IMWAYR: Thrilling & Beautiful Books

The weather hasn’t been nice lately – rain most of the time – which gives me lots of inside time to read. This week I share an upcoming YA thriller and a new picture book. Every Stolen Breath, by Kimberly Gabriel Set in modern-day Chicago, Every Stolen Breath is a fast-paced, YA thriller that readersContinue reading “IMWAYR: Thrilling & Beautiful Books”

Book Review: The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Caleb Franklin narrates the story of how he and his brother, Bobby Gene, met Styx Malone and got into the “biggest trouble we’ve ever gotten into in our lives.” The first page is one of those excellent leads we talk about in English class. You know when you read the first page, the story isn’tContinue reading “Book Review: The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon”

Book Review: The Thing With Feathers, by McCall Hoyle

The Thing With Feathers, By McCall Hoyle  Emilie is a teenager with issues. She struggles with returning to school after homeschooling, with making high school friends, and with navigating her first crush, a handsome athlete named Chatham. She also has two other problems: grieving her father’s death from cancer and living with epilepsy. Emilie’s mom andContinue reading “Book Review: The Thing With Feathers, by McCall Hoyle”

Happy Book Birthday, Solo!

Solo is Kwame Alexander’s latest release (from Blink YA Books) and features Mary Rand Hess. These amazing authors expertly weave the story of Blade, a teen who would rather not be associated with his famous father, Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star. Blade’s girlfriend, Chapel, is the light in his life of darkness, but herContinue reading “Happy Book Birthday, Solo!”

Book Review: The Storyteller

Have you ever skipped a meal so you can read a book? I have, but if you haven’t yet, you might find yourself immersed in THE STORYTELLER — and you’d be okay with whatever else you missed. The Storyteller, by Evan Turk,  is many tales weaved into one great story. While I was reviewing bookContinue reading “Book Review: The Storyteller”