On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not -- their gifts make them vulnerable to others control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their… Continue reading Carve the Mark, by Veronica Roth
In this reimagining of The Arabian Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan but discovers not all is as it seems within the palace. This book was very good!!!! I think that Shahrzad was an amazing main character and I loved her… Continue reading The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renee Ahdieh
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany, New Jersey, but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen, and soon she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, talking birds (very annoying), and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort… Continue reading The Serpent’s Secret, by Sayantani Dasgupta
Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident. This book was amazing!!! It was also really sad but beautiful at the same time. To say I loved is not enough. Let's just… Continue reading Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed. This book was GOLD!!!! I feel like I have never read anything that beautiful before!!! Even though it is set up like a classic contemporary the style was different somehow. There were… Continue reading Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Abertalli
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful,… Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
First, I want to say: Happy Easter Everyone!!!!!! Even if you don't celebrate this holiday is the perfect excuse to eat to much chocolate. But I'm here to talk about my 2018 Book Bingo (sorry for not posting last month). This challenge was created by Dawlyn and Krista, if you haven't checked out their blog, Little… Continue reading 2018 Book Bingo: March and Happy Easter!!