“Ecosystem” by Joshua David Bellin

Welcome to the first day of the ECOSYSTEM blog tour! Since I'm known as "The YA Gal" on Facebook, and my friend Joshua David Bellin's blog is called "YA Guy," I always get really excited whenever Joshua has a new book out. ECOYSTEM is book one in Joshua David Bellin's thrilling new YA Fantasy trilogy …

Continue reading “Ecosystem” by Joshua David Bellin

My favorite reads from 2015

According to Goodreads I've read fifty five books in 2015. What were my favorites? That's a tricky question because some of them were Advanced Review Copies that won't be available in stores until 2016. But what about books you can buy right now? Here are books I've read this year that I whole-heartedly recommend: SUSPENSE/THRILLER Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver begs to …

Continue reading My favorite reads from 2015

“If I Should Die Before I Wake” by Lurlene McDaniel

If I Should Die Before I Wake, by Lurlene McDaniel, is like a 1980s G-rated version of The Fault in Our Stars. Get out the tissues, because #sicklit is guaranteed to make you cry. The premise is that 14-year-old Deanne Vandervoot is looking for a way to escape her mother's plans for Deanne to spend …

Continue reading “If I Should Die Before I Wake” by Lurlene McDaniel

“A Heart’s Danger” by Colleen Coble

I can't remember the last time I read a novella--high school, maybe? So I had forgotten how much fun the shorter format is until I read A Heart's Danger (A Journey of the Heart) by Colleen Coble. A Heart's Danger reminded me of a spaghetti western. There was a beautiful heroine, a dastardly villain, a good-looking hero and …

Continue reading “A Heart’s Danger” by Colleen Coble