Tag: young adult fiction

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) […]


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 […]


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: More One-Word Titles on my TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: More One-Word Titles on my TBR List

Posted July 17, 2023 / 11 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today for Top Ten Tuesday I’m talking about More One-Word Titles on my TBR list. This selection is pulled exclusively from books that have released – or will – in 2023, but I’m sure there’s way more than 10 if I looked at 2021 and 2022 lol. Not […]


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: […]




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 […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers With Less Common Animals

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers With Less Common Animals

Posted April 11, 2023 / 14 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is all about animals in the book or on the cover, and to be honest it took me a bit to figure out what direction I wanted to go with today’s post. I almost did recent cute dog covers but that quickly […]


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 […]


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 […]


March 2023 New Releases

March 2023 New Releases

Posted March 2, 2023 / 8 Comments

Happy March! Whether this new month is coming in like a lamb or a lion for you, it’s certainly delivering a whole bunch of great-looking reads! There are nearly 100 titles on this list of March 2023 New Releases, and they comprise a range of genres – contemporary, historical, cozy […]