Tagging Authors, Negative Reviews, and Angie Thomas

I have to be honest here, I'm a little confused at how this blew up as much as it has. I'm even more confused as to why everyone is so angry with Angie Thomas for it. In less than 24 hours, I've seen more accounts than I'd like where reviewers are going out and making one…

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Science and a Gay Grease Retelling; Recent NetGalley Requests

Lots of fun in today's NetGalley requests! A ton of cool science experiments to possibly check out and a book that kind of relates to two of my favorite movies growing up and a brilliant story from modern days. I can't wait to see what these two books have in store. And if you're interested,…

Wicked Saints [Emily A. Duncan]; 2019 YA Releases

Okay, this is the part where you all get to yell at me. I've seen Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan around for literally months now and barely given it a thought. Everyone was so excited and I was just all shruggy meh about it. And after reading that synopsis I am furious with myself. Oh my skies,…

Bird’s Eye View [John Farndon]

Bird's Eye View by John Farndon and illustrated by Paul Boston is another of those incredibly detailed and informative children's books that I had initially thought would be a lot more geared toward younger kids, but really fits the pre-teen age group much better. It's pretty exceptional in a lot of ways, but not the…

It Came From Under the High Chair [Karl Beckstrand]

I should probably preface this review by admitting that I probably would not have read this book had it not been for the fact that the synopsis mentioned it featured a multiracial family. And that was exciting to me. It Came From Under the High Chair by Karl Beckstrand and illustrated by Jeremy Higginbotham follows a…