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Book Review: Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Throwaway DaughterAuthor: Ting-Xing YePublisher: TundraPublication Date: May 03, 2022ISBN: 9781774880340 Synopsis:Throwaway Daughter tells the story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, whose biggest concern is how to distill her adoption from China into the neat blanks of her personal history assignment. Aside from theContinue reading “Book Review: Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye”

Book Review: Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Love & Other Great ExpectationsAuthor: Becky DeanPublisher: Penguin Random HousePublication Date: June 14, 2022ISBN: 9780593429426 Synopsis:Britt Hanson has always preferred scoring goals on the soccer field to analyzing dusty old books. But when an injury ends her dream to play in college,Continue reading “Book Review: Love & Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean”

Book Review: If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It by Lil Miss Hot Mess

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: If You’re A Drag Queen and You Know ItAuthor: Lil Miss Hot MessPublisher: Running Press KidsPublication Date: May 27, 2022ISBN: 9780762475322 Synopsis:If you’re a drag queen and you know it, let it show by winking, shaking your bum, laughing real big, twirlingContinue reading “Book Review: If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It by Lil Miss Hot Mess”

Book Review: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: I Guess I Live Here NowAuthor: Claire AhnPublisher: Viking Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: May 24, 2022ISBN: 9780593403198 Synopsis: Melody always wanted to get to know the Korean side of her Korean American heritage better, but not quite like this. Thanks toContinue reading “Book Review: I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn”

Book Review: The Noh Family by Grace K Shim

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Noh FamilyAuthor: Grace K. ShimPublisher: Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random HousePublication Date: May 03, 2022ISBN: 9780593462737 Synopsis:When her friends gift her a 23-and-Me test as a gag, high school senior Chloe Chang doesn’t think much of trying it out. SheContinue reading “Book Review: The Noh Family by Grace K Shim”

Book Review: Veil by Dylan Farrow

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: VeilAuthor: Dylan FarrowPublisher: Wednesday BooksPublication Date: April 26, 2022ISBN: 9781250235947 Synopsis:Shae’s entire world has been turned upside down, and everything she’s ever believed is a lie. More determined than ever, she sets out to the mysterious land of Gondal—a place forbidden toContinue reading “Book Review: Veil by Dylan Farrow”

Book Review: Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo DreamingAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 2022ISBN: 9781250766632 Synopsis:In this sequel to Tokyo Ever After, Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only…Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citingContinue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Wild and Wicked ThingsAuthor: Francesca MayPublisher: RedhookPublication Date: March 29, 2022ISBN: 9780316287395 Synopsis: On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface. Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s onlyContinue reading “Book Review: Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May”

Book Review: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The Lost Girls of Camp ForevermoreAuthor: Kim FuPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication Date: February 13, 2018ISBN: 9781443453592 Synopsis:A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets and campContinue reading “Book Review: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu”

Book Review: Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Where the Roads Lead UsAuthor: Robin ReulPublisher: Sourcebooks FirePublication Date: April 6, 2021ISBN: 9781492635253 Synopsis:Jack is on the verge of leaving for college, but before he does, he wants to track down his estranged brother, Alex and find some closure in theContinue reading “Book Review: Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul”

Book Review: Generation A by Douglas Coupland

Title: Generation AAuthor: Douglas CouplandPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2009ISBN: 9780307357724 ———- Synopsis:Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world— in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka—are all stung. Their shared experience unites them inContinue reading “Book Review: Generation A by Douglas Coupland”

Book Review: Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Over the Woodward WallAuthor: A. Deborah BakerPublisher: TorPublication Date: October 2020ISBN: 9780765399274 Synopsis from Goodreads:Avery is an exceptional child. Everything he does is precise, from the way he washes his face in the morning, to the way he completes his homework –Continue reading “Book Review: Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker”

Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: This Woven KingdomAuthor: Tahereh MafiPublisher: HarperCollinsPublication Date: February 1, 2022ISBN: 9780062972446 Synopsis from Goodreads: To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran,Continue reading “Book Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi”

Book Review: The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: The Chandler LegaciesAuthor: Abdi NazemianPublisher: Balzer and BrayPublication Date: February 15, 2022ISBN: 9780063039322 Synopsis from Goodreads:Beth Kramer is a “townie” who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of judgment from her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson knows there’s moreContinue reading “Book Review: The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian”

Book Review: A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTitle: A Lover’s DiscourseAuthor: Xiaolu GuoPublisher: Grove PressPublication Date: October 23, 2020ISB: 9780802149527 Synopsis from Goodreads:A Chinese woman moves from Beijing to London for a doctoral program-and to begin a new life-just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonelyContinue reading “Book Review: A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo”

Book Review: Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Girls of Fate and FuryAuthor: Natasha NganPublisher: Jimmy PattersonPublication Date: November 23, 2021ISBN: 9780316528788 Synopsis from Goodreads:The last Lei saw of the girl she loved, Wren was fighting an army of soldiers in a furious battle to the death. With the twoContinue reading “Book Review: Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan”

Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Out of the SunAuthor: Esi EdugyanPublisher: House of AnansiPublication Date: September 6, 2021ISBN: 9781487009878 Synopsis from Goodreads:What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are,Continue reading “Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan”

Book Review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Title: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadAuthor: Sheryl Sandberg:Publisher: KnopfPublication Date: March 2013ISBN: 9780385349949 Synopsis from Goodreads: Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are stillContinue reading “Book Review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg”

Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: RidgerunnerAuthor: Gil AdamsonPublisher: House of AnansiPublication Date: May 12, 2022ISBN: 9781487006563 Synopsis from Goodreads:November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the borderContinue reading “Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson”

Book Review: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Modern LoversAuthor: Emma StraubPublisher: Riverhead Books Publication Date: May 2016ISBN: 9781594634673 Synopsis from Goodreads:Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold onContinue reading “Book Review: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub”

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”


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