Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1 by May McGoldrick – Review

Highland Crown (Royal Highlander, #1)Highland Crown: Royal Highlander #1
by May McGoldrick

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (April 30, 2019)
Genre: Romance, Historical Romance
ISBN-10: 1250314976
ISBN-13: 978-1250314970
ASIN: B07DZY9NK2

Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion―this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best.

Inverness, 1820
Perched on the North Sea, this port town―by turns legendary and mythological―is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts. Continue reading

Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris – Review

Eyes on MeEyes on Me by Rachel Harris

Publisher: Entangled Teen (March 26, 2019)
Publication Date: March 26, 2019
ISBN-10: 1640635262
ISBN-13: 978-1640635265
ASIN: B07G73LVZ2

Look up the word “nerd” and you’ll find Lily Bailey’s picture. She’s got one goal: first stop valedictorian, next stop Harvard. Until a stint in the hospital from too much stress lands her in the last place a klutz like her ever expected to be: salsa dance lessons. Continue reading

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Review

A Woman Is No ManA Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum 

Publication: March 5th, 2019 by Harper
Historical Fiction
ISBN-10: 0062699768
ISBN-13: 978-0062699763

In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating itself: Deya’s mother, Isra, also had no choice when she left Palestine as a teenager to marry Adam. Though Deya was raised to believe her parents died in a car accident, a secret note from a mysterious, yet familiar-looking woman makes Deya question everything she was told about her past. As the narrative alternates between the lives of Deya and Isra, she begins to understand the dark, complex secrets behind her fragile community. Continue reading

Devices and Desires by Kate Hubbard – Review

Devices and DesiresDevices and Desires by Kate Hubbard

Publication: February 26th, 2019 by Harper

ISBN-10: 006230299X
ISBN-13: 978-0062302991
Genre: History – Nonfiction

The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick—next to Queen Elizabeth I, the richest and most powerful woman in sixteenth-century England.

Aided by a quartet of judicious marriages and a shrewd head for business, Bess of Hardwick rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected and feared Countesses in Elizabethan England—an entrepreneur who built a family fortune, created glorious houses—the last and greatest built as a widow in the 70s—and was deeply involved in matters of the court, including the custody of Mary Queen of Scots. Continue reading

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby – Review

Hurricane SeasonHurricane Season 
by Nicole Melleby

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (May 7, 2019)
ISBN-10: 1616209062
ISBN-13: 978-1616209063

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This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, but it has also brought social services to their door. Continue reading

The Hidden Worlds by Sandra Ingerman, Katherine Wood – Review

The Hidden WorldsThe Hidden Worlds
by Sandra Ingerman, Katherine Wood

Publisher: Moon Books (July 27, 2018)
Grade Level: Preschool – 12
ISBN-10: 1785358200
ISBN-13: 978-1785358203

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Were those people in Isaiah’s dream the same people from school? Popular soccer star Magda? George, who he’d never heard speak because he always left classes for special services help? Angry Rose, the Chinese girl who was always in trouble for fighting? And why were there dead birds and fish everywhere? When the four encounter one another the next day by the same pond from the dream, they realize they’ve shared a dream and there really are dead birds and fish covering the ground! This leads to real-life adventures and more dreams as they discover a toxic waste plant disposing of poisons illegally. Not friends, in the beginning, romance blossoms as they work together with their Power Animals to close down the plant. Continue reading