Tag: YA fiction

First Line Friday (week 402): The Wonderland Trials

First Line Friday (week 402): The Wonderland Trials

Posted July 11, 2024 / 4 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 I’m delighted to feature the first line of The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella! I’ve been a fan of Sara’s since her […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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) […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Top Ten Tuesday: Cinderella Stories

Posted July 10, 2023 / 17 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today is a freebie theme for Top Ten Tuesday, meaning we can talk about whatever we want. One of my favorite things to talk about is the fairy tale of Cinderella (I even collect versions of it from different countries/cultures), and one of my favorite things to read […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Leslea Wahl & Charting the Course

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Leslea Wahl & Charting the Course

Posted June 30, 2023 / 8 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Charting the Course by Leslea Wahl, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Leslea on the blog today to talk about her new book! CHARTING THE COURSE by Leslea Wahl SERIES: Finding Faith GENRE: YA Christian Adventure PUBLISHER: Vinspire Publishing RELEASE DATE: […]



June 2023 New Releases

June 2023 New Releases

Posted June 1, 2023 / 6 Comments

Happy June! A new month brings new books, and there are SO MANY great books on my radar in June! There are over 90 titles on this list of June 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy mystery, suspense, Amish fiction, children’s books, […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): DJ Williams & Hunt for Eden’s Star

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): DJ Williams & Hunt for Eden’s Star

Posted May 24, 2023 / 13 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author D.J. Williams to the blog today to chat about family friendly action-thrillers and his new action fantasy for teens, Hunt for Eden’s Star! HUNT FOR EDEN’S STAR by D.J. Williams SERIES: Beacon Hill #1 GENRE: Inspirational Teen/YA Action Fantasy PUBLISHER: Wander RELEASE DATE: April […]


May 2023 New Releases

May 2023 New Releases

Posted May 1, 2023 / 7 Comments

Happy May! I cannot believe we are already here, on the line between spring and summer. This year feels like it’s going by so quickly to me – anyone else? There are almost 100 titles on this list of May 2023 New Releases that I would like to read, if […]


First Line Friday (week 337): Quest of the Queen

First Line Friday (week 337): Quest of the Queen

Posted April 13, 2023 / 19 Comments

Happy Good 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 I’m featuring the first line of Quest of the Queen by Dawn Shipman – the second book in her Lost Stones […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): C.J. Milacci & Recruit of Talionis

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): C.J. Milacci & Recruit of Talionis

Posted March 29, 2023 / 10 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Recruit of Talionis by C.J. Milacci, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have C.J. on the blog today to talk about her new book! RECRUIT OF TALIONIS by C.J. Milacci SERIES: Talionis Series #1 GENRE: Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian PUBLISHER: Fayette Press […]


Kickstarter Project: Suspended in the Stars by E.A. Hendryx

Kickstarter Project: Suspended in the Stars by E.A. Hendryx

Posted March 20, 2023 / 0 Comments

I am so excited today to share about the launched Kickstarter for Suspended in the Stars by the super cool E. A. Hendryx (aka @createexploreread). Suspended in the Stars is Emilie’s debut #youngadult novel and is the first book in a YA science fantasy trilogy! Emilie describes it as “The […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): The Whisperer’s Wish by Janilise Lloyd

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): The Whisperer’s Wish by Janilise Lloyd

Posted March 16, 2023 / 12 Comments

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Whisperer’s Wish by Janilise Lloyd, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Janilise on the blog today to chat about her book! THE WHISPERER’S WISH by Janilise Lloyd GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy PUBLISHER: Expanse Books (Imprint of Scrivenings Press) RELEASE DATE: […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Alyssa Roat & Castelon

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Alyssa Roat & Castelon

Posted March 15, 2023 / 54 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Alyssa Roat back to the blog today! She’s here to talk about her new YA Fantasy novel, Castelon and the legend on which the series is based! CASTELON by Alyssa Roat SERIES: The Wraithwood Trilogy #3 GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult Fantasy PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink […]