Queens of Geek is a cute story about three friends attending a convention in California, SupaCon. The two girls narrate the story. Charlie is a YouTube celebrity and rising movie star. Her career is the reason they are there. She wants to do publicity for her movie and show her fans that she’s over her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, costar Reese. She starts to fall for a fellow YouTuber, Alyssa, and things get complicated when Reese shows up. Meanwhile, Taylor has anxiety and Asperger’s, so the crowds can overwhelm her. Still, she is excited to be at SupaCon where she […]
I was a huge fan of Scooby Doo as a child. I loved the dog, the mystery solving, and Daphne’s groovy purple dress and shoes. I’m pretty sure that I watched any and every version of Scooby Doo that was available. I saw Scooby Apocalypse available through my library website, so I figured I would give it a shot. Scooby Apocalypse offers a hardcore version of our beloved characters. Shaggy works at an underground lab training the enhanced smart dogs. His favorite among them is Scooby, who is seen as a failure because his intelligence is only at toddler levels. […]
This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
100 Days of Cake is a book about a girl named Molly who suffers from depression. Her boyfriend broke up with her, and she had an episode at a swim meet that she doesn’t like to talk about. Since then, she gave up swimming and refuses to think about her future, college, or even getting her drivers license. The only things that keep her going are her job at Fishtopia and spending time with her coworker/crush Alex. They watch Golden Girls and eat lo mein, and you can obviously tell that Alex is into Molly, though she isn’t sure. To […]
This Cinderella story is super cute. It’s told from two perspectives: Danielle/Elle and Darien. Elle lives with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Darien starred in a teen soap and is about to take his first major movie role as Carmindor in a remake of the sci fi show Starfield. Elle and her father used to watch Starfield together, and he even created a convention for the show, ExcelsiCon. She is less than pleased that Darien was cast in the iconic role, and writes a fairly scathing review on her blog, Rebelgunner. Darien’s dad schedules him to appear at ExcelsiCon. This […]
The Quick family is responsible for keeping their town safe. They receive offerings, take something from the person, and use that to maintain the cliff on the outside of town. If they were to stop? Rocks fall, everyone dies. The one rule of the Quicks is that they don’t steal from family. Guess how well that works? In the meantime, Aspen has been spending the summer with his grandma and aunt. Being the upstanding guy he is, Aspen gets his best friend’s girlfriend to break up with him by stealing her feelings for him. Then Aspen dates her. Things get […]
This one makes me a little nervous because I know there was some controversy before the book came out. It seems as though it was over a bad summary that has since been changed. Some people also took offense at how a lesbian character ends up having feelings for a boy, which is understandable. However, the book also details the journey of a character realizing that she might not be just one thing, that things can change. She doesn’t really use the term bisexual, but she lands near there. Not straight, but not all the way gay. Ramona is the […]
I was under the impression that The Walled City involved some sort of dystopian/monster/Maze Runner thing all the way up until I read it. It’s actually an action-filled story set in a realistic world. The Walled City, based on an actual city, is a place where criminals live. Our story focuses on three characters: Dai, Jin, and Mei Yee. Dai is secretly working to take down the owner of the city’s biggest drug business. He recruits Jin as his runner, whose job is to run the drugs while Dai waits as collateral. Jin is secretly a girl who is trying […]