Friday, May 25, 2018

Discussion: Is It Historical?

What makes a book "historical" fiction? This is what I have been contemplating lately, and I am hoping you guys have some ideas for me.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review: Listen to Your Heart - Kasie West

Listen to Your Heart
Kasie West
Series: n/a
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Point
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns - Kendare Blake

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Two Dark Reigns!

Two Dark Reigns
Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns, #3
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: HarperTeen
Waited on by: Sam
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series!

Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Since May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I thought I would share books written by authors, who are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent. These are all books I have read, but I also have a ton on my TBR.

Monday, May 21, 2018

In a Nutshell Reviews

In a Nutshell Reviews are my version of mini-reviews, because sometimes, you just want the highlights.

Julie Murphy
Series: Dumplin', #2
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars
It is a companion novel to Dumplin', which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean's star turn in the Clover City pageant.

Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.