A Breath too Late [Rocky Callen]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to A Breath too Late by Rocky Callen! A wild and likely devastating ride, this is the sort of novel you have to take a deep breath in before reading. A tale about the life of a young girl's suicide, this is also an epistolary format novel. I don't know how well this…

Clarence’s Big Secret [Christine MacGregor Cation & Roy MacGregor]

Clarence's Big Secret by Christine MacGregor Cation and Roy MacGregor, illustrated by Mathilde Cinq-Mars means more to me as an adult than I imagine it would have to me as a child. It has such strong themes of shame, pride, education, and growth that I imagine it's a bit much for a children's book. And…

Incendiary [Zoraida Córdova]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova! Something tells me she falls in love with the prince... Honestly, this book had me at Memory Thief. Buy it? Barnes & Noble Amazon Book Depository An epic tale of revenge and redemption in a world where a memory thief must fight against terrifying monarchs bent on the…

Verona Comics [Jennifer Dugan]; 2020 YA Releases

You know, I'm usually pretty into devouring Romeo and Juliet retellings--they always end up being infinitely better than the original--but, I gotta be honest Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan isn't really selling itself to me. I'm not sure what, exactly, it is about this book that I'm not into but I'm just...not. And, to be…

Don’t Call the Wolf [Aleksandra Ross]; Happy Book Birthday!

Happy book birthday to Don't Call the Wolf by Aleksandra Ross! Probably the one highest on my TBR from today's YA releases, Ross' novel seems to have a lot of intrigue. A monster bringing dragon, a queen losing the war, and a bunch of broken promises. Certainly a book worth taking a few extra glances at,…