Guess Who Decided to Show Up Again?! // Updates and Death of a Salesman Review

~Updates~ Okay, so hey everyone, it's been a hot minute since many of you have seen or even heard from me. I missed you all so much!❤️Do you all remember me?!😂 Anyway, it is such a relief to be back to blogging. For those who weren't aware, I had a long five month break in which … Continue reading Guess Who Decided to Show Up Again?! // Updates and Death of a Salesman Review

Salt to the Sea Review

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge … Continue reading Salt to the Sea Review

The Book Thief Review

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. … Continue reading The Book Thief Review

ARC Review: The Agony of Bun O’Keefe

Title: The Agony of Bun O'Keefe Author: Heather Smith Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Set in 1980s Newfoundland, The Agony of Bun O’Keefe is the story of a 14-year-old girl who runs away to the city and is taken in by a street musician who lives with an eclectic cast … Continue reading ARC Review: The Agony of Bun O’Keefe

My Life Before Me Review

Title: My Life Before Me Author: Norah McClintock Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Nothing worth fighting for comes easy. Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she’s ready to leave small-town Ontario … Continue reading My Life Before Me Review

Between Shades of Gray Review

Title: Between Shades of Gray Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life … Continue reading Between Shades of Gray Review

ARC Review: Maud

Title: Maud Author: Melanie J. Fishbane Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery — Maud to her friends — has a dream: to … Continue reading ARC Review: Maud

The Unquiet Past Review

Title: The Unquiet Past Author: Kelley Armstrong Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, paranormal, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: You can only hide from the truth for so long. Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face … Continue reading The Unquiet Past Review

ARC Review: White Jade Tiger

About the book: Title: White Jade Tiger Author: Julie Lawson Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, sci-fi, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: 1994 Sheila A. Egoff Children s Literature Prize Winner 1995 Silver Birch Award Shortlisted 1994 CLA Book of the Year Award Runner-up On a trip to Chinatown, thirteen-year-old Jasmine steps through a doorway back … Continue reading ARC Review: White Jade Tiger

ARC Review: Waiting for Dusk

About the book: Title: Waiting for Dusk Author: Nancy Pennick Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, sci-fi, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Read a book. Fall asleep. Meet a boy. Is it real or just a dream? Katie’s everyday life suddenly turns exciting when she travels back in time and meets the boy of her … Continue reading ARC Review: Waiting for Dusk