Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Title: A Thousand Nights Author: E.K. Johnston Publisher: Macmillan children’s books Publication date: October 22nd 2015 Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. […]

Interview with Josh de Lioncourt, author of Haven Lost

Earlier this year I reviewed Haven Lost, the fast paced, complex debut from Josh de Lioncourt. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview him recently about his plans for book two, and to share some exciting news about Haven Lost. Holly: You recently mentioned that Haven Lost will be coming to […]

Review: Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding

Title: Asking for it Author: Kate Harding Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books Publication date: August 25th 2015 Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest. Congressman Todd Akin’s “legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term “rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, […]

Review: Finding Center by Katherine Locke

An emotionally charged, stunning ending to Zed and Aly’s story. Zed and ballet are my two greatest loves It took all of Aly’s strength to get them back after a tragic accident ripped them from her six years ago. A long road to recovery led to her return, dancing full-time for the District Ballet Company […]

Review: Black Iris by Leah Raeder

You know when you finish a book and you sit for a second wondering what possessed you to put yourself through something so amazing yet twisted? No? Well read Black Iris and maybe you’ll understand. It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless […]

Review: Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd

Title: Night on Fire Author: Ronald Kidd Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Publication date: September 1st 2015 Night on Fire really drew me in to 1960s America and the life of Billie, a girl who doesn’t even see that she is privileged. Thirteen-year-old Billie Simms doesn’t think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, […]

Review: Placid Girl by Brenna Ehrlich

Title: Placid Girl Author: Brenna Ehrlich Publisher: All Ages Press Publication Date: August 25th 2015 Wow…just…wow. That’s all I could think after finishing Placid Girl. I wanted to both shout about how much I loved it and throw up. Punk was created for the malcontents, something that loner and aspiring drummer Hallie understands all too […]

Review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Jane is such a bitch and that’s exactly why I loved her! As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a […]