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?
Thank you Meltotheany for the tag! I'm two months in to using NetGalley and I'm having a lot of fun! RULES Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads Thank and link back to the person who tagged you Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute … Continue reading The NetGalley Book Tag
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
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
// Something Is Funny on This Farm // Author: Harriet Alida Lye // Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: The drought has discontented the bees. Soil dries into sand; honeycomb stiffens into wax. But Cynthia knows how to breathe life back into her farm: offer it as an artists’ colony with free room, board, and “life experience” in exchange for … Continue reading The Honey Farm 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
// Color Me Confused // Author: Ji Strangeway // Rating: 1/5 Synopsis: Ji Strangeway’s Red as Blue beckons LGBTQ youths and GenXers to beautifully come of age again in this prosey hybrid graphic novel. 15-year-old June Lusparian is an outcast caught between worlds. Half Mexican and half Armenian, June hovers on the border of adulthood, searching the streets … Continue reading Red as Blue Review
// Picture Us in a Better Book // Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert // Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his … Continue reading Picture Us in the Light Review