Category Archives: Book Reviews

Monday Book Review: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

I won this book in a giveaway and was happy to do so since it’s from one of my fellow authors from the Books for Catholic Teens Facebook group. Title: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean Author: Britt Leigh Genre: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown

I picked up this book thinking it would be cute for my nephew for his birthday, and I ended up reading it myself. What can I say? I’m a Star Wars geek through and through. Title: The Phantom Bully (Star … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught

Every year I try to read the Edgar Award nominees for juvenile and young adult fiction before the winners are announced. Due to time constraints with the doctorate program, I completely failed this year. However, I did manage to read … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Life-Changing Love by Theresa Linden

I had a chance to read an advanced copy of Theresa Linden’s new release (officially, it comes out on May 26), and I’m happy to share a bit about it now! Title: Life-Changing Love Author: Theresa Linden Genre: contemporary romance … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Sign of The Carved Cross by Lisa Hendey

The Sign of the Carved Cross is the second book in the Chime Travelers series. I suppose I really should have read the first book in the series before diving into book 2, but luckily, Lisa Hendey fills in enough … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Fantastic Frame #1 (Danger! Tiger Crossing)

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lin Oliver, the author of the Fantastic Frame series, at an SCBWI meeting. (SCBWI stands for Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.) In fact, Lin is one of the … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl

Leslea Wahl is one of my fellow Catholic Writers Guild members, and I was thrilled when I won a copy of her award-winning YA novel The Perfect Blindside in a recent giveaway. Since the grad school spring semester has now … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder has been on my TBR pile for a couple of years, at least. Yes, that’s how long my to-be-read list is! I had started reading it last summer, but then my mom fell ill and grad school started up, … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: A Single Bead by Stephanie Engelman

I met author Stephanie Engelman online through the Catholic Writers Guild and discovered that she writes YA just like I do! So, of course, I jumped at the chance to review her book, A Single Bead, when it released earlier … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

I squeezed in another YA book over winter break! My doctorate program at Loyola doesn’t restart for another couple weeks, so I’m hoping to squeeze in at least one more book review before the month is out. For right now, … Continue reading

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