If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo

As soon as I learned about this book, I wanted to read it. And as soon as I saw it on display in the YA room of a local library, I checked it out and started reading a few days later (because I wasn’t yet done with a different book). As I quickly read this […]

The Girl in the Time Machine, by Debra Chapoton

I recently got an Amazon gift card, and I used it to order a book that I really want to read, but I have to wait for it to arrive. Also, I just finished (and loved) a book that I really wanted to read, but I’m still working on writing that review. So I searched through […]

The Promise, by C.E. Wilson

If you’ve been following my reviews, you should know by now that I’m a fan of author C.E. Wilson’s work, particularly her tales of size-disparate people. Whether it be the giant world of To Nowhere, or the dystopian tale with a twist The Boy with Words, you know you’re in for a well-thought-out story with […]

The Mermaid’s Sister, by Carrie Anne Noble

Before MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff draws to a close, I’ve got another mermaid-themed book to review. This book was the 2014 winner of Amazon’s breakthrough novel competition in the young adult category, and as a debut YA fairy tale, I can see why. There’s much to appreciate about the crafting of this story, particularly […]

How to be a Mermaid, by Erin Hayes

MERMAID MONTH continues here at the Stuff, and now that my book is all edited/revised and out there in the world, I get to enjoy reading books that aren’t my own. Yay! This one has been on my Kindle since it came out last summer as part of the Falling in Deep collection of novellas. […]

You Wish, by Mandy Hubbard

I’m still doing last minute things for the release of Skipping the Scales, and I haven’t read anything new in a while, so I’m back with a review of another book that I read and adored before I started blogging. Also, it’s MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff, and the story of how/why I bought […]

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

I’m super busy doing the final read-through and line-editing of the proof copy of Skipping the Scales, so I’m not currently reading anything else. However, I want to keep the reviews going here at the Stuff. Between now and the release date (July 14), I’m posting reviews of a few books that I read before […]

Black Sun, by Dan Rix

Whoa! Wow. What? Back at the start of the year, I binge-read the first four books in Rix’s Translucent series. I loved them, and you can go back and read my reviews of them here, here, here, and here. It’s been several months since I was last in narrator Leona’s headspace, and would that hiatus break […]

The Body Swap (Werewolf High Book Three), by Anita Oh

I’ve already read the first two books in this fun little series, and the second book ended in an intriguing cliffhanger, so I couldn’t resist picking up the third. With a title like The Body Swap, you kinda have some idea what to expect going in. After all, there have been countless body swap stories […]

Places No One Knows, by Brenna Yovanoff

On the surface, this book is YA romance between a super-motivated girl and a super-slacker boy. That somewhat common trope wouldn’t be enough to attract me to this. What pulled me in was the inclusion of a magical realism element. I like YA contemporary books with one little fantastical twist, especially if it’s used well […]