The Language of Seabirds #BookReview #thelanguageofseabirds #middlegradebooks #mglit #contemporaryfiction #middlegraderead @scholastic

Synopsis from Edelweiss: A sweet, tender middle-grade story of two boys finding first love with each other over a seaside summer. Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad and his uncle in a seaside cabin in Oregon. It's the first summer after his parents' divorce, and he hasn't … Continue reading The Language of Seabirds #BookReview #thelanguageofseabirds #middlegradebooks #mglit #contemporaryfiction #middlegraderead @scholastic

Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The suburbs, right now . . .Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie … Continue reading Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I love having this blog because it keeps all of my book reviews organized. It's costly to renew it yearly. I'm hesitant if I should keep it or not. It's one bill less I don't have to pay if I don't renew but it's definitely sad to say … Continue reading January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Skyward #BookReview #skyward @brandsanderson @getunderlined #youngadultfantasy #yafantasy #yafiction #youngadultbook #sciencefiction #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future. … Continue reading Skyward #BookReview #skyward @brandsanderson @getunderlined #youngadultfantasy #yafantasy #yafiction #youngadultbook #sciencefiction #bookworm

The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist #BookReview #graphicnovel #middlegradebook #mglit #youngadultfantasy #theremachronicles #realmofthebluemist @scholastic @graphixbooks

Synopsis from Scholastic: Enter the rich and fantastical world of Rema in the first installment of this middle-grade graphic novel series with sweeping adventure and light romance! Tabby Simon is determined to learn what happened to her father, who was found dead after researching a tree that leaks a mysterious mist in her neighborhood. She … Continue reading The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist #BookReview #graphicnovel #middlegradebook #mglit #youngadultfantasy #theremachronicles #realmofthebluemist @scholastic @graphixbooks

December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a happy year end. Mine was eventful. My family visited my parents in Florida and we eat a lot everyday. My mom cooks well. My family also upgraded our car. It's time really and such a change that is. We traded in our old sedan car, 2008 Toyota Avalon … Continue reading December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

Ready Player One #BookReview #readyplayerone #bookworm #sciencefiction #youngadultbooks @crownpublishing

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into … Continue reading Ready Player One #BookReview #readyplayerone #bookworm #sciencefiction #youngadultbooks @crownpublishing

My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the last few days of 2021!! I love looking at my reading from year over year on Goodreads these days so I decided to blog about it. These two and a half years I don't go to work but it doesn't look like I read more than when … Continue reading My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

Skin of the Sea #BookReview @getunderlined #skinofthesea #retelling #youngadultbook #youngadultfantasy #mermaid #fantasybook #yabook #bookworm @skinofthesea @prhaudio

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The must-read Black mermaid fantasy series that #1 NYT bestselling author Nicola Yoon calls “epic and original,” in which one mermaid takes on the gods themselves. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Beasts of Prey. A way to survive.A way … Continue reading Skin of the Sea #BookReview @getunderlined #skinofthesea #retelling #youngadultbook #youngadultfantasy #mermaid #fantasybook #yabook #bookworm @skinofthesea @prhaudio

November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! Hope your November was great. I read a total of 44 books but the whole month I thought I was having the reading and blog posting slump! Book review slump was true because I caught up on the last day by writing 3 reviews. The above picture consisted of books where I read … Continue reading November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Skyhunter #BookReview #skyhunter #dystopian #youngadultfiction #youngadultfantasy #bookworm @fiercereads @marie_lu #audiobook @macmillanaudio

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: No. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu is back with Skyhunter, an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves. A broken world.An overwhelming evil.A team of warriors ready to strike back. Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite … Continue reading Skyhunter #BookReview #skyhunter #dystopian #youngadultfiction #youngadultfantasy #bookworm @fiercereads @marie_lu #audiobook @macmillanaudio

Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

Hi Everyone! This month my city hosted a two-day library book sale. I attended both days! Here are books I picked out on day one with 50% off for early birds: I paid $18 for 30 books! On day 2, I went with my son. He picked out some books too. There weren't any 50% … Continue reading Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

Aurora’s End #BookReview #sciencefiction #bookworm #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy’s last hope for survival. Is this the end?What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, … Continue reading Aurora’s End #BookReview #sciencefiction #bookworm #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

Hi Everyone! Happy November! I can’t believe it. We are almost going to welcome 2022. It sounds so futuristic somehow. Last month I read a whopping 32 books! It sounds huge but I mostly read picture books for my toddler using Amazon kindle unlimited. Amazon is giving me a great deal, 3 months subscription for … Continue reading October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

Hi Everyone! If your kids are in school, you may have seen these holiday gift guides of books they are bringing home to sell. It’s one way for the school to do fundraising. My son brought home 3 different magazines. As I browse through, I get excited to see the books listed on there versus … Continue reading Books and School Fundraising Holiday Gift Guides @scholastic @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond @knopfbfyr #bookworm #books #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #mglit #giftguides

My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Hi Everyone! Just last year and previous years I was all against audiobooks because I thought I have attention problems and won’t be able to keep up. Well, I started to listen to one just to see what the fuss was about and I just loved it! I especially loved to read along while listening … Continue reading My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery. Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case … Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Our heroes are back . . . kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival. First, the bad news: … Continue reading Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Can’t believe we are already into the fall. I remembered clearly I was just complaining about the icky feelings of sweat on my body every time I went outside due to humidity. Thank goodness it’s cooler now and we can take walks outside without getting so hot and sweaty! Last month I read … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost…and found. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen … Continue reading The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can’t shake the … Continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

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

September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

Hi Everyone! Every month, I make a big TBR of book stack to read. I’m a mood reader so I can’t decide ahead of time what I want to read. Creating a big stack gives me room to decide and at the end of the month, the pile remaining is still big. That’s okay because … Continue reading September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

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

Friends Forever #BookReview #friendsforever @mackidsbooks @haleshannon @01firstsecond #mglit #graphicnovel #memoir #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are. Shannon is in eighth grade, and life is more complicated than ever. Everything keeps changing, her classmates are starting … Continue reading Friends Forever #BookReview #friendsforever @mackidsbooks @haleshannon @01firstsecond #mglit #graphicnovel #memoir #bookworm

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

Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

Hi Everyone! I’m currently hosting a book series giveaway on my Instagram account at @howusefulitis for this middle grade graphic novel series called Real Friends, Best Friends, and Friends Forever by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham which was published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and First Second. I loved reading Real Friends and … Continue reading Book Series Giveaway! #bookgiveaway #giveaway #middlegradebooks #mglit #kidlit #graphicnovel #bookworm #memoir @mackidsbooks @01firstsecond

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