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#IMWAYR: Bite-Sized Reviews of Cruzita and the Mariacheros and Willodeen

#IMWAYR: Bite-Sized Reviews of Cruzita and the Mariacheros and Willodeen

I’ve joined up with the IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? kid-lit edition, hosted by Unleashing Readers. This will help me get more reviews posted – I have lots of books I’ve loved lately to share with you! So, today I’m sharing reviews of two middle-grade books, one by a debut author and one by a MG icon. Hope these bite-sized reviews are enough to feed your fiction addiction! This MG contemporary is both an […]

Posted July 22, 2024 in Reviews / 0 Comments
#IMWAYR: Bite-Sized Reviews of The Mystery of Locked Rooms & Free Period

#IMWAYR: Bite-Sized Reviews of The Mystery of Locked Rooms & Free Period

I’m going to try to be a bit more consistent with posting reviews, since I’ve been so bad about it lately. One thing that I thought might help is if I joined up with the IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? kid-lit edition, hosted by Unleashing Readers. This way, hopefully I’ll get at least one or two reviews posted each week – I have lots of books I’ve loved lately to share with you! So, today I’m […]

Posted April 29, 2024 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Courtesy of Cupid, The Curse of Eelgrass Bog, Falling Short, and Dungeons and Drama

Bite-Sized Reviews of Courtesy of Cupid, The Curse of Eelgrass Bog, Falling Short, and Dungeons and Drama

Today, I’m reviewing three MG novels a YA romance. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Courtesy of Cupid is one of the first true middle grade romances I can remember reading (where the romance is the primary focus of the book). In fact, it reads a lot like a YA romance, except that the relationship doesn’t make it all the way to kissing by the end of the […]

Posted February 5, 2024 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Between Monsters and Marvels, The Swifts, A Work in Progress, and The Land of Broken Promises.

Bite-Sized Reviews of Between Monsters and Marvels, The Swifts, A Work in Progress, and The Land of Broken Promises.

Today, I’m reviewing three YA reads and two MGs. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! A unique middle grade fantasy with a big dose of mystery! When Dare’s father is killed, everyone says it’s a random stranger, but she doesn’t believe it. She’s sure that a monster killed him, even though monsters were supposedly eliminated completely. Dare is sent away from home, but she doesn’t stop searching for […]

Posted September 18, 2023 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of The Big Flush, Give Me a Sign, Come See the Fair, Always Isn’t Forever, and Year on Fire

Bite-Sized Reviews of The Big Flush, Give Me a Sign, Come See the Fair, Always Isn’t Forever, and Year on Fire

Today, I’m reviewing three YA reads and two MGs. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! I absolutely adored the first book in this zany MG series, so I jumped at the chance to review THE BIG FLUSH. At Barnes & Noble, I often recommend this book to younger MG readers or more reluctant readers. The combination of humor and fun illustrations makes it very accessible. This second book is […]

Posted August 8, 2023 in Reviews / 3 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Throwback; Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe; Ellie Engle Saves Herself; and Perfect Villains

Bite-Sized Reviews of Throwback; Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe; Ellie Engle Saves Herself; and Perfect Villains

Today, I’m reviewing two YA reads and two MGs. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Perfect for fans of Back to the Future, this book sends the MC on a quest back in time, where she has to fix the relationship between her mom and her grandma… and maybe meet the boy of her dreams? Sam has a fantastic bond with her halmoni (her grandma), and she’s never understood […]

Posted June 14, 2023 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Two Degrees, School Trip, The Guardian Test, Global, and The Stranded

Bite-Sized Reviews of Two Degrees, School Trip, The Guardian Test, Global, and The Stranded

Today, I’m reviewing four MG reads and a YA dystopian. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Two Degrees is a heart-pounding climate change adventure, perfect for kids who loved the I Survived Series and are ready for a read that takes them to the next level. The story follows four kids caught up in three different climate change disasters. Akira is trying to escape a wildfire, while Natalie is swept […]

Posted May 12, 2023 in Reviews / 4 Comments
Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca: Review & Rajani’s Top Ten Addictions

Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca: Review & Rajani’s Top Ten Addictions

Today I’m featuring MIRROR TO MIRROR by Rajani LaRocca, an incredible new MG novel in verse featuring identical twin sisters who are afraid their lifelong bond isn’t enough to hold them together in the face of mental health issues. Read on for my review of the book, and then make sure you also check out Rajani’s list of top ten addictions to find out more about the author! Buy from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Bookshop.org Mirror […]

Posted April 11, 2023 in Author Top Ten Lists, Reviews / 3 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Good Different, The Last Mapmaker, Answers in the Pages, Momo Arashimo Steals the Sword of the Wind, How Do Meerkats Order Pizza? and Welcome to Monsterville

Bite-Sized Reviews of Good Different, The Last Mapmaker, Answers in the Pages, Momo Arashimo Steals the Sword of the Wind, How Do Meerkats Order Pizza? and Welcome to Monsterville

Today, I’m reviewing six MG reads. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Good Different is a poignant novel in verse about a girl who learns to advocate for herself and finally let go of her quest to be “normal.” Selah has always felt different than her peers. She realizes that she doesn’t experience the world the same way they do, and she has created a list of rules […]

Posted March 23, 2023 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Bite-Sized Reviews of Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone, The Girl in White, A Long Way from Home, and Little Thieves

Bite-Sized Reviews of Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone, The Girl in White, A Long Way from Home, and Little Thieves

Today, I’m reviewing three MG reads and one YA. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone explores the intricacies and complexities of subtle bullying and how it can snowball into something so much worse. On its surface, the book is about a girl who believes in aliens and then disappears mysteriously. The question of whether or not the aliens in the story may be […]

Posted February 17, 2023 in Reviews / 4 Comments