Mexican Whiteboy

Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña (2008)

mexican whiteboy

Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 StarsBlurb:

“Danny’s tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. Continue reading

The Manhattan Ten

Manhattan Ten

After regaining the rights to her series, Lola Dodge is at last able to re-release this thrilling set of superhero novellas to the world! These novellas are fast, exciting, bite-sized pieces of adult fiction featuring superpowers good and evil with romance threaded between. I was pumped to receive an ARC of book one, Ivory, so I’ve added my review below! Dodge’s current plan is to release one novella a month beginning in October so keep an eye out! (I’ll keep updating this post as more info is released!)  Continue reading

The DUFF

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)

the duff

YA Fiction | Contemporary
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading

Her & Him

Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2017)
Him by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2018)

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Poetry | Contemporary
4.5 starsBlurb:

HER.
“Her” is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of “Her.” Continue reading

The Exact Opposite of Okay

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven (2018)

the exact opposite of okay

YA Fiction | Contemporary
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Eighteen-year-old Izzy O’Neill knows exactly who she is—a loyal friend, an aspiring comedian, and a person who believes that milk shakes and Reese’s peanut butter cups are major food groups. But after she’s caught in a compromising position with the son of a politician, it seems like everyone around her is eager to give her a new label: slut. Continue reading

The Supervillain and Me

The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas (2018)

the supervillain and me

Teen Fiction | Superheroes/Sci-Fi
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. Continue reading

Undead Girl Gang

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (2018)

undead girl gang

Teen Fiction | Paranormal Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Continue reading

Zodiac Academy

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Indie authors (and sisters) Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti have teamed up once again to create a dark and twisted but nonetheless intriguing NA Paranormal Romance series! Inspired by astrology, spun together with supernatural creatures of all kinds, and dropped in an academic setting this just might become your next binge… Continue reading

The Impossibility of US

The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman (2018)

the impossibility of us

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
4.5 starsBlurb:

“The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Continue reading

The Gringo Champion

The Gringo Champion (Campeón gabacho) by Aura Xilonen (2017)
Translated by Andrea Rosenberg

the gringo champion

Fiction | Contemporary | Sports
1.5 StarsBlurb:

“WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTION

Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach “the promised land.” And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story. Continue reading