Book Alert: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano (from Disney Hyperion)

Sometimes you hear a book name and it catches your attention. When I was flipping through a book listing for Disney Hyperion, I saw Holding Smoke. It's listed as a young adult mystery / thriller, which of course, when I saw that I knew I had to dive deeper. After I read the blurb, I immediately ordered a copy. Have you heard of Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano? School Library Connection calls it "Part ghost story, part redemption story, part mystery, and very engaging." I call it HURRY UP AMAZON I NEED THIS NOW.   HOLDING SMOKE by Elle Cosimano John "Smoke[...]


Dream Casting: Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I posted in the beginning of July about a book I was very excited to read. I went to ALA in Las Vegas and came home with Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz tucked underneath my arm. I have read this author several times before and she never disappoints. In case you forgot, here is what Welcome to the Dark House is all about. What’s your worst nightmare? For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams. And for seven essay contestants, it’s their w[...]