Golden Threads; Recent NetGalley Requests

Golden Threads by Suzanne Del Rizzo and illustrated by Miki Sato is one book that I'm sure you all can easily guess why I requested it. In truth, it was not the plot that motivated me but rather it was the adorable fox stuffie there on the cover. When a storm sweeps Emi’s beloved stuffed fox…

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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…

The Little Mermaid; Recent NetGalley Requests

This is a new translation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid with a surprise story at the end. In truth, I requested it (and got approved!) largely because I was curious about the illustrations. I've already read the story of The Little Mermaid and though I imagine there will be some changes with this being a…

Shadow & Flame [Mindee Arnett]; 2019 YA Releases

Shadow and Flame by Mindee Arnett is the sequel and conclusion to Onyx and Ivory of the Rime Chronicles and it sounds right up my alley. It only took reading the first paragraph of this synopsis to feel incredibly eager to pick myself up a copy of this one. It's got a gorgeous cover, too, which is exciting.…