Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

I first found Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, published by Simon & Schuster, through Bookstagram and it looked brilliant. YA fantasy/king Arthur retelling? Sign me up. Naturally, when I saw the book in the bookstore, I had to have it. It was on my backlist TBR for a while but this month I finally picked it…… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Simon & Schuster)

Book Lists: Books with Indigenous Rep

Canada Day recently passed on July 1, essentially Canada’s own independence day. However, there has been a lot of controversy around it. This is because only weeks ago there was a discovery in Canada of children’s remains on unmarked graves at the site of former residential schools. Residential schools were forced assimilation schools indigenous children…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Indigenous Rep

Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (ORION Children’s Books)

If you’ve read my Shadow and Bone reviews, you’ll know that wasn’t a big fan of that trilogy. Still, I decided to read the next series, a duology from the same universe. I just finished the first book in the duology, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (published by ORION Children’s books), and let me…… Continue reading Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (ORION Children’s Books)

Book Review: The Toll by Neal Shusterman (Walker Books Ltd.)

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The Toll by Neal Shusterman, published by Walker Books Ltd., is the third and last book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy, a young adult science fiction series. If you haven’t read the first two books, it would not be wise to read this review! This book takes off after the sinking of Endura…… Continue reading Book Review: The Toll by Neal Shusterman (Walker Books Ltd.)

September 27-October 3 2020 is Banned Books Week!

Happy Banned Books Week! This annual celebration, which began in 1982, is dedicated to freedom of expression and the freedom to read and looks at all the books that have been banned for one reason or another. This event was launched around the same time as the court case Island Tree Schools District v. Pico,…… Continue reading September 27-October 3 2020 is Banned Books Week!

Do YA books have merit?

Yes. In my opinion, they do. I think reading is reading and you shouldn’t be ashamed for liking what you like. However, some people think otherwise. Some people “hmm” and “haw” at the idea of reading young adult or “teen” novels. They think that it is not as sophisticated as classics or nonfiction books. As…… Continue reading Do YA books have merit?

Children’s Books About Disabilities

Representation is extremely important in the roles of media and literature. Fortunately, I’ve been seeing a lot more representation of LGBTQ+ and POC lately, though there can always be more. One topic I find lacking among the popular culture though is that of disability. I was in a car accident with my family two years…… Continue reading Children’s Books About Disabilities