Category: YA

May 2024 New Releases

May 2024 New Releases

Posted May 2, 2024 / 6 Comments

Well, we blinked and it’s May! And with its arrival, we are not only entering into a new month of fabulous new books but a new publishing season as well! My TBR galaxy has just officially given up and surrendered to the reality that I will never read all the […]



Cover Reveal: Falling Through the Black by E. A. Hendryx

Cover Reveal: Falling Through the Black by E. A. Hendryx

Posted April 5, 2024 / 1 Comment

Today, I’m delighted to bring you the cover reveal for Falling Through the Black by E.A. Hendryx, as well as a Kickstarter opportunity for you to be part of! SERIES: Xerus Galaxy Saga #2 GENRE: Young Adult Science Fantasy (Clean) PUBLISHER: Pine Mountain Publishing RELEASE DATE: Fall 2024 She survived the […]


April 2024 New Releases

April 2024 New Releases

Posted April 1, 2024 / 4 Comments

And just like that, it’s April! Spring is in the air (and so is the pollen haha) and once again we’re entering into a new month of fabulous new books. Can someone just stop time for a bit so I can read all. the. books? Please? There are 103 titles […]


Book Review: More Than Grit by Gretchen A. Carlson

Book Review: More Than Grit by Gretchen A. Carlson

Posted March 18, 2024 / 19 Comments

MORE THAN GRIT by Gretchen A. Carlson GENRE: Middle Grade/Young Adult Historical Fiction (Christian) PUBLISHER: Independently Published RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2022 PAGES: 239 When do secrets become lies? When is grit not enough? A story of broken lives and deep friendships, inspired by true events in 1939, when the […]


February 2024 New Releases

February 2024 New Releases

Posted February 3, 2024 / 3 Comments

How did it get to be February already?!? I feel like it should still be the middle of January but maybe that’s because I was sick for most of January and I should get a do-over lol. Nevertheless, despite my feelings of denial, it IS indeed February – Black History […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Once a Queen by Sarah Arthur

Posted January 29, 2024 / 10 Comments

ONCE A QUEEN by Sarah Arthur SERIES: Ternival #1 GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy (Christian) PUBLISHER: WaterBrook RELEASE DATE: January 30, 2024 PAGES: 376 A mysterious manor house hides the keys to shocking family secrets—and rapidly fading portals to other worlds—in the richly woven opener to bestselling author Sarah Arthur’s young […]




Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Series Review: The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc

Posted January 8, 2024 / 1 Comment

The Harwood Mysteries have been on my TBR list ever since I first featured Antony Barone Kolenc on the blog. This medieval mystery series for upper middle graders through middle schoolers & teens (it grows with the readers as the main character ages) has won copious awards – including the […]



January 2024 New Releases

January 2024 New Releases

Posted January 2, 2024 / 8 Comments

Happy January & Happy New Year! It finally feels as close to winter as we’re going to get here in Georgia, and I’m ready for all the great books coming out this month! There are 91 titles on this list of January 2024 New Releases that are on my radar, […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Dawn Shipman & Battle for the Crown

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Dawn Shipman & Battle for the Crown

Posted December 2, 2023 / 7 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Battle for the Crown by Dawn Shipman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Dawn on the blog today to talk about her new book! BATTLE FOR THE CROWN by Dawn Shipman SERIES: Lost Stones of Argonia #3 GENRE: YA Fantasy (Clean) […]


December 2023 New Releases

December 2023 New Releases

Posted December 1, 2023 / 5 Comments

Happy December! I’m still waiting for winter to arrive here in Georgia but while I’m waiting I can occupy my time with all of the FANTASTIC-looking books releasing this month! December is typically a lighter month for new books but there are still 89 titles on this list of December […]


First Line Friday (week 368): The Christy Award 2023 winners

First Line Friday (week 368): The Christy Award 2023 winners

Posted November 17, 2023 / 23 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, it is my absolute joy to share with you the first lines of all The Christy Award 2023 Winners! I love so […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tim Shoemaker & The Second Storm

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Tim Shoemaker & The Second Storm

Posted November 10, 2023 / 14 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Tim Shoemaker back to the blog! Today he’s talking about his new book The Second Storm and three reasons our kids need truth through fiction! THE SECOND STORM by Tim Shoemaker SERIES: High Water #4 GENRE: Tween/Teen Suspense (Christian) PUBLISHER: Focus on the Family RELEASE […]


November 2023 New Releases

November 2023 New Releases

Posted November 2, 2023 / 3 Comments

Happy November! It finally feels like fall here in Atlanta (actually, more like winter but I’m not complaining), and we are entering my favorite time of year! Along with gorgeous fall colors, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, and the anticipation of Christmas, there are lots of FABULOUS books releasing this month! There […]


The Christy Award 2023 Finalists (and a Giveaway!)

The Christy Award 2023 Finalists (and a Giveaway!)

Posted October 27, 2023 / 8 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Blitz for The Christy Award Finalists 2023 organized by ECPA and hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! We extend our sincere and enthusiastic congratulations to The Christy Award 2023 Finalists & Winners (announced on November 16th)! YOU ARE INVITED The Christy Award Gala 2023 Via webcast November […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Stormy Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday: Stormy Book Titles

Posted October 16, 2023 / 6 Comments

Happy Tuesday, reading friends! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (organized by That Artsy Reader Girl) is “Books with Weather Events in the Title/Cover”. I went back and forth a bit on how I wanted to tackle this topic but ultimately I decided to go with Stormy Book Titles from […]