Grounded, by Sandra Cox

I’m not sure how I came across this book, but I do know what caused me to download it onto my Kindle. The pun will be intended as I openly admit that the premise of a girl who’s normal and carefree from dusk to dawn but a MARBLE STATUE from dawn to dusk totally rocks. […]

The Boy with the Hidden Name, by Skylar Dorset

A few months ago, I read The Girl Who Never Was—the first book in this series—and gave it five stars. I loved Selkie the narrator’s voice as all the irreverence was happening around her, and I loved the use of my hometown of Boston as a safe-haven for magical creatures. The book tied up its […]

Holding My Breath, by Susan Soares

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I had the pleasure of receiving an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’m a fan of mermaids. If you’ve followed my reviews, you also know that I’m a fan of author Susan Soares. I’ve reviewed her previous YA books: the […]

Waters of Change: Gwendolyn Falling, by Amy Astorga

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The book description on the Amazon product page for this book makes the following claim: “A young adult urban fantasy that will redefine mermaids.” I haven’t hidden my love for mermaids, so that bold statement was all it took for me to download a copy of this book onto my Kindle. Unbeknownst to author Amy […]

The Bird with the Broken Wing, by D.L. Richardson

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I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I’m part of the We ♥ YA Books! group over at Goodreads, and the description of this book intrigued me right away. I like contemporary supernatural stories, but the setting being Purgatory is what really hooked me. […]

Map to the Stars, by Jen Malone

I don’t read a lot of YA romance novels. Let me clarify: I read a lot of YA books that have romance in them, and I’ve written flirty, romantic sequences in my own books. I tend to gravitate more towards books that have something else (a contemporary issue or a fantasy/speculative/magical-realism element) driving the story with […]

The Girl Who Never Was, by Skylar Dorset

Have you been following my recent reviews? Good, then you know about the book reading event I went to with my daughters. I bought each of them a book, and two out of three kids chose books that intrigued me. I’m not saying the third’s choice didn’t—in fact, I enjoyed the passage that the author […]

Merminia, by Emm Cole

I read this book back in the spring, but for some reason(s)—being relatively new to blogging, busy time at work, astronomical confluence, who knows why—my review made it to Goodreads and Amazon, but not here. So here it finally is! I love mermaids, and after writing and publishing my own mermaid novel for my daughters, […]

The Secrets We Keep, by Trisha Leaver

In my most recent review, I mentioned a book reading event I went to with my daughters. They each picked out a book, and this was the book my oldest daughter chose. The premise and first chapter intrigued me too—maybe because it’s about a set of twins and my youngest daughters are twins—so I snagged […]

Becoming Jinn, by Lori Goldstein

I recently took my daughters to a wonderful book reading event at a not-so-local but not-too-faraway library. There were crafts for the kids (and adults) to do while ten YA authors read excerpts from their recently published books. I told my daughters that they could each choose a book that interested them (many intrigued me). […]