Genre: Young Adult

The Homecoming – Stacie Ramey

The Homecoming – Stacie Ramey

Praise for The Homecoming “A stirring close-up of a family haunted by emotional trauma.” — Kirkus Reviews “The overall message of relying on family and friends for support is clear, and John’s pain and confusion are palpable… the male point of view distinguishes it in a field crowded with girls’ […]

Posted December 20, 2016 by Laura in Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 2 Comments

Giant YA/NA Heap O’ Reviews

Giant YA/NA Heap O’ Reviews

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy was such a unique read. Yuri is a seventeen year-old Russian physicist prodigy, who is recruited to the United States to help save the world. An asteroid is headed toward Earth and NASA needs every mind they can get. Yuri had been sheltered in Russia […]

Posted December 7, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Lost Stars – Lisa Selin Davis

Lost Stars – Lisa Selin Davis

Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis is the story of a family coping with a devastating loss that may end up tearing the whole family apart. Carrie has turned to partying, her mother took off, her little sister is lost in the shuffle and her father is just angry. Facing the […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Laura in Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 2 Comments

Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordova

Be still my heart – a YA fantasy book featuring multiple diversities (PoC and LGBT). Come to momma my precious.  Oh, and it’s really good, well that is just an added bonus. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova is the story of sixteen year-old Alex, a bruja from a long line of powerful […]

Posted August 30, 2016 by Laura in Blog Tours, Giveaway, Reviews / 3 Comments

Smash & Grab – Amy Christine Parker

Smash & Grab – Amy Christine Parker

Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker is a fun mash-up of the Ocean’s and Point Break with a little Goodfellas thrown in. And did I mention that it is a YA? It is, and it seems like all of these elements should not work together, but they actually do. […]

Posted July 28, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 4 Comments

Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire – Rachel Caine

  I am an unabashed Rachel Cain lover. I have enjoyed everything I have read of hers and I was beyond excited to read her latest, Paper and Fire. The first in this series, Ink and Bone was one of my favorite books of 2015 (see my review here) so […]

Posted July 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments

Mean Girls and Dreamy Boys

Mean Girls and Dreamy Boys

Winning by Lara Deloza wraps some of my favorite things into one delicious read. Mean girls, sneaky dealings and snark all combine to make one great package. Alexandra Miles is the girl everyone wants to be; pretty, popular and seemingly the perfect package. But behind that gorgeous smile is a calculating […]

Posted June 29, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

American Girls – Alison Umminger

American Girls – Alison Umminger

 American Girls by Alison Umminger starts as a tale of a whiny teen girl who stole her step-mom’s credit card and flew across the country to LA to stay with her struggling actress sister. In the beginning I was turned off by Anna as I thought she was just a typical bratty […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment