Five Star Friday: Picture Books Edition #8 // Also, will the real Megabat please stand up?

Lil surprise for this edition of Five Star Friday: one of my recent eARCs was for an early reader chapter book! And let me just say it was (should I? of course I'm gonna AHEM) it was MEGAcute. There would be a badumtish here, but my drummer quit last week. Something about "not enough cowbell." … Continue reading Five Star Friday: Picture Books Edition #8 // Also, will the real Megabat please stand up?

The Art of Escaping Review

The Art of Kinda Grabbing My Interest // Author: Erin Callahan // Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Mattie has a hidden obsession: escapology. Emphasis on hidden. If anyone from school finds out, she’ll be abandoned to her haters. Facing a long and lonely summer, Mattie finally seeks out Miyu, the reclusive daughter of a world-renowned escape artist. Following … Continue reading The Art of Escaping Review

The Myth of Perpetual Summer Review

A Cracking Southern Mystery That Peters Out // Author: Susan Crandall // Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues … Continue reading The Myth of Perpetual Summer Review

Spectacle Review

// Myyyy, What an Intriguing Spectacle // Author: Megan Rose Gedris // Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel about the bond between sisters. Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she … Continue reading Spectacle Review