*Saturday Spotlight* A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert

Title: A Dragonbird in the Fern Author: Laura Rueckert Publisher: Flux Books Release Date: August 3, 2021 Genres: Fantasy Representation: Dyslexic protagonist Content/Trigger Warnings: Murder Summary: When an assassin kills Princess Jiara’s older sister Scilla, her vengeful ghost is doomed to walk their city of glittering canals, tormenting loved ones until the murderer is brought to justice. While the entire […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

Title: The Dead and the Dark Author: Courtney Gould Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: August 3, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Horror, LGBT Representation: F/F Romance Tropes: Enemies to lovers Content/Trigger Warnings: Child death, claustrophobia (buried alive), drowning, homophobia (verbal), murder, slurs Summary: Courtney Gould’s thrilling debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t […]

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*Blog Tour + Interview* Kind Of Sort Of Fine by Spencer Hall

Book Title: Kind Of Sort Of Fine Author: Spencer Hall Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Release Date: June 22, 2021 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Synopsis: Senior year changes everything for two teens in this poignant, funny coming-of-age story that looks at what happens when the image everyone has of us no longer matches […]

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*Blog Tour + Interview* Down With This Ship by Katie Kingman

Book Title: Down With This Ship Author: Katie Kingman Publisher: Flux Books Release Date: June 8, 2021 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis: Content warning: Light bullying Kole Miller does one thing really well: write fanfiction for the show The Space Game. Everything else is a struggle: like managing her anxiety, frequent crushes, and plans after […]

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*Blog Tour + Interview* The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild and A. C. Harvey

Book Title: The Immortal Game Author: Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey Publisher: Swoon Reads Release Date: May 25, 2021 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology Synopsis: Content Warning: Emotional abuse, battle scenes, up-close death An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A. C. […]

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Interview with Tori Bovalino, Author of The Devil Makes Three + Giveaway!

Title: The Devil Makes Three Author: Tori Bovalino Release Date: August 10, 2021 Publisher: Page Street Kids Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror Summary: Tess Matheson only wants three things: time to practice her cello, for her sister to be happy, and for everyone else to leave her alone. Instead, Tess finds herself working all summer at […]

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*ARC Review* Indivisible by Daniel Aleman

Title: Indivisible Author: Daniel Aleman Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 4, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT Summary: A timely, moving debut novel about a teen’s efforts to keep his family together as his parents face deportation. Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word […]

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*ARC Review* Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

  Title: Down Comes the Night Author: Allison Saft Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: March 2, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Summary: He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness. Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Title: Happily Ever Afters Author: Elise Bryant Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: January 5, 2021 Page Count: 336 pages Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Summary: Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She’s rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place […]

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*Saturday Spotlight* A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

Title: A Curse of Roses Author: Diana Pinguicha Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: December 1, 2020 Page Count: 352 pages Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, LGBT Summary: With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply […]

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