The editing dance

I’m back in the swing of school, which means taking classes and spending more perilous nights in the library to practice my studious skills. (There was a lot of alliteration in that sentence, whew.) As I sit amidst the stacks of printed thoughts of those who came before me, I can’t help but reflect on … Continue reading The editing dance


The Odds of Lightning Review

Title: The Odds of Lightning Author: Jocelyn Davies Publication date: 2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse Number of pages: 384 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Fantasy Goodreads summary: Extraordinary things happen when we least expect them. Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends. Then life-defining events the summer before high school tore them apart. Now, three … Continue reading The Odds of Lightning Review

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak Review

Title: The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak Author: Brian Katcher Publication date: May 19th 2015 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Number of pages: 336 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary romance Goodreads synopsis: It all begins when Ana Watson's little brother, Clayton, secretly ditches the quiz bowl semifinals to go to the Washingcon sci-fi convention on what … Continue reading The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak Review

Merrow Review

Title: Merrow (Secrets of Carrick) Author: Ananda Braxton-Smith Publication date: November 8th 2016 (Originally printed January 1st 2010) Publisher: Candlewick Press (Originally printed by Black Dog Books) Number of pages: 240 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology Goodreads synopsis: In this breathless and beautifully crafted tale, twelve-year-old Neen Marrey must separate town gossip from town lore … Continue reading Merrow Review

Dark Matter Review

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Publication date: July 26th 2016 Publisher: Crown Number of pages: 342 Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller Goodreads Synopsis: “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded … Continue reading Dark Matter Review

Our Chemical Hearts Review

Title: Our Chemical Hearts Author: Krystal Sutherland Publication date: October 4, 2016 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Number of pages: 320 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Goodreads synopsis: Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that … Continue reading Our Chemical Hearts Review