Time to go broke at the book store! There’s a ton of terrific new books coming out in the second half of May. I’ve got quick takes on a wide variety of books – all of them are enjoyable and a few are already on my “best
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This Book Beat includes a pair of pairs. I review a couple of Star Wars books which give more background on Rogue One’s most intriguing characters. I also have quick takes on two books pitched as “Mulan meets X” and we still have Renee Ahdieh’s wonderful Mulan-inspired Flame in the Mist on the way!
By coincidence, this edition of Book Beat has a PAIR of books that take place in the near future where social media makes and breaks the lives (The Takedown and Beneath the Shine). (You’ll want to check all your privacy settings after reading these!) One of my goals for
I can finally talk about one of my most anticipated books of 2017! I LOVED Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda so a new book from Becky Albertalli is always a cause for celebration! But there are more terrific titles this month! Hamilton fans will be excited to
It’s March 15th! Spring is next week and a good portion of the country is covered in snow. (Of course!) It’s a time to snuggle under some blankets and escape to a good read with a great fantasy, fairy tale re-telling or space adventure!
Natalie C Anderson made her YA debut this year with City of Saints and Thieves, a terrific mystery/thriller about a young girl on a quest to avenge her mother’s killer. I had a chance to catch up with Natalie on her inspiration and her take on refugees
Happy March! There are sooooo many books coming out this month! I have nine (!) books for this edition of Book Beat including some I loved and some, well, I didn’t. Whether you’re looking for big adventure or something sad and moving, I have you covered!
This edition of Book Beat has terrific books for every sort of mood! American Street and The Hate U Give are standout books about really difficult and timely subjects. Want a mystery? Check out The Last of August. How about an adventure? Then you need Daughter of
It’s February already? Then it’s time to stock up on some great reads to brave the coldest month of the year. I’ve got selections that are pure fun (squirrel!), illuminating and several starts to new series! This edition of Book Beat features four new series which include an
The one good thing about frigid January: its a great time to curl up with a good book! This edition of Book Beat has a variety of different books and some books destined to make my best of 2017 list (already)!
Farewell 2016! Let’s start 2017 off right with a ton of great, diverse stories!
It’s my final Book Beat of the year! I’ll end 2016 with magical, whimsical tales which include a couple of very different books with non-binary gender main characters. Lots of great stuff to end the year on!