Reviews

Review: Zodiac Academy 8: Sorrow and Starlight by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

Finally, seven months after reading Zodiac Academy 7: Heartless Sky, we’ve finished Zodiac Academy 8: Sorrow and Starlight. The book starts right where the previous left us off, at the end of a huge battle between Lionel Acrux’s loyalists and the resistance.

Everything has changed for the Vega twins. With Darcy Vega cursed by Lavinia, Darcy has no choice but to leave the resistance, since she’s a danger to everyone she loves. Tory Vega is trying to recover from the worst day of her life, while also trying to rebuild her troops.

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August 2020 Mini-Reviews

*We received both of these books in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: The Bad Boy and The Tomboy by Nicole Nwosu

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Macy Anderson’s life revolves around school and soccer. She has a great group of friends and a close relationship with her dad and younger brother.

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Reviews

Review: Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Amazon.com: Not If I Save You First (9781338134148): Carter, Ally: Books

Maddie’s childhood was perfect. As the daughter a U.S. Secret Service Agent, Maddie spent a lot of time at the White House. Her best friend happened to be the U.S. President’s son. 

After a failed kidnapping attempt of the first lady by a Russian organization, leaving Maddie’s dad shot in the process, he packs them up and moves to Alaska. He retires from the service and wants to keep Maddie safe from dangerous criminals.

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Blog Tour, Reviews

Blog Tour: Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Welcome to Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Liliana Cruz thought her life was fairly ordinary. She went to school and came home to her parents and little brothers. Except, her dad hasn’t been home in a month and her mom won’t say where he is. Then she gets accepted into METCO, a program where inner city students get bused to high-rated suburban schools. Seemingly overnight, Liliana’s world goes upside down. She misses her dad, her best friend and not being a minority at school.

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Lists

August 2020 Reads

Here’s a list of the books we plan to read during the month of August! 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. Entwined by AJ Rosen

Amazon.com: Entwined (9781989365120): Rosen, A.J.: Books

In this fantasy book, all characters are descendants of Greek Gods and Goddesses. Avery is about to turn 18, which means it’s time for the Gathering, where she is supposed to find her soulmate. One problem: Avery doesn’t want a soulmate, she wants to escape.

We requested an ARC of Entwined on Netgallery because of the Greek mythology aspect! We can’t wait to finish this one.

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YA Books For Sports Fans 

Do you love watching sports? Are cozy Sundays watching football your thing? Or, do you dream of summer days where baseball is the norm? Maybe you prefer the Olympics and cheering on your country. It doesn’t matter which sports you love because we’ve got a story for you. Let us know if you have other sports books that you recommend!

1. Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning

Amazon.com: Throw Like a Girl (9780316529501): Henning, Sarah: Books

The description of this book hooked us immediately. Liv Rodinsky made one mistake and it cost her the scholarship from her private school and her softball team. As she tries to navigate public school, Grey Worthington, son of the softball coach who doesn’t think she’s a team player, offers her an opportunity. Liv can play Quarterback for the football team and prove she can be a team player. Only, it’s not easy being the first female on the team and some of the guys can’t accept it. If you like football, badass female characters and a sweet romance, Throw Like A Girl is for you!

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Review: Westcott High 2 by Sarah Mello

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.* 

Sonny and her friends are back for more drama and swoon-worthy romance in Westcott High 2!  If you haven’t checked out our review for the first book, read it here!

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Lists, Travel

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 😉 

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Lists

July 2020 Reads

We created a list of the YA books we plan to read in July. Let us know in the comments if you plan on reading any of them. We can’t wait to start these amazing new books and enjoy the July sunshine!

We’re always looking for recommendations, so tell us what you plan to read in July.

1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi 

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This book, about a 16-year old Muslim girl navigating life post-9/11, has been on our to-read list for a while! Mafi is one of Claire’s favorite authors, and we can’t wait to read this book. Exciting news readers: we have partnered with Bards Alley, our local bookstore in Vienna, VA , for a virtual YA book club on Monday, July 20 at 7 pm! We will be discussing this book. We hope to see you there 🙂 

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