Middle Grade, MMGM, Reading, Review

MMGM: RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins

Get ready, friends, because I think I might be on a bit of a middle grade spree coming up. Two writer friends just had middle grade books come out, so I definitely plan to feature their books in the near future, but I also happened to pick up RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins, and… Continue reading MMGM: RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins

Reading, Review, Young Adult

YA Review: ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

When I finish a book with a huge grin on my face, it obviously deserves a review. But it’s more than that–I raced through Rachel Hawkins’s ROYALS in two nights, laughing out loud much of the time. I’m not surprised. I loved her Hex Hall and Rebel Belle series (and she’s also written a middle… Continue reading YA Review: ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

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YA Review: MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins 

I binge-read all of Rachel Hawkins’ books last spring and absolutely loved the Hex Hall series. As a result, I perhaps didn’t give REBEL BELLE as much credit, although I did include it in a round-up of books you should check out. After a year without any new Rachel Hawkins books to read, MISS MAYHEM… Continue reading YA Review: MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins 

Reading, Review, Young Adult

Series Recommendation: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

You know how sometimes you start reading a book and you can tell from the first page that you’re going to not just like it but love it? That’s how I felt when I started reading HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins. I was cracking up on page two and devoured the first book in an… Continue reading Series Recommendation: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

2018

I read 83 books in 2018. Middle grade and young adult books are in purple. Books I’ve reviewed are marked with an (R) and linked. My favorite reads of 2018 are starred. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (R) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling The Hate U Give by… Continue reading 2018

Character, Middle Grade, Reading, Review, Young Adult

My Favorite Reads of 2018

I considered waiting until next week to post the list of my favorite reads of 2018, but my kids will be home, so I really don’t think I’ll get much more reading done. I’m only at 79 books completed, down from 100 last year, but I read quite a few adult books this year (still… Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2018

Young Adult

Young adult reviews are organized alphabetically by author. If there’s a star, I’ve featured the book and/or series in one of my year-end favorite reads round-ups. Crewel World series by Gennifer Albin Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Romanov by Nadine Brandes Unremembered by Jessica Brody In Some… Continue reading Young Adult

Middle Grade

Middle grade reviews are organized alphabetically by author. If there’s a star, I’ve featured the book and/or series in one of my year-end favorite reads round-ups. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Ruby Reinvented by Ronni Arno Dear Poppy by Ronni Arno Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale Basye Zora… Continue reading Middle Grade

2016

I read 114 books in 2016. Middle grade and young adult books are in purple. Books I’ve reviewed are marked with an (R) and linked. My favorite reads of 2016 are starred. The One by Kiera Cass (plus The Favorite novella)* (R) Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado Becoming… Continue reading 2016

Reading, Review, Young Adult

LET THE WIND RISE and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

It’s time for another young adult reading roundup! Between series (how do you make a plural of a plural??) I love ending, attending NESCBWI, and winning a giveaway with several books, my to-be-read pile is so tall I’ve resorted to letting random.org choose what I’ll read next. As I was updating the reading tab on… Continue reading LET THE WIND RISE and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read