Harper Teen Summer 2016 Tour: Shiny Broken Pieces

Shiny Broken Pieces

Welcome to day five of the HarperTeen Summer 2016 Blog Tour! I’m delighted to present the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. I’m lucky enough to know the authors through  We Need Diverse Books, and I have a special treat from them below! SHINY BROKEN PIECES by Sona Charaipotra […]


Editor’s Pick: Faceless by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Faceless

“Faceless” by Alyssa B. Sheinmel Pub Date: Sept. 29, 2015 | Scholastic, 352 pages | Amazon ~IndieBound When Maisie Winters wakes up, she’s in the hospital. The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighborhood one misty morning. Slowly, she puts the pieces together. Before she could make it home, a storm […]


Blog Tour: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Welcome to our stop on THE WINNER’S KISS blog tour, which is all about literary kisses. Diana and I have written many times before about some of our favorite epic kisses, but now that Diana has retired from blogging, I had to to pick the kiss alone. I’ve had such fun reading everyone’s picks. So far I’ve learned that […]


Two Brilliant Historical Novels to Read

Salt to the Sea

Because of the snowstorm, I’ve been catching up on  some of my ARCs, and I ended up reading two historical novels back to back, both of which were so wonderful, I really hope all of you will give them a chance: SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys and OUTRUN THE MOON by Stacey Lee. Both […]


Diverse YA Books to Read in 2016

YA Diversity Book Club

This month on the YA Diversity Book Club, we aren’t featuring just one book but our picks for some of the most anticipated diverse reads of 2016. Between Lucy at The Reading Date, Kristan at We Heart YA and us at Teen Lit Rocks, we hope you’ll find a comprehensive list of books featuring diverse themes, […]


2015 End of Year Survey

2015 End of Year Survey

It has been a tough year for me, my sister, and consequently the blog. Many thanks to those of you who’ve stuck it out with us. We’re ending 2015 with this end-of-year survey courtesy of the lovely Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner fame. Number Of Books You Read: 128 (22 short of my goal) Number of Re-Reads: 6 Genre […]


YA Diversity Book Club: Delicate Monsters Discussion

Delicate Monsters

Welcome to the December edition of the YA Diversity Book Club, a monthly feature we run in partnership with Lucy at The Reading Date and Kristan at We Heart YA. For our last pick of 2015, we read DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn. It was an intense novel with heavy themes and complicated characters. Some or all of them […]


Bookish Holiday Gifts: Coloring Books + GIVEAWAY

coloring books

Thanks to my multiple secret santa packages, I’ve been thinking about holiday gifts for book lovers a lot lately. One of the latest publishing trends that I can totally get behind is the idea of coloring books for adults. I’ve always been a doodler, and for the many years I worked full time, I would doodle […]


Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read First In 2015

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is one of my favorites, because while I read a lot of debut authors every year, there are always authors I’ve checked out for the first time. While I don’t usually read as many of these new-t0-me authors as the debut novelists, I’m thrilled to share the ones that made […]


Book Discussion: Love the Author But Not the Book?

via GIPHY  I’m lucky enough to have met and interviewed many authors, and I can tell you without a doubt that authors are fabulous, funny, clever, and kind. Almost all of them are more approachable and easier to really talk to than the countless actors and other celebrities I’ve interviewed as an entertainment journalist. But the downside to […]