Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao

Name: Gloria Chao Author of: American Panda (Simon Pulse) and Misaligned (coming fall 2019)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I remember writing and illustrating a lot of stories as a kid, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them involving a…dun dun dunnn…missing snowglobe!     When […]

Book Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

First, thank you to Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books and NetGalley for an ARC of Legendary  Caraval is over and its secrets have been exposed…or have they? When Caraval ended Donatella Dragna had just received a message from “A friend” hinting that her mother would be proud, but that she must keep up her side of […]

Author Spotlight: Jeri Baird

  Name: Jeri Baird Author of: Tokens and Omens; Curses and Warfare (Jolly Fish Press) Upcoming:  Barnabas and Bird Run Away From the Circus     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In grade school, I was obsessed with writing stories where I flew to Mars. But my first attempt […]

Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. Mei is seventeen and just entering her freshman year at MIT. She is on track to become a doctor and to […]

Book Review: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

          Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Disney-Hyperion ISBN 1484767659 (ISBN13: 9781484767658) Edition Language English           I requested a copy of ROYAL BASTARDS from NetGalley after the cover caught my eye. I’m a fan of light fantasy and heavy battles, so I hoped this […]

Cover Reveal: The Canary Club by Sherry D. Ficklin

The Canary Club Sherry D. Ficklin Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: October 16th 2017 Genres: Historical, Young Adult “Bad Luck” Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to […]

Book Review: BUTTERFLY BONES by Rebecca Carpenter

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of BUTTERFLY BONES from Lakewater Press in exchange for an honest review of the book. Bethany is a high school student who was born with a rare genetic disease. Osteogenesis imperfecta affects her bone growth and has caused her to be the size of a ten-year old. Now she’s […]

Book Tour & Giveaway: In The Blood by R.L. Martinez

  In the Blood: The Witchbreed, Book One by R.L. Martínez Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Lakewater Press Date of Publication: March 21, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9944511-0-1 ISBN: 978-0-9944511-1-8 ASIN: B019X8WCWI Number of pages: 370 Word Count: app. 122,000   Blurb The Warrior The war between Dosalyn and Roanaan has ended, but a new battle begins for prisoner-of-war, […]

Book Tour & Giveaway: Poor Boy Road by James L. Weaver

Poor Boy Road, Jake Caldwell Book One by James L. Weaver   Genre: Thriller Publisher: Lakewater Press Date of Publication: March 21, 2016   ISBN 978-0-9944511-2-5 ISBN: 978-0-9944511-3-2 ASIN: B019X3WELC Number of pages: 251 Word Count: approx. 78,000 Cover Artist: E.L Wicker   Blurb   As a mob enforcer, Jake Caldwell is in the dark […]