House Battles Readathon; Day 13!

It's Friday the 13th and I'm here to update everyone on what's been happening during the House Battles readathon! Gryffindor is back in the lead now that the points have been fixed (not surprised) and Hufflepuff is still keep its lead over Ravenclaw. I'm about halfway through the group book now, so looking forward to adding those…

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Help Wanted: Must Love Books [Janet Sumner Johnson]

If you're ever looking for incredibly cute bedtime stories, look no further than Help Wanted: Must Love Books by Janet Johnson. Not only does this book just speak to me on a deeply personal level, it is all kinds of wonderful, sweet, and adorable. Young Shailey, perhaps unlike most kids, absolutely loves bedtime. Why? Well, because she…

Spicy, Sweet, Magic, and Monsters; Recent NetGalley Requests

And the story continues on as I continue to request far more books than I could possibly keep up with--I'm beginning to think a time-out is in order, and yet--this time returning with a double feature request and one of darkness and magic that I couldn't resist. A part of me is certain I should…

Seafire [Natalie C. Parker] Cover Love!

You're all getting a double feature today for the cover of Seafire by Natalie C. Parker. Beautiful covers can be difficult to find sometimes and I'm so thrilled to be able to say that, in the case of this book, both the very different covers that this book has the fortune to have are beautiful. I'm…

The Candle and the Flame [Nafiza Azad]; 2019 YA Releases

I have been excited for The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad for months. I'm not sure exactly why, but I had somehow gotten it into my head that this was somewhat of an Aladdin-related story. Honestly, I imagine that was influenced by the inclusion of djinn. Even so, after reading the synopsis it is…