Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science-fiction epic. . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his … Continue reading Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman … Continue reading The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home. One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in … Continue reading The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Hi Everyone! First off, I’m really excited to share with you that I have upgraded my blog! It’s now http://www.howusefulitis.com and no more additional wordings in it. My free space has been dwindling down and I have been considering an upgrade for awhile. Since the birth of my daughter, I no longer have the luxury … Continue reading August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up … Continue reading Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! The new month is almost ending and I’m doing a previous month’s wrap! Yeah, time really do fly past me by. I’m on a race to read more books because my unread TBR seems to grow longer and longer. I don’t want to miss out on all of the good reads! I have … Continue reading July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once … Continue reading The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are … Continue reading The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick… You Fell in Love with the Victors of the Hunger Games.Now Prepare to Meet the Villains of the Blood Veil. The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. … Continue reading All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Made in Korea #BookReview #madeinkorea #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #bookworm @simonteen

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school. There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they … Continue reading Made in Korea #BookReview #madeinkorea #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #bookworm @simonteen

Down Comes the Night #BookReview @wednesdaybooks #downcomesthenight @allisonhsaft #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow-drenched romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night. He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness. Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she's been dismissed from the … Continue reading Down Comes the Night #BookReview @wednesdaybooks #downcomesthenight @allisonhsaft #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks

A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury

Synopsis from NetGalley: In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page. Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close … Continue reading A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury

August 2020 Wrap Up and Best Bookmail Ever!

Hi Everyone! Happy September! Last month was exciting for me. I'm excited to share it with you! As you can see, I read only a few books last month. It was because I reinstated my Netflix subscription so that I can watch the new season of The 100! I must say, I loved it. I … Continue reading August 2020 Wrap Up and Best Bookmail Ever!

Ever Cursed #BookReview #evercursed @simonteen #bookworm #yafantasy @coreyannhaydu

Synopsis from Simon and Schuster: Damsel meets A Heart in a Body in the World in this incisive and lyrical feminist fairy tale about a princess determined to save her sisters from a curse, even if it means allying herself with the very witch who cast it. The Princesses of Ever are beloved by the … Continue reading Ever Cursed #BookReview #evercursed @simonteen #bookworm #yafantasy @coreyannhaydu

The Mall #BookReview #themall #yabooks #bookworm @meganmccafferty @wednesdaybooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty returns to her roots with this YA coming of age story set in a New Jersey mall. The year is 1991. Scrunchies, mixtapes and 90210 are, like, totally fresh. Cassie Worthy is psyched to spend the summer after graduation working at the Parkway Center … Continue reading The Mall #BookReview #themall #yabooks #bookworm @meganmccafferty @wednesdaybooks

Girl, Serpent, Thorn #BookReview @melissabooknews @flatironbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #girlserpentthorn

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. … Continue reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn #BookReview @melissabooknews @flatironbooks #yafantasy #bookworm #girlserpentthorn

The Phantom Twin #BookReview @lisabrowndraws #thephantomtwin #bookworm @01firstsecond #graphicnovel #comics

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A young woman is haunted by the ghost of her conjoined twin, in Lisa Brown's The Phantom Twin, a sweetly spooky graphic novel set in a turn-of-the-century sideshow. Isabel and Jane are the Extraordinary Peabody Sisters, conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them … Continue reading The Phantom Twin #BookReview @lisabrowndraws #thephantomtwin #bookworm @01firstsecond #graphicnovel #comics

I Kissed Alice #BookReview #ikissedalice @fiercereads #bookworm @mackidsbooks @imprintreads @almost_anna

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Rhodes and Iliana couldn't be more different, but that's not why they hate each other. Rhodes, a gifted artist, has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts (until she’s hit with a secret bout of creator’s block), while Iliana, a transfer student, tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive … Continue reading I Kissed Alice #BookReview #ikissedalice @fiercereads #bookworm @mackidsbooks @imprintreads @almost_anna

All Eyes on Her #BookReview #alleyesonher #bookworm @fiercereads @laurellizabeth @imprintreads

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and We Were Liars, All Eyes on Her by L.E. Flynn is a gripping young adult thriller told from the perspective of everyone except the alleged killer—a seventeen-year-old girl. You heard the story on the news. A girl and a boy went … Continue reading All Eyes on Her #BookReview #alleyesonher #bookworm @fiercereads @laurellizabeth @imprintreads

Six Angry Girls #BookReview #sixangrygirls @fiercereads @feiwelfriends @adriennekisner #bookworm #bookreview

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Adrienne Kisner's Six Angry Girls is a story of mock trial, feminism, and the inherent power found in a pair of knitting needles. Raina Petree is crushing her senior year, until her boyfriend dumps her, the drama club (basically) dumps her, the college of her dreams slips away, and her arch-nemesis … Continue reading Six Angry Girls #BookReview #sixangrygirls @fiercereads @feiwelfriends @adriennekisner #bookworm #bookreview

Supernova #BookReview #supernova @fiercereads @marissa_meyer @feiwelfriends #bookworm #yafantasy

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: All's fair in love and anarchy in Supernova, the epic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer's thrilling Renegades Trilogy This volume sees Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come … Continue reading Supernova #BookReview #supernova @fiercereads @marissa_meyer @feiwelfriends #bookworm #yafantasy

Havenfall #BookReview #havenfall @bloomsburykids #bookworm #yafantasy @sara_holland

Synopsis from Bloomsbury: A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost. New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black. Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects … Continue reading Havenfall #BookReview #havenfall @bloomsburykids #bookworm #yafantasy @sara_holland

A Constellation of Roses #BookReview @HarperTeen #aconstellationofroses #bookworm @wunderkindpr

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Perfect for fans of Tell Me Three Things and The Astonishing Color of After, A Constellation of Roses is brimming with a magic all its own—lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure. Ever since her troubled mother abandoned her, Trix McCabe has preferred to stay on the move. … Continue reading A Constellation of Roses #BookReview @HarperTeen #aconstellationofroses #bookworm @wunderkindpr

Dark and Deepest Red Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: With Anna-Marie McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal. Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion … Continue reading Dark and Deepest Red Review

The Deepest Roots Review

Synopsis from HarperCollins Publishers: Morgan Matson meets Maggie Stiefvater in a story that will make you believe in friendship, miracles, and maybe even magic. Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or … Continue reading The Deepest Roots Review

The Year of Living Awkwardly Review

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Mean Girls as lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles another year in her life while she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth. It’s Chloe Snow’s sophomore year of high school, … Continue reading The Year of Living Awkwardly Review

Folded Notes from High School Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school’s production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in 1991. The folded notes collected for this book represent correspondence surrounding one Tara Maureen Murphy, senior at South High c. 1991-1992. … Continue reading Folded Notes from High School Review

From the Earth to the Shadows Review – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host from the earth to the shadows' Blog Tour & giveaway today. Thank you so much st. martin’s press for inviting me to take part in Valkyrie book 2 by Amanda hocking’s blog tour! I appreciate the opportunity to read, review, and host a blog tour with a giveaway! Giveaway: 1 usa winner only, … Continue reading From the Earth to the Shadows Review – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Mirage Review

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The stunning epic fantasy inspired by the author’s Moroccan heritage about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire hailed as ”a rich, dazzling, powerful debut” by Tahereh Mafi, the New York Times author of the Shatter Me series In a world dominated … Continue reading Mirage Review

Blood of a Thousand Stars Review

Synopsis from Penguin Young Readers: War tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom in this exhilarating sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies. Empress With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk … Continue reading Blood of a Thousand Stars Review