Translucent, by Dan Rix

Imagine a substance that when stretched over an object (or a person) will render it (s/he) invisible. That alone was enough incentive for me to buy this book. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of invisibility, particularly how individual authors would deal with the specifics and the physics of it. If someone’s invisible but […]

Defiance (Son of a Mermaid Book Two), by Katie O’Sullivan

First off, I’d like to offer special congratulations to previously spotlighted author Katie O’Sullivan on the re-release of the second book in her Son of a Mermaid series, which is now called Defiance. I read and enjoyed this book back in the spring of this year, but I held off on posting a review to […]

In a World Just Right, by Jen Brooks

I wrote a handful of reviews a few months ago about some books I bought my children at a YA book reading event for several local authors. Many of the books sounded wonderful, but I limited the purchases to one book per child. This one was just outside everyone’s top choices, but it came with […]

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 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 […]

Drawn In, by Sioux Trett

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This may very well be the most challenging review I’ve yet to write for this blog. Granted, I’ve only written a handful or so of them, but this one is difficult. What makes it so difficult? I enjoyed this story so much, and it has several plot twists, that I’m afraid to do a disservice […]

To Nowhere, by C.E. Wilson

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If you tell most teenagers not to do something, chances are that they’re going to do it anyway. Wyatt should have really thought it through before telling Lyris not to go into the strange room in the abandoned “haunted” house next door to where she and her parents just moved. If only she had listened… […]

Every Day, by David Levithan

Every now and then, you come across a book—a book you don’t want to put down, a book that changes the way you look at things, a book that when you’re through with it you’re both upset that it’s over but overjoyed with what you got from it. I recently read a book like that: […]

My Rebellion Checklist, by Susan Soares

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In her first two books, Susan Soares tells a comedic and supernatural romance (My Zombie Ex-Boyfriends), and a sweet tearjerker about coping with grief and loss (Heart on a String). In her third book, My Rebellion Checklist, she rebels against the plots of her previous stories in the best way possible and delivers her best book […]

Son of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

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As an author of a Young Adult mermaid story, I decided that I wanted to see what else was out there in the genre. The first book I chose to read was Son of a Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan because, like my book, it was set on the coast and surrounding waters of New England. […]