Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Title: Exit, Pursued by a Bear Author: E.K. Johnston Published: Dutton Books 2016 Recommended if you like: Cheerleading, hopeful survivor stories, Shakespeare, Veronica Mars Read-a-Like: All the Rage, Speak, Open Road Summer Rating: 6 out of 5 Golden Bear Mascots First Line: I start running after school.   Y’all, I LOVED this book. Like I LOOOOVED it. I read it the second I … More Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Book Review: What We Left Behind by Robin Talley

Title: What We Left Behind Author: Robin Talley Published: Harelequin Teen, 2015, 405 pages Recommended if you like: Books with Diverse Characters, Books set in college, Character driven stories, LGBTQIA+, Gender Identity exploration Read-a-Like: I am J, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Not Otherwise Specified Rating: 5 out of 5 Top Hat Pendents First Line: Even before I saw her, it was … More Book Review: What We Left Behind by Robin Talley

Book Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Mini Review: Gabi!! Be my BFF! And then can we travel back in time to give this book to my 17 year old self! Title: Gabi, A Girl In Pieces Author: Isabel Quintero Published: Cinco Puntos Press, 2014, 284 pages Recommended if you like: Books with Diverse Characters, Novels in journal form, Positive depiction of … More Book Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Group Book Review

What’s up nerds?! ERMYGERD IT’S FALLLLLLLL!!! I mean… it’s the midwest so it could be 90 fucking degrees tomorrow… but at this particular moment in time, it is fall. Fall is happiness. It’s my favorite season. The only downside to fall is that it is followed by winter. But during fall not even that can … More Group Book Review

Book Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Title: No One Needs to Know Author: Amanda Grace Expected publication: September 8th 2014 by Flux, 240 pages Recommended if you like: Sarah Dessen, LGBTQ stories, twins, realistic fiction, non traditional love triangles Rating: 3.75 out of 5 smuggled xanax pills Mini Review: Sometimes the cliché of opposites attracting has more to do with differences … More Book Review: No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace

Book Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Mini Review: The best elements of dystopia from a refreshingly different perspective. Title: The Summer Prince Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson Published: March 2013 by Arthur A. Levine Books 289 pages Recommended if you like: Dystopian YA, novels with rad future tech, ethnic diversity, LGBTQ novels, street art Read-a-Like: Proxy by Alex London Rating: 4.75 out of … More Book Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Book Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam

    Title: Pantomime  Author: Laura Lam First Sentences: “’Well, boy,’ the ringmaster said, ‘What can you do?’ Publisher:  February 5th, 2013 by Strange Chemistry, 392 Pages Rating: 5 out of 5 Magic Vestige Artifacts Recommended if you like: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, realistic fantasy, Victorian era stories, Steampunk, magic, and if you ever wanted to run away and … More Book Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam

Book Review: Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title: Born Confused Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier First Sentences: “I guess the whole mess started around my birthday. Amendment: my first birthday.” Publisher:   July 1st 2003 by Scholastic Paperbacks Rating: 4 out of 5 Daddy Daughter Corn Muffin Dates * This ARC provided through Netgalley* Mini Review: Lovely and entrancing, with minimal use of annoying tropes.     Summary Dimple is an … More Book Review: Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier