Tom and Jerry Grouchy Cat [Christopher Harbo & Scott Jeralds]

I never thought I'd see the day where Tom and Jerry entered a meme contest. If you're anything like me, you probably grew up on Tom and Jerry. It's not really all that surprising for people to latch onto nostalgic pieces of their childhood. Thus, the wordless graphic novel Tom and Jerry Grouchy Cat was…

There’s Room for Everyone [Anahita Teymorian]

I am a huge fan of the premise for this wonderful children's book. There's Room for Everyone by Anahita Teymorian is a book with an absolutely wonderful message. It reminds me of a song that I listened to as a kid with, ironically, the same title. Both support this general premise that there is enough…

Twin Daggers [MarcyKate Connolly]

Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly is one of those books that could have been amazing, but fell flat somewhere between the writing and unnecessary plot devices. There was just so much potential and it was truly disheartening to see it all go to waste. So many good points could have been expanded upon from the…

Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter [Beth McMullen]

I feel bad, but I honestly kind of hated Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter by Beth McMullen. The book, as a whole, held so much promise and delivered on exactly none of it. If you’re looking for an adventure-filled, Indiana Jones-esque tale about a young girl raised as an explorer/treasure hunter as she goes on an exciting…

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars [Christopher Paolini]

I very much screamed when I found out that Christopher Paolini was publishing a new novel. In fact, I tried incredibly hard to get my hands on an ARC of this book. Having loved this author's work since I was a young girl, there was no question that I needed to read his newest work.…