Review | Terry Silverman and the Demon Wolf by Sikandar Vayani

Goodreads SynopsisTerry Silverman is a thirteen-year-old orphaned vegetarian vampire who drinks tomato juice instead of blood. A lonely outsider, he attends Grimerth School for Monsters, but learns about a spate of murders in the neighbouring town of Grimdale after it was terrorised by a demonic wolf. One moonlit night, a darker side of Terry isContinue reading “Review | Terry Silverman and the Demon Wolf by Sikandar Vayani”

Review | Hush by Dylan Farrow

Title: HushAuthor: Dylan FarrowPublication Date: October 6, 2020Publisher: Wednesday BooksPage Count: 384Goodreads Rating: 3.66 Rachael and Danielle both rated Hush as 4 stars. Synopsis (from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Shae has led a seemingly quiet life, joking with her best friend Fiona, and chatting with Mads, the neighborhood boy who always knows how to make her smile.Continue reading “Review | Hush by Dylan Farrow”

Review | Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Title: Queen of VoltsAuthor: Amanda FoodyPublication Date: September 1, 2020Publisher: Inkyard PressPage Count: 416Goodreads Rating: 4.36 Synopsis (from Goodreads) Return to the City of Sin, where the final game is about to begin…and winning will demand the ultimate sacrifice.Only days after a corrupt election and brutal street war, one last bloodthirsty game has begun. TheContinue reading “Review | Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody”

Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Hello, all! I (Rachael) am back with another review of a popular young adult title. I’ll be reviewing The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give was released on February 28, 2017. It has a Goodreads rating of 4.52. Angie Thomas is writing a prequel novel called Concrete Rose, which releases onContinue reading “Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

Review | I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

“This is the shadow of hope. Knowing that we may never see the realization of our dreams, and yet still showing up.” ― Austin Channing Brown, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Over the last month, I have read several books about the Black experience and the roots of systemicContinue reading “Review | I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown”

Review | Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

Rachael recently received a e-ARC of Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross from HarperTeen through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Sisters of Sword and Song was released on June 23, 2020 and has a Goodreads rating of 4.26 stars. Short Summary:Halcyon has been gone for 8 years. When she is finallyContinue reading “Review | Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross”

Review | This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, my school leaders gave teachers a safe space to share their feelings about the renewed spotlight on the fight for racial justice. We talked about personal experiences and the impact this has on our students. This was a conversation I realized I’ve needed for YEARS. As an educatorContinue reading “Review | This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell”

Review | The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Rachael recently received an e-ARC of The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall through NetGalley from Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea was released on May 5, 2020 and has a Goodreads rating of 3.82 out of 5. Short Summary: Since Flora wasContinue reading “Review | The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall”

Review | House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

House of Dragons, written by Jessica Cluess, is the first book in a new YA fantasy series. The second book is expected to be published in 2021. Short Summary: When an emperor dies, the first-borns from each of the five noble houses are normally called to compete in the Emperor’s Trial. Yet, something different happensContinue reading “Review | House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess”

Review | The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Written by Neil Patrick Harris (NPH), The Magic Misfits is the first book in a series about magicians. The series is complete, with four books in total: The Magic Misfits, The Second Story, The Minor Third, and The Fourth Suit. Short Summary:Carter has been living with his uncle ever since his parents passed away whenContinue reading “Review | The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris”

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