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…

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October is a Foreign Country; They do Things Differently There.

This month's quote was chosen one hundred percent because October is not my favorite month of the year. For me, it's when things start getting really cold. It's Halloween, which isn't my favorite holiday by any means. It's also when The Nightmare Before Christmas--a movie I happen to hate--crops up. Granted, there are good things about…

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…