Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis from Goodreads. The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief,and he selects Gen from the king’s prison. The magus is interested only in the thief’s abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone’s guess. Their journey toward … Continue reading

YALC Weekend Write Up.

YALC Weekend Write Up.

[Psst… this post is gonna be loooong and riddled with spelling mistakes… sorry.] YALC and I got off to an awesome start. I got to the Olympia at about half ten on the Saturday which I thought was pretty reasonable as the first thing I wanted to see was Malorie Blackman (MALORIE) talk about how … Continue reading

On Writing: #writeUKYA

While I was in the middle of editing my current WIP, I was on Twitter because that’s how I edit. I spend ten minutes on a paragraph then I scroll for about an hour. It’s just how I roll, ok? It works. Heh… eventually. I noticed that I follow a lot of writers, aspiring and … Continue reading

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

Synopsis from Goodreads Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson. Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal … Continue reading

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Review: Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg

Synopsis from Goodreads Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he’s different from his teammates. They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he’s outed … Continue reading

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Review: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Synopsis from Goodreads Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy’s pregnancy, Sebastian’s coming out, the cute boys, her father’s meth habit, and the food she craves. And best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity. I absolutely adored this book. I knew I would because … Continue reading

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Review: Nest by Esther Ehrlich

Synopsis from Goodreads For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, … Continue reading