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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[...]


Blog Tour: Monsterland by Michael Okon

Hello boys and ghouls, Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth. When I first heard of this book, I had some serious RL Stine vibes in my head. One Day at Horrorland, anyone? Which was exciting for me because I freaking love RL Stine and I was pumped that someone else was writing a story about a dangerous theme park filled with monsters... Seriously, that would be like a dream date. This concept has been done with Jurassic Park or Westworld, but it hasn't really been done in YA before, with vampires and werewolves. I was super excited about this book[...]


Cover Reveal: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

I love pretty covers and I also love badass sounding books! This one has both. World, meet Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel.   Black Bird of the Gallows Her love breaks his curse. But his love spells her death. A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Angie Dovage can tell the mysterious new boy next door is more than he appears, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. But when a grotesque, otherworldly man tries to attack her and Reece c[...]