- Jan 8, 2021
Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is one of my all-time favorite books. I also loved Rose Under Fire and The Pearl Thief which take...
- Nov 17, 2020
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
“Whether Picnic at Hanging Rock is fact or fiction, my readers must decide for themselves. As the fateful picnic took place in the year...
- May 12, 2020
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Jo Kuan is the gorgeous girl on the cover and she’s got a lot going on. She was just fired from her job at the milliner’s making hats...
- Apr 17, 2020
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
Khayyam's summer is off to a bad start. Her boyfriend Zaid is back in Chicago, posing up a storm with beautiful girls in precarious...
- Dec 17, 2018
Between Shades of Gray (Ashes in the Snow) by Ruta Sepetys
On this blog, O'Daniels and I review recently released YA books. When I saw the movie trailer for Ashes in the Snow, the film adaptation...
- Nov 6, 2017
Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis by Jeannine Atkins
When writing reviews, I frequently mention how much I learn from reading fiction. In the case of Stone Mirrors: the Sculpture and...