The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books on September 18, 2007 (first published September 1, 2005) Genres: young adult, historical fiction Pages: 550 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★★ I worry my review of this book won’t do it justice. How do I adequately describe to you the magic of Zusak’s words, the atmosphere he creates–the […]


Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, translated by Walter Starkie Published by Signet Classics on October 1, 1965 (first published January 16, 1605) Genres: historical fiction, classics Pages: 1056 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★ I’m not sure how accurate my rating of this book is for several reasons. Firstly, I read this book a year ago, which […]


Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Published by HarperTeen on August 26, 2008 Genres: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary Pages: 419 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★½ This book has moved so many. But all it did was confuse me. I loved Finnikin of the Rock, so I wanted to check out more of Marchetta’s books, and I’d heard lovely things […]


The Color Project by Sierra Abrams Published by Gatekeeper Press on July 18, 2017 Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Pages: 464 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★½  Before I read this book, I made a prediction. I’m normally terrible with predictions (unless we’re guessing the twist from Insurgent), but I was crossing my fingers and hoping I’d be right. […]

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1): Review

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 27, 2011 Genres: young adult, paranormal romance, fantasy Pages: 422 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | IndieBound Rating: ★★★ Mm. Hmm. I’m chewing my lip at what to say here, folks. It’s been almost a year since I read this book, […]


Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin Published by Katherine Tegen Books on February 21, 2017 Genres: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary romance, poetry, retellings Pages: 192 Format: Hardcover Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | IndieBound Rating: ★ This rating is not what you think. Or maybe it’s not what I would think it to be; usually, for me, one-star reviews mean that the reviewer […]