Princesses, Fangirls, Crime, Pride, and a Fox; Books I Read Last Week

And now that the week has finally come to a close, here's a brief look at all the books I read this past week. I'm still currently working on my review for The Princess and the Fangirl--which was fantastic, by the way--so keep an eye out for that in the future. I have to say, of all…

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I Can’t go Back to February Because I was a Different Person Then…

Bonus points to anyone who can tell me which book this post's title has been adapted from! Leave a guess in the comments! February has been a MONTH. And by month I mean mood. And by mood I mean that I have been stressed and it has been rough. I cannot find enough words to…

A Story About Cancer (with a Happy Ending) [India Desjardins]

I'm not sure whether this is my mistaken preconceived notions regarding how the story would go, but A Story About Cancer (with a Happy Ending) by India Desjardins and illustrated by Marianne Ferrer was a lot darker than I thought it would be. I guess the inclusion of a happy ending didn't mean that the story would…

Ahmed’s Journey [Jill Apperson Manly]

Ahmed's Journey by Jill Apperson Manly is a fairly quick children's book with engaging illustrations detailing the experience of a young boy who deals with the anxiety of participating in the traditional camel races of his country and family. A wonderful way of introducing more diversity into the available children's books, Ahmed's Journey portrays emotions and feelings…

STEAM Stories: The Picnic Problem [Jonathan Litton]

I picked up The Picnic Problem by Jonathan Litton largely due to the fact that it was labeled as a STEAM book, one meant to promote the learning and understanding of a subject within that particular set of fields. While I'd love to see one that focused on technology, it was still wonderful to see a…

My Island [Stephanie Demasse-Pottier & Seng Soun Ratanavanh]

My Island by Stephanie Demasse-Pottier and Seng Soun Ratanavanh is the sort of book that will really capture a kid's attention if they're into pictures and images. Since, typically, that's most children I can definitely see this book being a success to an extent. It's very pretty and colorful, filled with a multitude of exciting…

The Wicked King [Holly Black]; 2019 YA Releases

Confession: I haven't read The Cruel Prince. And I'm not sure if I'm going to. So, ultimately, it's really hard to say whether I'd read The Wicked King or not. I don't really care for "fae" involved stories. For some reason, I never have. I can't really explain it. Time and time again I've heard how brilliant The Cruel…