TODAY on the blog is something a little different! I was privileged to receive these two books from Irish publisher Mercier Press, (who I have worked with before on E.R. Murray’s Nine Lives Trilogy) which are very Irish books indeed, and sure us being an Irish blog, why not promote that!
In this diary-like look at his life since A Work In Progress, Connor talks about his battles with clinical depression, social anxiety, self-love, and acceptance; his desire to maintain an authentic self in a world that values shares and likes over true connections; his struggles with love and loss; and his renewed efforts to beContinue Reading “Note to Self by Connor Franta”
I received an Advanced Review Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. This does not in any way affect my opinion! Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family’s ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather’sContinue Reading “The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein”
Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government. OutsideContinue Reading “Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa”