I can never get over the feeling of gratitude I get from reading Amada Lovelace's collections. The raw emotions she pulls from the readers through her powerful words and phrases. unlock your storybook heart is utterly beautiful and relatable. Readers will fall in love with the charming illustrations, the subtle Beauty and the Beast theme, and the words of wisdom Amanda uses to remind women that we are all unique, powerful queens and should celebrate it.
Melissa and Jessica Benoist have created the perfect middle grade series filled with magic, a captivating plot, and two magical sisters with fantastical powers. Fans of Harry Potter will love this new series!
Amanda is known for her powerful and feminist poetry that is just all too relatable. Her new collection, "flower crowns & fearsome things", does not disappoint! Told through the voice of the Greek goddess Persephone, This collection explores how modern women are both parts soft and fierce, and why we should embrace that. I am always so blown away by Amanda’s work and this collection is nothing short of amazing.
Beautiful, dark, and different, White Ivy has everything, a relatable protagonist, a love triangle, a family with A LOT of personality, and a thrilling unexpected end. Ivy was raised by her strict Chinese-American family in Boston with little money, and a grandmother who taught her how to steal from yard sales and second hand shops. All her life, Ivy’s been seen as an outsider and because of this, as she grows up, she becomes obsessed with the lives of the privileged. Despite all the questionable choices that Ivy makes in this book to climb the social ladder, you still find yourself rooting for her in the end. Susie Yang will delight and shock readers with this debut!
Amazing! Goodman delivers top-notch storytelling in this YA novel! THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US follows two sisters trying to beat each other for the top spot on their high school cross country team, but when a girl goes missing, their lives unravel and deadly secrets are unleashed. This fast-paced, thrilling novel will keep you guessing until the very end.
Sayers' new book THE LADIES OF THE SECRET CIRCUS is a fascinating, supernatural work of fiction that readers are going to have a hard time putting down. When a person goes missing in a seemingly peaceful town, secrets get dug up and a woman learns her connection to a legendary, mysterious circus in Paris. Filled with romance, family sacrifice, and dark magic, fans of CW’s long-running TV show Supernatural will love this book!
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we could all use a little restoration in our homes and in our personal lives. Bostwick’s new book is smart and charming, with plenty of southern flair and lots of heart. The characters are so funny and compelling, you will wish they were your neighbors!
Possibly the most unique book I’ve ever read. It’s about a twelve year old boy, Edward, who you find out in the second chapter is the sole survivor of a horrific plane crash that kills everyone on board, including his family. Edward’s life is completely turned upside-down when he losses everything he knew. Now living with his aunt and uncle in New Jersey, Edward must find the strength to move on and find meaning. This book is beautiful in every way. The characters are charismatic and unforgettable, the setup for this story is phenomenal. The best thing I can compare it to is watching the movie Titanic for the first time, and knowing what’s going to happen, but you fall in love with the characters and the storyline anyway, and it’s just such an incredible journey. Reader’s won’t be able to put this book down.
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have done it again. Their creepy new thriller You Are Not Alone is a fast-paced novel written in multiple point-of-views, with the focus being of a young woman, Shay Miller, who witnessed something tragic, but it’s her choices following that tragedy that could have fatal consequences when she meets a group of young vigilantes. The chapters are only about four pages and they all leave on a cliffhanger that will keep you coasting though book, right to its shocking ending. I devoured this book in just two days! Hendricks and Pekkanen’s storytelling is suburb and this book deserves to me made into a movie.
This might be one of the most important books to read this year as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. GROUND ZERO is a gripping take about the attacks on the World Trade Center, and the war that’s raged on in Afghanistan ever since. Told from two points of view, the first being 9-year-old Brandon who went to work with his father in the North Tower on September 11, 2001. The second, young Reshmina, growing up in Afghanistan on September 11, 2019, living in a war zone. Gratz’s breathtaking book captures the devastating events from that day, what it’s like having a country invade your homeland, and how surviving is possible when you work together. This book is a great way to explain to middle graders the events of that day and how it changed America.
Shine Your Icy Crown is a powerful collection of poems that all women can relate to. Written from Lovelace’s own experience, she lets readers know that it is always okay to be authentically you. This collection is beautifully written and has whimsical illustrations throughout!
Melissa Albert's writing is deep and detailed as she takes readers through 12 brutal and beautiful Tales from the Hinterland. These tales are not stories like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of bread crumbs in the woods. These tales are dark and epic and will leave readers stunned.
Burdick’s new book paints a dazzling portrait based off the true story of Hollywood’s beloved Hispanic actress, Estelita Rodriguez and her dizzying life from how she got her start, singing in a Havana nightclub in 1936, to raising her daughter, all the way up until her untimely death. Burdick sets the scene so perfectly from the first page until the last, and makes you truly feel like you are in one of those old Hollywood movies.
Little's new book The Chanel Sisters takes readers to the City of Lights in the early 1900s in a touching novel about two sisters who grew up poor and abandoned by their father. Trying to make a name for themselves, the sisters discover the power of fashion. This books is an intriguing look into fashion icon Coco Chanel’s life, and was just a delight to read.
HOLY MOLY this is a good book! Based off real events in the 1800s, Macallister tells the tale of twelve extraordinary women who are hired to venture on an Arctic expedition to locate governess Lady Jane Franklin’s lost husband. When some of the women don’t return, the remaining must face a dramatic murder trial that is going to leave you at the edge of your seat. I had chills from the movement I picked this book up right up until it oh, so satisfying ending!
I didn’t know much about NASA, but this book taught me a lot! The text is informative and humorous, and the charming illustrations make it a fun, fascinating read for everyone. If you have a child that has any interest is space, astronauts, history, or NASA this book is a great read, and also a wonderful teaching aid. Told through astronaut Mary Cleave’s point of view, Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier educates readers about what female astronauts underwent during the process of being accepted into NASA.
A classic who-done-it mystery with an unexpected surprise on the very last page. Gripping, chilling, and a must-read for mystery lovers.
Mystery, romance, liars, and sass, One of Us is Lying is the perfect teen murder mystery with a surprise twist you won't see coming. The Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl in a page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.