Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Though I had seen the cover image for this book around the web the past couple of years, I don’t think I really had it on my radar (or on my to-read list) until I caught wind that it was being adapted into a movie to be directed by Tim Burton. The words peculiar children […]

Ensnared, by A.G. Howard

Last Christmas, my daughters gave me the first two books in A.G. Howard’s dark and twisted reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. The concept was outstanding: Alyssa is a direct descendant of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s book, who journeyed to the real Wonderland. I read the first book, Splintered, back in March and […]

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, by Lindsay Ribar

Come on, how could I resist a title and cover like this? How could I resist this basic plot synopsis? Aspen Quick’s family has the power to reach into people and take something from them—a memory, an ability, a personality trait, and/or more—but they do so to keep the cliff from crumbling down and killing […]

Gemini, by Sonya Mukherjee

As soon as I learned about this book, I wanted to read it. It wasn’t available at the time, so I’d have to wait. And wait. And wait. I avoided reading reviews, but I saw the high average star rating it had—people who had the privilege of reading an advance copy loved it. But I […]

The Space Between Heartbeats, by Melissa Pearl

After finishing a book I really enjoyed, I was waiting for another book I ordered to arrive. I needed something quick to read in the meantime, and though I found something on my Kindle, I read it too quickly—within 12 hours. I still had four more days to wait, so I scrolled through my Kindle […]

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. […]