Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers


Mar 16
Review and Giveaway: A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

Review and Giveaway: A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

Cleo Barry is a normal high-school girl, with normal high-school girl-type concerns in Portland, Oregon in 1918.  All of her friends have their post-high school lives figured out: marriage for some, or college, or traveling.  But Cleo has “no plan.  No dream.  No calling.”  Her parents died when she was young, and her older brother, Jack, and his wife, Lucy, have guardianship of Cleo.  Jack and Lucy are headed to San Francisco for six weeks to celebrate their anniversary while… Read more »


Jan 16
Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Review: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

The hot pink cover of Palace of Spies doesn’t really scream “18th century,” but underneath all that fuchsia is a fun tale of historical fiction.  Peggy Fitzroy is an orphan in England, living under the guardianship of her wealthy uncle.  While she has all the necessities provided for her, along with a close relationship with her cousin, Olivia, Peggy’s uncle makes it very clear that his support is solely  a result of his sense of familial duty.  To get Peggy… Read more »