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Book Review: Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Not Here to Be LikedAuthor: Michelle QuachPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPublication Date: September 14, 2021ISBN: 9780063038363 Synopsis from Goodreads:Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim toContinue reading “Book Review: Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach”

Book Review: Hello, Star by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Hello, StarAuthor: Stephanie V.W. LucianovicIllustrator: Vashti HarrisonPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: October 19, 2021ISBN: 9780316451758 Synopsis from Goodreads:When a young girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keepContinue reading “Book Review: Hello, Star by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic”

Book Review: The Hare by Melanie Finn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The HareAuthor: Melanie FinnPublisher: Two Dollar RadioPublication Date: February 5, 2021ISBN: 9781937512972 Synopsis from Goodreads:Raised to be obedient by a stern grandmother in a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s.Continue reading “Book Review: The Hare by Melanie Finn”

Book Review: How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: How to Find a FoxAuthor: Kate GardnerPhotographer: Ossi SaarinenPublisher: Running Kids PressPublication Date: September 28, 2021ISBN: 9780762471355 Synopsis from Goodreads:Look for tracks. Listen for yips. Be as still as a pebble.Taking kids on an imaginary trek through different landscapes and seasons, HowContinue reading “Book Review: How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner”

Book Review: Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: CathedralAuthor: Ben HopkinsPublisher: Europa EditionsPublication Date: January 21, 2021ISBN: 9781609456115 Synopsis from Goodreads:At the center of this story is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Rhineland town of Hagenburg unites a vast array ofContinue reading “Book Review: Cathedral by Ben Hopkins”

Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Just Last NightAuthor: Mhairi McFarlanePublisher: William MorrowPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780063036857 Synopsis from Goodreads:Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia isContinue reading “Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane”

Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: XOXOAuthor: Axie OhPublisher: Harper TeenPublication Date: July 13, 2021ISBN: 9780063025011 Synopsis from Goodreads:Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s theContinue reading “Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh”

Book Review: Show Me the Honey by Dave Doroghy

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Show Me the Honey: Adventures of an Accidental ApiaristAuthor: Dave DoroghyPublisher: Touchwood EditionsPublication Date: ISBN: 9781771513227 Synopsis:When Dave Doroghy’s sisters gives him 15,000 honeybees for Christmas he is thrown head-first into the trials and tribulations of caring for a fascinating, if frustrating,Continue reading “Book Review: Show Me the Honey by Dave Doroghy”

Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: ReverieAuthor: Ryan La SalaPublication Date: December 3, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireISBN: 9781492682660 Synopsis from Goodreads:All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why hisContinue reading “Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala”

Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The WagersAuthor: Sean MichaelsPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2019ISBN: 9780735278110 Synopsis from Goodreads:Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mikes, he’s still waiting for his break. When two other loved-onesContinue reading “Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels”

Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Faraway ThingsAuthor: David EggersIllustrator: Kelly MurphyPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: June 8, 2021ISBN: 9780316492195 Synopsis from Goodreads:Lucian’s father called them faraway things, those mysterious objects orphaned upon the windswept shore, their stories long lost in the shroud of ocean fog.Continue reading “Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers”

Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: hello (from here)Authors: Chandler Baker and Wesley KingPublisher: DialPublication Date: September 7, 2021ISBN: 9780593326121 Synopsis from Goodreads:Maxine and Jonah meet in the canned goods aisle just as California is going into lockdown. Max’s part-time job as a personal grocery shopper is aboutContinue reading “Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King”

Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Down WorldAuthor: Rebecca PhelpsPublisher: Wattpad BooksPublication Date: March 30, 2021ISBN: 9781989365595 Synopsis from Goodreads:As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. As theContinue reading “Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps”

Book Review: Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua

*I received an ARC on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Sisters of the SnakeAuthors: Sasha and Sarena NanuaPublisher: HarperTeenPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9780062985590 Synopsis from Goodreads:Princess Rani longs for a chance to escape her gilded cage and prove herself. Ria is a street urchin, stealing just to keep herself alive. When theseContinue reading “Book Review: Sisters of the Snake by Sasha and Sarena Nanua”

Book Review: Song of the Forever Rains by E. J. Mellow

*I received a copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Song of the Forever RainsAuthor: E.J. MellowPublisher: MontlakePublication Date: July 1, 2021ISBN: 9781542026062 Synopsis from Goodreads:The Thief Kingdom is a place hidden within the world of Aadlior. Many whisper of its existence, but few have found this place, where magicContinue reading “Book Review: Song of the Forever Rains by E. J. Mellow”

Book Review: Darling, You Can’t Do Both by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk

Title: Darling, You Can’t Do BothAuthors: Janet Kestin and Nancy VonkPublisher: HarperCollins CanadaPublication Date: June 3, 2014ISBN: 9781554685813 Synopsis from Goodreads:Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk have built their careers on unconventional creative thinking. As two of the leaders behind Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, they famously championed stripping away photoshopping, lighting and makeup to sellContinue reading “Book Review: Darling, You Can’t Do Both by Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk”

Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Six Crimson CranesAuthor: Elizabeth LimPublisher: KnopfPublication Date: July 6, 2021ISBN: 9780593300930 Synopsis from Goodreads:Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, ShioriContinue reading “Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim”

Book Review: The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The World Gives WayAuthor: Marissa LevienPublisher: RedhookPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9780316592413 Synopsis from Goodreads:In fifty years, Myrra will be free. Until then, she’s a contract worker. Ever since she was five, her life and labor have belonged to the highest bidderContinue reading “Book Review: The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien”

Book Review: Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd

*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Don’t Hate the PlayerAuthor: Alexis NeddPublisher: Bloomsbury YAPublication Date: June 15, 2021ISBN: 9781547605026 Synopsis from Goodreads:By day, Emilia is a field hockey star with a popular boyfriend and a mother obsessed with her academic future. But by night, she’s kicking virtual assContinue reading “Book Review: Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd”

Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: SunkissedAuthor: Kasie WestPublisher: Delacorte PressPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780593176276 Synopsis from Goodreads:Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can’t help her forget what happened. To make matters worse,Continue reading “Book Review: Sunkissed by Kasie West”

Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: From Little Tokyo, With LoveAuthor: Sarah KuhnPublisher: Viking BooksPublication Date: May 11, 2021ISBN: 9780593327487 Synopsis from Goodreads:If Rika’s life seems like the beginning of a familiar fairy tale–being an orphan with two bossy cousins and working away in her aunts’ business–she wouldContinue reading “Book Review: From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn”

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo Ever AfterAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 18, 2021ISBN: 9781250766601 Synopsis from Goodreads:Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother,Continue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: The Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Knight’s RansomAuthor: Jeff WheelerPublisher: 47 NorthPublication Date: January 26, 2021ISBN: 9781542025294 Synopsis from Goodreads:A brutal war of succession has plunged the court of Kingfountain into a power struggle between a charitable king who took the crown unlawfully and his ambitious rival,Continue reading “Book Review: The Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler”

Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Title: SapiensAuthor: Yuval Noah HarariPublisher: Random House of CanadaPublication Date: first published in January 2011ISBN: 9780771038518 Synopsis from Goodreads:In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. DrawingContinue reading “Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari”


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