Posts Categorized: ARC

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ARC Review:  These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

ARC Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Synopsis: Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the… Read more »

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ARC Review:  Come On In – 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home – Edited by Adi Alsaid

ARC Review: Come On In – 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home – Edited by Adi Alsaid

Synopsis: This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by bestselling and beloved YA authors who are themselves immigrants and the children of immigrants. WELCOME From some of the most exciting bestselling and up-and-coming YA authors writing today…journey from Ecuador to New York City and Argentina to Utah,… Read more »

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Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelatocomes a Mamma Mia–inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Liv… Read more »

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Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Synopsis: From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that’ll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of “happily ever after.” Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe… Read more »

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ARC Review:  We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

ARC Review: We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

Synopsis: From debut author Cole Nagamatsu comes an atmospheric contemporary fantasy about three teens coming of age in the wake of a mysterious death. Last summer, Link Miller drowned on dry land in the woods, miles away from the nearest body of water. His death was ruled a strange accident, and in the months since,… Read more »

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ARC Review: Eventide by Sarah Goodman

ARC Review: Eventide by Sarah Goodman

Synopsis: “Eventide is an evocative YA historical fantasy thriller by debut author Sarah Goodman, for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray. MADNESS, SECRETS, AND LIES Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907 When their father descends into madness after the death of their mother, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves on an orphan train to rural… Read more »

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ARC Review:  The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen

ARC Review: The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen

Synopsis: “Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America” –Newsweek Welcome to the Midnight Circus – and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can – but probably… Read more »

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ARC Review:  Shine by Jessica Jung

ARC Review: Shine by Jessica Jung

Synopsis: A Korean American teen is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Girls Generation. What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by… Read more »

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ARC Review:  Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

ARC Review: Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

Synopsis: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus. Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her… Read more »

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