THE SUMMER OF LOST LETTERS and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

Happy summer! My kids are out of school, and we’re in full break mode. I’m sure many of you are as well, and I have some fantastic books to recommend, whether you’re on summer break yourself, heading out on vacation, or just looking for your next great read. With a range of genres in this…

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THE LAST WINDWITCH and a Few Other MG Books You Should Read

Happy Memorial Day! Here in the United States, it’s a day to remember those who have sacrificed all for our country. As it’s a national holiday, like many people, I’ll be spending it with family. I’ve been on quite a middle grade reading spree this past month, so I wanted to jump into MMGM and…

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BETTER THAN THE MOVIES and a Few Other YA Books You Should Read

I have so many amazing young adult recommendations for you this week! As with the middle grade books I shared a couple of weeks ago, these are all debut authors. Reading books by the authors going through debut year with me has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this journey. I used to…

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SEA OF KINGS and a Few Other Upcoming MG Books You Should Read

As promised the last time I participated in Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, I have an amazing lineup of debut middle grade books to shout about today! All of these books are coming within the next few weeks, and I was privileged to read Advance Reading Copies as they’re all part of #the21ders debut group. You…

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A PHO LOVE STORY and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

It’s time for another review roundup! All are young adult today. The first two are both rom-coms that involve food, while the second two involve magic. Interesting how there seem to be themes in my reading… All of these are by debut authors and available now! You know I’m always up for a YA rom-com….

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My Advance Reading Copies Are Here!

Last weekend, a very exciting milestone occurred: my Advance Reading Copies arrived! If you subscribe to my newsletter (link to do so here!), my February issue included a preview of my unboxing video. I’m so excited to share the completed video here now! For those of you who are unfamiliar with Advance Reading Copies, these…

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YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN DELAYED in 30 Seconds

Hi everyone! A few months ago, my publisher asked me to put together a video describing my book in 30 seconds. It took a few takes, but I was able to get my summary down to just under 40, which anyone who has met me in real life understands is quite a feat. (I sure…

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DRAGONFLY GIRL and A Few Other YA Books You Should Read

I can’t believe it’s already February and I haven’t yet shared a review roundup here on the blog! However, I’ve been reading quite a few ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) for fellow #the21ders, and I plan to feature those books closer to when they release so you can actually get the books and/or request them from…

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What I Read in 2020

I read 99 books in 2020. With my own book coming out in 2021, I made a concerted effort to seek out and support 2020 debuts. Some of these were also fellow 2017 PitchWars mentees–bonus! And later in the year, I added another goal: I sought out books by Black authors for both myself and my kids….

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My Favorite Reads of 2020

I read so many fantastic books in 2020, it’s really hard to narrow down favorites. As I was reading back through my reviews from the year to decide, one of my major determining factors was the book’s unputtdownable factor (I guess that’s not a word, but oh well). So you’ll see how quickly I read…

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INSTANT KARMA and A Few Other Books You Should Read

Happy December, friends! I expect this will be my last review roundup of 2020, but I will still have some other fun reading features before the end of the year. As always, I plan to feature my favorite reads of 2020 the last week of year–although I have no idea how I’m going to choose….

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TRACKER220 and A Few Other Books You Should Read

I normally do review roundups on Mondays, but today is special because it’s the book birthday for my friend Jamie Krakover’s YA debut, TRACKER220! I didn’t want to let the day pass without celebrating with her, and while I’m at it, I might as well tell you about a few other books I’ve been reading…

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