Category: YA

Author Interview: Taylor Bennett & Barefoot Memories

Author Interview: Taylor Bennett & Barefoot Memories

Posted March 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Taylor Bennett to the blog today to chat about the final novel in her Tradewinds trilogy – Barefoot Memories! Taylor Bennett is a dandelion-wishing, world-traveling lover of books, words, and stories. Based in the PNW, she dreams of seeing the world and writing stories […]


Cover Reveal: Kingdom Above the Cloud by Maggie Platt

Cover Reveal: Kingdom Above the Cloud by Maggie Platt

Posted February 24, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’m delighted to bring you the cover reveal for Kingdom Above the Cloud, the first book in the Tales of Adia young adult Christian fantasy series by Maggie Platt – published by Ambassador International! What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: When Waves Break

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: When Waves Break

Posted February 18, 2020 / 4 Comments

in this post: When Waves Break Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love Love Stories. Throughout the entire […]


Love Stories GIVEAWAY: How to Kiss a Guy in Ten Days

Love Stories GIVEAWAY: How to Kiss a Guy in Ten Days

Posted February 12, 2020 / 22 Comments

in this post: How to Kiss a Guy in Ten Days Happy February – official (according to me) KissingBooks month! And welcome to another Love Stories giveaway post! This LOVE STORIES giveaway series is thusly named for two reasons – first, because I love stories and second, because I love […]


Author Interview: David Jemal & Kara Leigh Miller

Author Interview: David Jemal & Kara Leigh Miller

Posted January 26, 2020 / 1 Comment

Please join me in welcoming David Jemal & Kara Leigh Miller to the blog today to chat about their new YA Thriller, Warped Remains! After graduating college with a major he created in finance and culture, David Jemal jumped into the world of sales and thus began crisscrossing North America. […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Willcock & Exit Stage Right

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Jennifer Willcock & Exit Stage Right

Posted January 18, 2020 / 29 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for the Exit Stage Right by Jennifer Willcock, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: Exit Stage Right by Jennifer Willcock Publisher: Word Alive Press Genre: Young Adult Release Date: November 30, 2019 She wants to dance, and she’s willing to sacrifice everything, everyone, […]


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

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

Posted January 9, 2020 / 9 Comments

Hi friends! It’s time for a new season of new books! At the start of each new publishing season, I find myself buried a little deeper beneath my TBR pile (the term ‘pile’ is misleadingly small), and the early 2020 crop of new releases is positively magnificent. So long, all […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Common by Laurie Lucking

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Common by Laurie Lucking

Posted January 8, 2020 / 7 Comments

COMMON by Laurie Lucking SERIES: Tales of the Mystics #1 GENRE: Young Adult Christian Fantasy/Romance PUBLISHER: Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC RELEASE DATE: February 14, 2018 PAGES: 299 Only one person knows of the plot against the royal family and cares enough to try to stop it—the servant girl they banished. Leah spends […]


My Fave Reads of the Decade

My Fave Reads of the Decade

Posted January 1, 2020 / 50 Comments

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF 2020! A new decade. Oh goodness, y’all. If I thought the Fave Reads of 2019 lists (HERE and HERE) were hard to narrow down, that was NOTHING compared to trying to narrow down my fave reads of the decade. 10 years of fabulous books. 10 years […]


My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

My Fave Reads of 2019 (by genre)

Posted December 30, 2019 / 33 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Saying goodbye to another year full of highs and lows and everything in between. There have been so many great books out this year (again!) but life prevented me from reading as much as I wanted to (again!) – I only read 158 books this year as […]




Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen

Posted December 2, 2019 / 7 Comments

DANGEROUS ALLIANCE: An Austentacious Romance GENRE: Historical Romance / Young Adult PUBLISHER: HarperTeen RELEASE DATE: December 3, 2019 PAGES: 448 The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an […]


2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

2019 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Young Adult

Posted November 6, 2019 / 26 Comments

Happy Wednesday yet again 🙂 Since Monday, I’ve been spotlighting The Christy Award 2019 finalist books in each category – let’s finish up with young adult! Some of the authors were gracious enough to answer a couple of questions for me so I’ve included their answers below as well. The […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sword of Soter by Ralene Burke

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sword of Soter by Ralene Burke

Posted October 30, 2019 / 9 Comments

Sword of Soter on tour with Prism Book Tours   SWORD OF SOTER SERIES: Sacred Armor Trilogy #2 GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult Fantasy PUBLISHER: Elk Lake Publishing RELEASE DATE: September 25, 2019 PAGES: 275 NEW KINGDOM. NEW FRIENDS. NEW DANGERS. NOT EVERYONE CAN BE TRUSTED … Karina, Tristan, Rashka, and […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Mansy & The Memory Thief

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Mansy & The Memory Thief

Posted October 17, 2019 / 7 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Lauren Mansy, author of The Memory Thief, to the blog today to chat about the price of memories! THE MEMORY THIEF GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy PUBLISHER: Blink RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2019 PAGES: 368 In the city of Craewick, memories reign. The power-obsessed ruler of […]





Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Posted September 11, 2019 / 38 Comments

Evermore On Tour with Prism Book Tours You actually get a review double-feature today, as I’m looking at both Evermore and its prequel novella Always! Aren’t these covers stunning? ALWAYS SERIES: The Lost Princesses #0.5 GENRE: Inspirational YA Historical Romance PUBLISHER: Northern Lights Press RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019 PAGES: […]