Engaging and Important: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard Published by HarperTeen on September 6th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 384 Goodreads All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy—that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses...

A Complicated and Cute Romance: How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum

How to Make Out by Brianna Shrum Published by Sky Pony Press on September 6th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult, YA Pages: 284 Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Renley needs three thousand dollars for the math club’s trip to New York City, and she knows exactly how to get it: she’s going to start a how-to blog where people pay for answers to all of life’s questions from a “certified expert.” The...

Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter: another great installment in a wonderful series!

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Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter Series: Jackaby #3 Published by Algonquin on August 23rd 2016 Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Young Adult, YA Pages: 352 Goodreads Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly lady of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the investigative services of her fellow residents to solve a decade-old murder—her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, Detective R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé,...

Faith & Sexuality: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown Published by HarperTeen on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 432 Goodreads Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low...

Short & Sweet: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall Published by Swoon Reads on August 30th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 224 Goodreads Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s...

Interview with Sarah Nicholas author of KEEPING HER SECRET!

Hi everyone! I am so honoured to feature Keeping Her Secret and Sarah Nicolas. I really enjoyed Keeping Her Secret and I hope that this interview convinces you to check it out too! About the Book Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas Releasing August 22nd 2016 Add it on GoodReads Two girls. One Kiss. The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood...

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor on August 23rd 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 224 Goodreads Hollywood critics agree. Joss Byrd is "fiercely emotional," a young actress with "complete conviction," and a "powerhouse." Joss Byrd is America's most celebrated young actress, but on the set of her latest project, a gritty indie film called The Locals, Joss's life is far from glamorous. While struggling with her mother's...

#ARCAugust Week 2 Recap!

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Hey everyone! Today marks the start of week 3 meaning we are halfway done with ARC August! I finally finished my last exam this weekend meaning I can finally start really getting into all these ARCs. In terms of other news, our #ARCAugust Twitter chat was last night!  I’m feeling extremely lazy so here’s a list of the books I’ve read this week! – Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (4/5 stars!) –...