Roving Pack by Sassafras Lowrey

Review   Summary Roving PackĀ is set in an underground world of homeless queer teens. The stories follow the daily life of Click, a straight-edge transgender kid searching for community, identity, and connection amidst chaos. As the stories unfold, we meet a pack of newly sober gender rebels creating art, families and drama in dilapidated punk …

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Review Summary Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a …

ARC: The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

Review Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Summary Sal seems to appear out of nowhere – a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he’s welcomed into …

Best of the Bunch: May 2016

May has been a busy month for me, but even though there’s been a ton of stuff going on at work, getting ready for the move to Austin, and a thousand other things, I’ve been trying to get more involved in my blogging. Given the fact that I upped my reviewing schedule to twice a …

2016 Summer Reading Challenge

That’s right, folks, it’s time for a summer reading challenge. I can’t help it, I’m a librarian–we love reading challenges. Do you remember doing reading challenges at your local library as a kid, and turning in your little reading sheet in exchange for one of those weird suckers that had a grasshopper in it? I …

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Loosely based on Scottish folktales, The Gracekeepers is an enchanting and haunting tale of two women trying to make peace with themselves and the world. After most of the land on Earth is covered by water, society stratifies into those who own land on the remaining archipelagos and those who live at sea, known as …

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Under the Udala Trees tracks the life and loves of Ijeoma, a Nigerian girl who discovers at a young age that she loves women and not men. Beginning with her experience of the war between Biafra and the Nigerian government, we follow Ijeoma when she is sent to another village to be a housegirl, where …