Review: Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Okay, first up, how beautiful is this cover?! I love it so much--and I really enjoyed the story inside it too! The book follows Sierra, a teenage girl who's also an artist. She's currently working on a mural, but weird things are happening: her grandfather is dropping cryptic hints and a painting is crying. Also, … Continue reading Review: Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

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Review: How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation by Maureen Johnson

How I Resist is a YA anthology and it is AMAZING. It has a vast list of diverse contributors, including authors like Malinda Lo and Sabaa Tahir, actors such as Javier Munoz and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (and his husband) and many others, including activists and journalists. It has essays, poetry, and art--all on the topic … Continue reading Review: How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation by Maureen Johnson

Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess of the Road was a decent expansion of the world Rachel Hartman first showed us in her Seraphina duology. In Seraphina and Shadow Scale, we were given a world of mathematical dragons and the humans who were prejudiced against them, though both societies were held together with a peace treaty. Eventually, war began amongst them again and our … Continue reading Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

This Is Not a Love Letter is an interesting YA novel. It follows Jessie, a girl about to graduate high school whose boyfriend just went missing. When Chris went missing, he and Jessie were on a break, a week-long break she requested to get some perspective about their futures. Chris went missing while he was … Continue reading Release Day Review: This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell

Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith

Welcome Home is a YA anthology of short stories in which every story has something to do with family and adoption. The stories' genres are all over the map, from contemporary to fantasy and science fiction. There's also quite an intersectional range of authors and topics here. Some stories cover teenagers giving up their babies, … Continue reading Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith