Books

20 by Vastal Surti

'It's really hitting me where I live. Prose poetry about what it feels like to be young and have the whole world caught inside your throat.' - Lena Dunham The story of a young model and an introspective writer, "20" is a novel about loneliness, love, hopes and dreams. One night as she is driving… Continue reading 20 by Vastal Surti

Books, netgalley, YA

ARC: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place. Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect… Continue reading ARC: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Books, Manga

Manga Classics: Emma

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary, Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen's classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga-ka Po Tse (Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice).… Continue reading Manga Classics: Emma

Books, Contemporary, Romance, YA

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Links: Goodreads | Amazon  Goodreads Synopsis: Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment… Continue reading One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Books, Manga, Uncategorized

Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

Author: Stacy King, Nathaniel Hawthrone (original) Genre: Graphic Novel, Manga Links: Goodreads | Amazon  Goodreads Synopsis: A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which… Continue reading Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

ARC, Contemporary, netgalley, Romance, Uncategorized, Young Adult

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

Goodreads Synopsis: The summer before Ivy’s senior year is going to be golden; all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad’s intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died… Continue reading Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

ARC, Books, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Uncategorized, Young Adult

Risuko by David Kudler: Book Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNQijRfaqx8 Goodreads Synopsis: Can one girl win a war? My name is Kano Murasaki, but most people call me Risuko. Squirrel. I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there. My nation has been at war for a hundred years, Serenity is under attack, my family is in disgrace, but some people think… Continue reading Risuko by David Kudler: Book Review

ARC, Books, Historical Fiction, Uncategorized, YA

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley: Book Review

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Goodreads Synopsis: Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been inseparable. After all, nothing can bond four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage out on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and… Continue reading Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley: Book Review