Lindsay as she goes from shy superhero wannabe to BMX biker extraordinaire. Lindsay spends her time reading superhero comics and imagining a world where she defeats the supervillain, but in real life she feels like an outsider, never quite sure enough of herself to fit in. When her parents leave her with her older cousin Phoebe for the summer, Lindsay’s not sure what to think—after all, Phoebe’s always […]

Posted May 29, 2019 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Truth About Leaving, City of Ghosts, The Forever Song, & Educated

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a YA contemporary, a MG contemporary fantasy, a YA fantasy and a memoir. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Lucy has spent her whole life living for other people: when her mom moves for work, she sacrifices her own time and energy to help take care of her little brothers; when it’s time to think about college, she doesn’t consider anywhere […]

Posted May 21, 2019 in Reviews / 22 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Hurricane Season, Release, Grim Lovelies and Story Genius

Bite-Sized Reviews of Hurricane Season, Release, Grim Lovelies and Story Genius

I’ve got four reviews for you today: a MG contemporary, a YA contemporary, a YA fantasy and a non-fiction writing craft book. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Hurricane Season is a poignant story of the complexities of loving a parent who struggles with mental health issues. Fig is used to having to take care of her dad. She’s used to him embarrassing him in front of her […]

Posted April 29, 2019 in Reviews / 16 Comments