First, Mia and her family just moved to live near her grandmother, who owns a cricket farm. Yes, a cricket farm. To make food with them. Barbecue crickets. Maple crickets. and more! Mia and her grandmother are really close, so when she learns that Gram's farm is in danger of closing down due to sabotage and lack of funding, Mia knows she has to do something. Layer one: Who is sabotaging the farm? Mia and two friends go all Nancy Drew to investigate and gather clues.
This post contains spoilers for Nameless Queen. We discuss topics within the book such as "Is Coin a MarySue?" and speculate on a sequel if there is one.
This is a book review on the book Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab. This book is the sequel to City of Ghosts. It is set in Paris, France.
2019 was a fun year! I have a story published in Youth Imagination Magazine! I've been doing a ton of writing. This year I'm being more intentional with my posts and focusing more on writing craft.
These are the best YA, Fantasy, and Science Fiction books I read during 2019.
This week has been Crazy with a capital C! Exam week at my middle school. Grades had to get finished and turned in. Kids were excited about the break. Oh so much fun! I’m sure your week was just as crazy. So needless to say I didn’t get First Page Friday up on Friday. Can’t … Continue reading First Page Friday: Game Changer
Book Review: Nameless Queen I first heard about Nameless Queen on NetGalley and the title intrigued me. This story is about a girl who is in the lowest caste level. She is named queen, but for her this means a death sentence. She must come up with a daring plan to save herself and her friend.
This is one of the Lone Star Books I’m excited about. This text is told in a unique way: text messages, letters, sticky notes, emails, and more. So it is like Illuminae in that regard. This one is not set in space though.
The Texas Library Association puts out a Lone Star Reading list every year. They just released their 2020 list last week. I try to read as many of them as I can each year and I'm never disappointed! The books are selected by librarians across the state. The books are well written and highly engaging for teens and adults.
First Page Friday The One and Only Ivan I love that from page one, third sentence in, you get a taste of the narrator’s voice. You know the rest of it is going to be just as solid. I bet I could sit down one day this weekend and devour this book. I might have to do that. Guess What! The Lone Star Reading List is out now!!