Title: Simone Breaks All The Rules Author: Debbie Rigaud Publisher: Scholastic Press Publication Date: June 1st, 2021 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Young Adult Romance Synopsis: Her strict Haitian immigrant parents enforce no-dating rules and curfews, and send Simone to an all-girls school. As for prom? Simone is allowed to go on one condition: her parents… Continue reading Book Review: Simone Breaks All The Rules
Most Anticipated Reads Title: Star Daughter Author: Shveta Thakrar Expected Release Date: August 11 2020 Synopsis: This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy. The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to… Continue reading Whispers From The Stars: August 2020
Title: Anne Of Windy Poplars Author: L.M. Montgomery Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Publication Date: 1936 Genre: Children's Literature, Young Adult Contemporary Synopsis: Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known… Continue reading Book Review: Anne Of Windy Poplars
Title: One Of Us Is Lying Author: Karen M. McManus Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: May 30 2017 Genre: Young Adult Mystery Synopsis: Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of… Continue reading Book Review: One Of Us Is Lying
New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises . . . including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide whether she's ready for love.
My most anticipated releases and TBR for June 2020.
Title: Anne Of Avonlea Author: L.M. Montgomery Release Date: October 6 1997 (first published 1909) Genre: Children's Literature, Young Adult Contemporary Synopsis: At sixteen, Anne is grown up...almost. Her gray eyes shine like evening stars, but her red hair is still as peppery as her temper. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables… Continue reading Anne Of Avonlea: Book Review
Being the middle child has its ups and downsBut for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, includingMaya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.