Renee Ahdieh Archive
Who wants to make a few trips to a galaxy far, far away? Want to step into a fun superhero romance? I have quick takes on those and a collection of stories based on Asian myths and folktales and some grounded contemporary stories to round out my quick
How is it June already? This year is flying by, but you should definitely make time for a lot of great books dropping next week. I’ve got a few quick takes on contemporary stand-alone books, series starters, and a few series enders so feel free to binge!
It’s been a great year for books with so many terrific voices offering new perspectives. Here’s my look back at my favorites, organized by book craving. Remember books make great gifts and (rumor has it) the last day to to ship to ensure pre-Christmas arrival with regular shipping
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
One of the biggest young adult book festivals, YALLWest, took over Santa Monica last weekend. It was two days filled with sunshine, heat, authors (lots of authors) and books (lots of books)! Here’s a quick look at my weekend and my book haul! Share on Facebook
My final event of the year! Last weekend I headed to lovely Charleston for one of the biggest YA book festivals. Lots of books, authors, fans and fun! Share on Facebook
Viva Las Vegas! I’m currently in Sin City for all the shenanigans at my first RT Booklover’s Con! Both The Novel Strumpet and myself will be having a ball on Saturday so we’ll have lots of stories to tell! Meanwhile, April continues to be filled with tons
The world is a huge rainbow of humanity and this is slowly being represented in our arts. Real slow if you look at this year’s Oscars which strove for greater diversity, but then included racist Asian jokes and ignored others all together. So, yes, diversity sucks in
Reviews in a heartbeat! The big news this month is Cassandra Clare’s latest Shadowhunter book, but we also have the excellent The Serpent King, a wide range of historic fiction and lots of short stories to warm you up for some upcoming books! The Serpent King by
While talking about new books is fun and exciting, there are tons of books already on the shelf that need a little love. So this edition of Book Beat will focus on books you can run out and buy now (instant gratification!) and some other interesting news.
Last weekend, I made my first trip to YALLFest, a huge Young Adult book festival which hosts over 60 authors for panels and signings in Charleston, SC. I’ve been hearing so much about it, I decided to take a trip down South and had a great time!