Trending; Recent NetGalley Requests

Trending by Kira Vermond and illustrated by Clayton Hanmer is just a book I couldn't help feeling somewhat curious about. I can say probably never would have picked this book up several years ago, but now I definitely think it has some merits. Fads and trends: How do they start? Why do they spread? And…

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William’s Getaway; Recent NetGalley Requests

William's Getaway by Annika Dunklee and illustrated by Yong Ling Kong seems like a cute story about the frustrations of siblings. I'm honestly not sure, at this point, what motivated me in particular to pick this one up. But I'm sure it will have a great message to send. William’s little brother, Edgar, always wants to…

What Unbreakable Looks Like; Recent NetGalley Requests

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin is going to be a rough read. There's no question that anything involved with this story is going to leave me feeling extremely uncomfortable. The fact of the matter is that sex trafficking is still a very real thing--which is terrifying and swept under the rug far more than it…

Virtually Yours [Sarvenaz Tash]; 2019 YA Releases

I've already read Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash! It has such a fun and fascinating premise and it's diverse! Now, truthfully, I didn't love this story. Some of the connections with the characters didn't feel fully there and I couldn't quite invest in them as much as I wanted to. That said, this is definitely a…

Monsters are Afraid of Babies [Nicholas Tana]

I laughed when I first came across Monsters are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana, illustrated by Jessica Abbott and Elise Leutwyler. And then I thought about how perfect it would have been for my boyfriend's nephew when he was getting a little sister. This is such a clever way of introducing the idea of a younger sibling to…