The Crowns of Croswald is a whimsical tale (reminiscent of Cinderella, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson) of a young girl on the path to self-discovery in a magical kingdom. This is the debut novel from D.E. Night; the first book in a Middle Grade Fantasy series. I am 32 years old, so I seldom read Middle Grade literature, but the synopsis and beautiful cover of this book instantly caught my attention.
Between the synopsis and cover (hello, gorgeous!), as soon as I discovered Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman, I KNEW that I needed to read this book. I enjoyed this read, although I did have some issues with it. Kissing Max Holden releases 8/1/17.
I read the synopsis for Coming Up for Air and knew that I wanted…needed…to read it. This was my world, once upon a time, and I was very excited to dive into this read. Maggie was attempting to get her Olympic trials cut in swimming while trying to scrape up some shred of normalcy for her high school experience, but we get so much more than just her swimming journey. Friendships, crushes, awkward experiences, and more!
The premise for Keeper really grabbed my attention. I enjoy books where fantasy and reality meet, and that was certainly the case here. I couldn’t help but enjoy K.M.’s writing. From her unique plot to her well-developed characters, I was in from the go!
I swear, I am always late the the party! I would probably still be missing it when it comes to Love & Gelato if it wasn’t for my booksta-buddies. Love & Gelato is a quick, easy read that is perfect for summertime, especially because the story is primarily set in the summer in ITALY.
The Dream Thieves picked up where The Raven Boys left off. However, I quickly discovered that the second installment of The Raven Cycle primarily focuses on the story of Ronan Lynch. The reader continues on the mission to uncover the mysteries of Henrietta and Glendower, but the point of view shifts to mostly that of Ronan. I started off reading this book slowly because, to be frank, I was not the biggest Ronan fan in The Raven Boys, but I learned to love him by the end of this book.