Review: Captain Superlative!

This was an advanced reader copy for the July 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Captain Superlative! Author: J. S. Puller Stars: ★★★★★ If you removed the first chapter, this book still wouldn't be lighthearted. Between education-based bullying and the same favoritism toward sports players as shown in courtrooms (and in attempts to keep players... Continue Reading →

Review: Short & Skinny

This was an advanced reader copy for the October 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Short & Skinny Author: Mark Tatulli Stars: ★★★ As a huge fan of the comic strip Lio, I jumped on this the second it passed my desk. Hyperion sends my company all sorts, but serial art isn't the norm. Tatulli's artwork lives... Continue Reading →

Review: The Life and Death Parade

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Life and Death Parade Author: Eliza Wass Stars: ★★★★ Wass's book came at a rather frustrating time for me. A cancer diagnosis for my dog went from an amputation to a death sentence in less than two weeks. Throughout... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mortification of Fovea Munson

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: The Mortification of Fovea Munson Author: Mary Winn Heider Stars: ★★★ If you enjoy anatomical puns, this books for you. It's a lot of word play more so than anything actually related to the meaning of the medical terms, so... Continue Reading →

Review: City of Bastards

This was an advanced reader copy for the June 2018 publication. There are spoilers ahead. Title: City of Bastards (traitor in a foreign land) Author: Andrew Shvarts Stars: ★★★ Having received an advanced copy, I debated not reading this one as I hadn't read the first, but the idea of it buzzed around my brain. What would... Continue Reading →

Review: Picture Us in the Light

This was an advanced reader copy for the April 2018 publication. (Came out April 10th) There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Picture Us in the Light Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert Stars: ★★★★★ I've never been punched gently in the gut, but I imagine it feels the same as reading Picture Us in the Light. There's an elegant subtly to... Continue Reading →

Review: Charlie & Frog

This was an advanced reader copy for the April 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Charlie & Frog (A Mystery) Author: Karen Kane Stars: ★★★★ Middle grade and young adult novels have a habit of making adults (especially parents) inept. Poor Charlie's story is no different. His parents and grandparents are self-interested, and between one thing... Continue Reading →

Review: The Way To Bea

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Way to Bea Author: Kay Yeh Stars: ★★★★★ Marketing Effort: 2 (a bit less than average) About half-way through this book, I stood and stared at the front cover. Despite Will not liking mazes, that's all I could see thanks to... Continue Reading →

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