Category: YA


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 […]



Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carla Thorne & Warrior Saints

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carla Thorne & Warrior Saints

Posted April 24, 2020 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Carla Thorne to the blog today to chat about her new YA Fantasy/Supernatural Mystery Warrior Saints series! Carla Thorne has been writing inspirational fiction and sweet contemporary romance traditionally and independently since 2007. She is a multi-published, award-winning author as well as an editor, cancer […]




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 […]