Hello everyone! Today I am excited to be recommending another truly incredible YA novel: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Please note, this is a young adult (YA) novel, and it contains mature content. Add it on Goodreads I'm so excited that, with this book, I have officially met my goal of reading 3 books for the Big Book Summer Challenge , hosted by Sue Jackson at Book by Book ! And I am also have excited to have read this book simply because it is the favorite book of one of my good friends, and I'm glad I can finally talk to her about it. And I am also excited to have read this book because, quite simply, it is unparalleled and incredible, and it is a perfect finish to this summer of incredible YA novels (like Yolk and Bitter ). Let's start off with the publisher's description of this book: ********** In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to
Hey y'all! I ended up reading two graphic novels this week, but I'm saving the second for next week's post, because the review today is long enough as is. So enough dawdling—let's dive in! Young Adult Northranger Written by Rey Terciero (also known as Rex Ogle) and illustrated by Bre Indigo Graphic novel · 2023 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations View content warnings · · · The publisher says: · · · In this swoony and spooky teen summer romance graphic novel set on a Texas ranch, sixteen-year-old Cade Muñoz finds himself falling for the ranch owner’s mysterious and handsome son, only to discover that he may be harboring a dangerous secret. Cade has always loved to escape into the world of a good horror movie. After all, horror movies are scary—but to Cade, a closeted queer Latino teen growing up in rural Texas—real life can be way scarier. When Cade is sent to spend the summer working as a ranch hand to help earn extra money for his family, he is horrified.
Happy new year, everyone! Today I'm excited to be recommending the fifth book in the Click series of MG graphic novels, Crunch by Kayla Miller! There are no spoilers of the previous books in the series in this review! Add it on Goodreads or preview the illustrations! To be frank, y'all, I related to this book so much that it was honestly painful at times—like, I knew I was thrilled to see a book about navigating an overflowing to-do list, but the specific mistakes Olive makes were so similar to the ones I am making in my own life that it hurt a little bit. But that's just a testament to the realism and thoughtfulness of this graphic novel, the fifth in Kayla Miller's astoundingly good series, following Click , Camp , Act , and Clash . (There are also two spin-offs that form the Besties duology: Besties: Work It Out , which is amazing, and Besties: Find Their Groove , which I'll discuss soon!) Let's dive in with the publisher's description : **********