VAMPIRES, HEARTS, & OTHER DEAD THINGS Review

“Victoria and her dad have shared a love of the undead since the first vampire revealed his existence on live TV. Public fear soon drove the vampires back into hiding, yet Victoria and her father still dream about finding a vampire together. But when her dad is diagnosed with terminal cancer, it’s clear that’s not going to happen. Instead, Victoria vows to find a vampire herself—so that she can become one and then save her father.“

REBEL SPY Review

BOOK COVER SYNOPSIS: "Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman found floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather—and she takes it."

The Books that Shaped Us: Part Two

This book was the first book to break my heart and yet I still read it again and again. In fact, whenever I needed to fake cry as a child (you know, typical middle child shenanigans), I would think about this book. It taught me that stories might not always have happy endings, but that doesn’t detract from their beauty.

8 Questions for Every Fangirl

This blog is pretty much just our official space to fangirl over all the books and characters we love. So we thought it would be fun to take turns answering what we consider to be the top 8 Questions for Every Fangirl. And no, we will never ask you the most impossible question of all: “What’s your favorite book?”

FIREKEEPER’S DAUGHTER Review

“As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. Daunis dreams of studying medicine, but when her family is struck by tragedy, she puts her future on hold to care for her fragile mother.”

TOKYO EVER AFTER Review

"Izumi Tanaka has never really fit in… It’s not easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white Northern Californian town. Raised by a single mother, Izumi — or Izzy, because “it’s easier this way” — has always felt it’s been her and her mom against the world. But then Izumi discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess."

Non-YA Books for YA Lovers

I love YA books. I know that must come as a shock to you (based on the title of this blog) but it’s just something I had to get off my chest. I love the pacing and adventure. I love the worlds and the way those worlds make their characters grow. I love the friendship and romance and banter. That being said, I’ve recently read a handful of non-YA books that I’ve really enjoyed. So if you love YA, you might love these, too.

THE BRIGHT AND THE PALE Review

“Seventeen-year-old Valeria is one of the only survivors of the freeze, a dark magical hold Knnot Mountain unleashed over her village. Everyone, including her family, is trapped in an unbreakable sheet of ice. Ever since, she’s been on the run from the Czar, who is determined to imprison any who managed to escape. Valeria finds refuge with the Thieves Guild, doing odd jobs with her best friend Alik, the only piece of home she has left.“

ONE OF US IS LYING Review

“Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident.”