Category: YA


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Katherine Barger & Fortune’s Fall

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Katherine Barger & Fortune’s Fall

Posted November 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Katherine Barger to the blog to chat about her debut novel, Fortune’s Fall! Katherine Barger is a stay-at-home mom and writer. She writes stories about characters of faith in a world where faith is challenged. When she’s not busy wrangling kids, she’s writing, eating Mexican […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara K. Ross & Fade to White

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara K. Ross & Fade to White

Posted November 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Tara K Ross to the blog today to chat about her debut novel, Fade to White! Tara K. Ross lives with her husband, two daughters and rescued fur-baby in a field of cookie-cutter homes near Toronto, Canada. She works as a school speech-language pathologist and […]


First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

Posted November 13, 2020 / 10 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first lines of all The Christy Award 2020 Winners! learn more about each book […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Defiance

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Defiance

Posted November 5, 2020 / 9 Comments

I’m so delighted to welcome Laura Gallier back to the blog today for a look at her new book The Defiance & a generation in need. THE DEFIANCE SERIES: The Delusion #3 GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult PUBLISHER: Wander (Tyndale House YA imprint) RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2020 PAGES: 304 Four […]


The Christy Award 2020 Finalists Spotlight

The Christy Award 2020 Finalists Spotlight

Posted October 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

I am delighted to partner with ECPA & my book sisters at JustRead Tours today (on the blog) and from Nov 2-13 (on IG) to feature – with my own very sincere and enthusiastic fangirl congratulations – The Christy Award® 2020 Finalists! The Christy Award® 2020 Finalists amazon affiliate links […]



Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Posted October 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

THE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK GENRE: YA Romance (clean read) PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 304 In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, […]


2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

Posted September 17, 2020 / 21 Comments

Happy Thursday once again! Through this Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2020 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Sara Ella and her Carol Award finalist book Coral! You can check out a list […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]


Cover Reveal: The A’zyon Warrior by Trudy Adams

Cover Reveal: The A’zyon Warrior by Trudy Adams

Posted June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today I’m pleased to show you the cover for The A’zyon Warrior, a YA Fantasy by Trudy Adams! The fate of a kingdom rests in the hands of a girl who cannot remember her own name. Seventeen-year-old Adaliah is the warrior and Lady of Targe, but when she wakes up […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl

Posted June 18, 2020 / 5 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for eXtreme Blindside by Leslea Wahl, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: eXtreme Blindside Author: Leslea Wahl Publisher: Pauline Books and Media Release Date: December 1, 2019 Genre: Young Adult Mystery After winning Olympic silver, teen snowboarder Jake Taylor is struggling […]


Cover Reveal: Petrified Flowers by Joiya Morrison-Efemini

Cover Reveal: Petrified Flowers by Joiya Morrison-Efemini

Posted June 3, 2020 / 2 Comments

Today I’m happy to show you the cover for Petrified Flowers by Joiya Morrison-Efemini! The cover for this YA Contemporary Novel has already been shown in a few other places so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in the right place and if you have seen it just pretend […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kara Leigh Miller & Perfectly Imperfect

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Kara Leigh Miller & Perfectly Imperfect

Posted May 19, 2020 / 26 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Kara Leigh Miller to the blog today to chat about her favorite writing space! Plus we’re celebrating today’s release of her newest novel, Perfectly Imperfect! PERFECTLY IMPERFECT GENRE: Young Adult Fiction PUBLISHER: Anaiah Press RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020 PAGES: 228 Isabelle Carson is charging […]


First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Story Hunter

First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Story Hunter

Posted May 15, 2020 / 19 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Story Hunter by Lindsay A. Franklin, currently on tour with […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Maggie Platt & Kingdom Above the Cloud

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Maggie Platt & Kingdom Above the Cloud

Posted May 14, 2020 / 3 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Kingdom Above the Cloud by Maggie Platt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Kingdom Above the Cloud Series: Tales from Adia #1 Author: Maggie Platt Publisher: Ambassador International Release Date: April 17, 2020 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy What if […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): B.T. Higgins & Becoming The Plagiarist

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): B.T. Higgins & Becoming The Plagiarist

Posted May 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author B.T. Higgins to the blog today to chat about his new science fiction book for teens/preteens, Becoming The Plagiarist. BECOMING THE PLAGIARIST GENRE: Young Adult Science Fiction PUBLISHER: The Cotton Wood Project RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2020 PAGES: 245 Mike Wilson, a junior at […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cher Gatto & Something I Am Not

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Cher Gatto & Something I Am Not

Posted May 1, 2020 / 21 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Something I Am Not by Cher Gatto, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to welcome Cher to the blog today to share some of her favorite quotes from this powerful novel! Title: Something I Am Not by Cher Gatto Publisher: Lighthouse […]