Adriana Russo’s family is royalty in the figure skating world. Both her parents were Olympic Gold Medalists and now her family owns the prestigious Kellynch rink outside of Boston, Massachusetts. But life has been tough lately. Adriana’s dad is spending way more than he brings in, Junior World Championships is almost here and the fabulous Elisa Russo, Adriana’s older sister, is heading to Beijing for the 2022 Olympics.Continue reading “Review: Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli”
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Greek Mythology Book Tag
Thanks so much to Lia (Chain of Novels) for tagging us. We love Greek mythology and are so excited to share our answers with everyone. Tell us your favorite Greek God/Goddess in the comments!Continue reading “Greek Mythology Book Tag”
Review: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Mia loves ballet more than anything and has six weeks to prove she can make it in an elite company. Mia travels to Paris for a summer program. At the end of summer, companies assess the final performance and make offers to join.Continue reading “Review: Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau”
September 2020 Reads
Here’s a list of books we plan to read during the month of September! Let us know in the comments below which books are on your TBR list for next month. We’re always looking for new recommendations.
1. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Serpent & Dove was our favorite book of 2019! We’ve been dying to get our hands on the sequel. Good news friends: this book is out TOMORROW, September 1. Be sure to get your hands on it to catch up with Lou, Reid, and the rest of the crew as they’re on the run from the Dames Blanches and the chasseurs! We can’t wait to see what our favorite witch and witch hunter are up to in this installment. Fingers crossed for more swoon-worthy romance!Continue reading “September 2020 Reads”
Summer Book Tag
Summer always has us searching for books set during this season. Who doesn’t love a cute beach read? We searched through our Goodreads and found all of our YA books that have summer in the title. Tell us if you’ve read any of these! Do you have a favorite book about summer?
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The summer before Belly’s junior year in high school was different. While she spent it at Cousin’s Beach with her family and the Fisher’s, the two guys she knows better than anyone start treating her differently. While she’s been in love with Conrad forever, he isn’t the only one who has noticed that Belly grew up in the past year. The Summer I Turned Pretty is the first book we think about when it’s summer. It’s the perfect YA beach romance to cuddle up with.Continue reading “Summer Book Tag”
YA City Guide: Paris, France
One thing we miss right now is travel. We’re both travel addicts and can’t wait to explore the world. Do you want to travel right now but can’t? We can help with book recommendations. The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog to recommend books set in a certain city. First up is Paris, France! Paris is Christy’s favorite city in the world. It has everything: history, culture, shopping and the best food! If you’re dreaming of Paris, read these awesome books and daydream of your next adventure. Claire studied abroad there and followed Christy’s Paris guide. Though her heart will always lie with London, she may need to reevaluate her list and make it a tie 😉Continue reading “YA City Guide: Paris, France”
Author Interview: Maggie Hall
Maggie Hall is the author of the Conspiracy of Us series. The Conspiracy of Us trilogy follows Avery West’s adventures as she goes from an average American teenager to pawn of a powerful secret society called the Circle of Twelve.
If you’re interested in multiple European destinations, this series is for you. Avery first visits Paris, but later finds herself traipsing around European destinations like Istanbul, London, Venice, Cannes, and the Greek islands. We rated all three books in the series ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Unlike a lot of writers, I haven’t been on this path since childhood. Reading has always been pretty much my favorite thing, but it wasn’t until I worked at a bookstore doing author events that I thought about being on the other side. Until then I’d thought of authors as having special training, or special connections, or just being something that I wasn’t–but when I met authors as they came through the store, I realized they were just normal, everyday people, and I started to wonder whether I could write a book, too. Then I had an idea for a book (see the next question!) and the rest is history.Continue reading “Author Interview: Maggie Hall”
Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease
This is our book club pick for August 2019. If you’ve read it, let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Enchantée tells the story of Camille Durbonne, an orphan living in Paris during the lead up to the French Revolution. In Trelease’s reimagining of the year 1789, la magie (magic) is real but outlawed by society’s aristocracy.Continue reading “Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease”
August 2019 Book Club: Enchantée by Gita Trelease
Our pick for August 2019 book club is Enchantée by Gita Trelease, released in February 2019.Continue reading “August 2019 Book Club: Enchantée by Gita Trelease”
Review: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus
Summer Barnes moves to Paris, France with her mother to repeat her senior year of high school after getting kicked out of multiple boarding schools. In order to receive her large trust fund, Summer has to prove that she can graduate high school as quickly as possible and attend college. Ready to start over, Summer hopes to find her perfect guy, believing that the right guy will make her life complete.Continue reading “Review: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus”