REVIEW| NO PLACE LIKE HERE

REVIEW| NO PLACE LIKE HERE

SYNOPSIS: No Place Like Here Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down. The cherry [...]

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: THE WAY TO TREASURE ISLAND

PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY: THE WAY TO TREASURE ISLAND

Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of The Way to Treasure Island from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS: The Way to Treasure Island This funny, adventure-packed story teaches children that even though people are different, they can still have fun together. Summary Matilda and her dad are complete opposites. While she [...]

REVIEW| FOCUSED

REVIEW| FOCUSED

SYNOPSIS: Focused Clea can't control her thoughts. She knows she has to do her homework . . . but she gets distracted. She knows she can't just say whatever thought comes into her head . . . but sometimes she can't help herself. She know she needs to focus . . . but how can [...]

REVIEW| WE ARE THE PERFECT GIRL

REVIEW| WE ARE THE PERFECT GIRL

SYNOPSIS: We Are the Perfect Girl She’s the beauty, I’m the bold one–together, we are the perfect girl… Aphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best friend, Bethany, is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg [...]

Meet the Author: Kristina Forest (I Wanna Be Where You Are) + Bite-Sized Review

Meet the Author: Kristina Forest (I Wanna Be Where You Are) + Bite-Sized Review

Kristina Forest is the author of the forthcoming YA novel, I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE. Meet the author who thought she'd be a dancer, but loved writing more. Kristina Forest loves music, Beyoncé, and love stories. We discuss why she chose to write YA, the story behind her book title, and the best advice [...]

REVIEW| I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI

REVIEW| I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of I Love You So Mochi from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. SYNOPSIS Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the Ultimate versions of themselves. [...]

REVIEW| THIS SIDE OF HOME

REVIEW| THIS SIDE OF HOME

SYNOPSIS In This Side of Home, Identical twins Nikki and Maya have been on the same page for everything—friends, school, boys and starting off their adult lives at a historically African-American college. But as their neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, suddenly filled with pretty coffee shops and boutiques, Nikki is thrilled while Maya feels [...]