A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen

A Neon Darkness (The Bright Session #2) by Lauren Shippen eARC, 256 pages Published September 29th 2020 by Tor Teen The second Bright Sessions novel from creator Lauren Shippen that asks: “What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?” Los Angeles, 2006. Eighteen-year-old Robert Gorham arrives in L.A. … More A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen

1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change by Mark Aronson

1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change by Mark Aronson eARC, 208 pages Published September 1st 2020 by Candlewick Press ✰✰✰✰ The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult authors. “The Rights of Man.” What does that … More 1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change by Mark Aronson

American Midnight: Tales of the Dark by Laird Hunt

American Midnight: Tales of the Dark by Laird Hunt eARC, 224 pages Published October 31st 2019 by Pushkin Press ✰✰ A masquerade ball cut short by a mysterious plague; a strange nocturnal ritual in the woods; a black bobcat howling in the night: these ten tales are some of the most strange and unsettling in … More American Midnight: Tales of the Dark by Laird Hunt

Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha // A must-read thought provoking book about HIV

Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha eARC, 288 pages Published June 2nd 2020 by Push ✰✰✰✰.5/5 stars An absorbing debut novel about three gay young adults in Brazil whose lives become intertwined in the face of HIV, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Bill Konigsberg Ian has just been diagnosed with HIV. Victor, … More Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha // A must-read thought provoking book about HIV

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampire by Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampire by Grady Hendrix eARC, 408 pages Published April 7th 2020 by Quirk Books ✰✰✰✰.5 Fried Green Tomatoes and “Steel Magnolias” meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who … More The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampire by Grady Hendrix

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman // Hello, new favorite!

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman eARC, 273 pages Published March 5th 2019 by Sourcebooks Fire ✰✰✰✰✰ Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part … More You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman // Hello, new favorite!

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books

Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung eARC, 160 pages Published June 2nd 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing ✰✰✰✰.5 From the bestselling author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World and Book Love comes a funny and adorable collection of comics about married life, specifically an introvert married to an extrovert! Debbie Tung’s tender, funny, and … More Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels & Illustrated Books