Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc [David Elliott]; 2019 YA Releases

I remember seeing Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott everywhere just a few months ago. I have to admit, it wasn't really for me then and that hasn't exactly changed much now. I'll be frank in this, I don't really know a whole lot about Joan of Arc. Admittedly, I've never really been…

Otto and Yapper’s Pollution Problem; Recent NetGalley Requests

These two requests are both by the same author and both about pollution of places where animals live. I definitely see them both as important books and I couldn't be more pleased to see that children are being exposed to these issues early with stories like the ones that Chez Rafter is writing. The lake…

Unleaving [Melissa Ostrom]; 2019 YA Releases

Ugh. I almost wanted to read Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom. I'm still tempted, but that temptation is somewhat tempered by the fact that this book includes some ridiculous tension involved in a potential murder or kidnapping. And I just cannot. Why, why would someone ruin a book about the aftermath of sexual assault, the trauma, and the…

Orchids and Graves; Recent NetGalley Requests

So, one of these books I desperately want. The other...I'm just mildly interested in how great the cover looks. And unfortunately, I've already been denied the beautiful book I did want. An incredible sounding novel about two kingdoms under the oppression of another. At the risk of sounding somewhat ridiculous...I accidentally requested this murder mystery for…