Category Archives: Book Reviews

YA Book Review: Invisible Monsters (Talker 25 Book 2) by Joshua McCune

In his debut novel Talker 25, Joshua McCune asked us, “What are your limits? How far would you go to protect the ones you love?” In the sequel to that heartbreaking, intense novel, he pushes us even further: “Once you … Continue reading

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MG Must Read: The Stars of Summer (Gladys Gatsby 2) by Tara Dairman

Poor Gladys. She had no idea what she was in for when she became friends with rich, popular Charissa Bentley. For her twelfth birthday, not only does Gladys get a super dinner out in New York City — naturally, at the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Austen Man

I watched “Northanger Abbey” (2007) the other night. Again. Because, why not? How can you resist JJ Feild and Felicity Jones? (And it bears noting that as of this month, two of the actresses in this production have gone on to … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: “Talker 25” by Joshua McCune

I grew up with dragons. Fairy tales and Arthurian legends. Eustace Scrubb in “The Dawn Treader.” Smaug in “The Hobbit.” The dragons of Pern with their riders. The dragons of wild imagination in hours of Dungeons and Dragons games. THE … Continue reading

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YA Historical Debut – “The Last Sister” by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker

I am delighted to be part of the book launch celebrations for Courtney McKinney-Whitaker’s brilliant YA novel “The Last Sister.” Today, I’m posting my review of the book, and over the next few days, I’ll be posting an interview I did … Continue reading

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MG Must Read – “All Four Stars” By Tara Dairman

From world-traveler and adventurous eater Tara Dairman comes the delightful tale of Gladys Gatsby who is growing up gourmet in a fast food world. Think of your favorite stories as a kid – the ones that made you smile, the … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

First, an admission:  I am a huge fan of Katherine Longshore. Second, a confession:  I was so done with Anne Boleyn. Therefore, I was conflicted about diving right into “Tarnish,” Katherine Longshore’s YA novel of Anne Boleyn’s early days at Henry … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Prince of Shadows” by Rachel Caine

You guys know I love Shakespeare, and I read pretty much every adaptation/novelization I can get my hands on since that’s what I’m doing with my writing life right now. That’s why I picked up “Prince of Shadows” the second I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rose Throne

I enjoy Mette Ivie Harrison’s books, so when I was browsing the YA section at my library and found “The Rose Throne” (2013), I snatched it up. What I discovered there was more than just another YA fantasy. The books … Continue reading

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YA Historical “The Wicked and the Just”: You Want This Book

I just found out that it has been a year since this wonderful book was published, so we are going to celebrate that anniversary (and the looming publication of its paperback version) with my long-overdue review. Near the end of … Continue reading

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