Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: Dang, what an adorable read! Even though I liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda just a little more, The Upside of Unrequited is a fantastic read by Albertalli. There’s a pretty big cast of characters but the story really focuses on Molly Peskin-Suso: twin, sixteen, twenty-six crushes, zero kisses. Life gets a little […]

“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Upside of Unrequited

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Hardcover: 352 pages Publication date: April 11th 2017 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Add on: Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how […]

Review: Bright Smoke Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Review: So I actually went into this book not knowing (forgetting?) that this was a Romeo and Juliet retelling. It was pretty fun suddenly realizing “Oh hey! This guy doesn’t just have the name Romeo…he actually is!”. This Romeo and Juliet story definitely got an interesting twist. And while I liked the necromancy (zombiiieees!) incorporation, […]

Review: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (May 17th 2016) Hardcover: 399 pages Source: Edelweiss Add on: Goodreads Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the […]

Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 10th 2015) Hardcover: 320 pages Add on: Goodreads Rating: 5 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel […]

Review: Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (February 2nd 2016) Hardcover: 384 pages Source: Edelweiss Add on: Goodreads Rating: 3 of 5 stars The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler. Westie […]