Maximum Ride [James Patterson]

“Holy [Insert your choice of a swear word here]," said Fang stunned. I always want to scream a little bit in frustration whenever I see James Patterson's name on anything and it's all because of this stupid book. Over the years, Maximum Ride has kind of stuck with me as an example of precisely how…

Lore (Excerpt) [Alexandra Bracken]

AH! What the hell? Just when things were getting good!!! I've only really ever had one experience reading Alexandra Bracken novels and that's her Passenger series. While many people know her for The Darkest Minds, I only had access to the audiobook by the time I sat down to read. I hated the narrator so…

Can I Touch Your Hair [Irene Latham & Charles Waters]

I hate to say it, but I feel genuinely underwhelmed by Irene Latham and Charles Waters' Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. The book is illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, though the only image I really ever saw was the cover since I got this book in audio…

Tom and Jerry Grouchy Cat [Christopher Harbo & Scott Jeralds]

I never thought I'd see the day where Tom and Jerry entered a meme contest. If you're anything like me, you probably grew up on Tom and Jerry. It's not really all that surprising for people to latch onto nostalgic pieces of their childhood. Thus, the wordless graphic novel Tom and Jerry Grouchy Cat was…