Category: YA

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 […]




Blog Tour Grand Finale (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Blog Tour Grand Finale (and a Giveaway!): Evermore by Jody Hedlund

Posted September 22, 2019 / 4 Comments

Evermore On Tour with Prism Book Tours Book Tour Grand Finale for Evermore By Jody Hedlund We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below: Launch – Author Interview What do you hope […]


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: […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Deception

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Deception

Posted September 5, 2019 / 17 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Laura Gallier to the blog today to chat about her new novel The Deception! In a youth culture intrigued by the paranormal yet often skeptical of biblical claims, Laura Gallier seeks to bring awareness and understanding to issues surrounding the supernatural. Having battled her own […]



Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Smyth & Stories of the Night

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Lauren Smyth & Stories of the Night

Posted July 10, 2019 / 5 Comments

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Stories of the Night by Lauren Smyth, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! As part of the tour, I’m delighted to welcome Lauren to the blog today to chat about the 4 elements that most influenced her novel! Title: Stories of the Night […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler

Posted April 2, 2019 / 4 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour and Giveaway for We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Title: We Were Beautiful Author: Heather Hepler Publisher: Blink YA Genre: Young Adult Release Date: April 2, 2019 It’s been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash […]