Life is an unstoppable gale of events. One moment you pirouette with a ballerina's grace until the final curtain closes on the nimble stage. Yet it is only by falling that you manage to meet the sky. McCall Hoyle's Meet the Sky was a heartbreaking read where the the main protagonist, Sophie, carries the weight of her family on her shoulders. Sophie's strength rivals that of Prometheus as she continues making strides forward for her family despite her struggles and tragic past
You turn the pages of King of Fools like a pair of dice in your hands. After Ace of Shades, you know the high risk stakes of a bad play, but the thrill of a good hand keeps you absorbed in this game of kings and fools. Amanda Foody is an author who knows how to play her pages like a game of cards where the building anticipation and flashes of the future make you lean forward as to not miss a second of the game Enne and Levi puppeteer. Even so, the dealer always holds a secret
Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill is a historical fiction novel that yields a vastness of emotions to readers. Her protagonists Evalina Cassano and Taichi Hamasaki provided eloquent and relatable narratives about how the United States launched the Japanese Internment program and the impact their country's internal division had on their young, forbidden love. Through Evalina and Taichi's relationship, Morrill shows an enthralling command of language as she encourages rea
The space between before and after is a curious place to define for this is where forgotten truths and secrets often lie. This pocket of time can be founded by the past where all the things we wish to tuck away are gradually layered. However, the space between before and after is not just limited to the past for it extends itself throughout multiple generations that enclose their individual desires and confidences. Author Maureen Doyle McQuerry’s usage of dual narratives whic
There is a violet haze is coming from the edge of your garden. A new path opens past a row of thorns and a faraway tune calls you like a siren. But beware! The end of the path may lead you to the Garden. Marlena Frank takes readers down an Oz-like land alongside Shaleigh. There is a great sense of adventure that is derived from Shaleigh's love of urban exploring and photographic documentation. When she is not with her best friend, she spends the majority of the time caring fo
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg was a perfectly charming generational story that pays homage to all the experiences a person undergoes throughout their life. The main protagonist, Doris, is an individual who reminds me so much of Betty White. While they vary greatly in character I write this comparison to show how captivating and vivacious Doris was throughout the novel. Lundberg chronicles this story of an elderly woman (Doris) contemplating on her life as she shares
With works like Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Pop Princess, author Rachel Cohn has firmly established herself in the world of young adult literature. In her latest work, My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life, Cohn captured the essence of a contemporary American teenage girl who is trying to find her way in the world and fend for herself in a foster system that cannot begin to measure with her mother's care. After facing bulling, mistreatment from her foster parents, and
Welcome back to The Reading Corner for All! There are so many new technological advances nowadays that are allowing humans to accomplish feats straight out of a science fiction magazine. As amazing as technology can be, a very pressing question comes to mind: what will happen in the future? Arwen Elys Dayton's latest work Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful answers this question through six individual narratives that span through time. These narratives chronicles the differe
Whether you find November 22 a perfect day to eat loads of pie and turkey or a day to spend with family, I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Today The Reading Corner for All will be highlighting the wondrous world of Nevermoor and Morrigan Crow's adventures from book one and two in the Nevermoor series. The Nevermoor series caught my attention from the moment I read the back cover of the first book Nevermoor: The Trails of Morrigan Crow. I am elated to have be
Hi everyone! Welcome back to The Reading Corner for All. As a reader, and fan, of Mr. Oppel's works I am very excited to be a part of Inkling's blog tour! In collaboration with Rockstar Book Tours, there is a blog tour giveaway where three lucky readers will win a finished copy of Inkling. I will also have a separate post reviewing Inkling as soon as my copy arrives! About the Book Inkling by Kenneth Oppel Pub. Date: November 6, 2018 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young
Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Reading Corner for All. I finished reading The Reluctant Healer by Andrew Himmel recently and I found it a work that touches on some very interesting points. While The Reluctant Healer is a book that requires receptiveness, Himmel diversifies the philosophies of New Age topics on a comprehensive level for readers. There are some moving moments about existentialism that make for very interesting discussion pieces. The protagonist, Will, is a
Review The Witch of Willow Hall is one of the most haunting books anyone can read in their lifetime. This book is superbly researched and while The Witch of Willow Hall takes place in the past, it has a modern feel that travels through the ages. I read this book past the witching hour because I couldn't possibly rest without knowing what happened next. The ghosts of the book creep up on the page and completely engulf you in the story. I'd recommend that The Witch of Willow Ha
Hi everyone! Today at The Reading Corner for All we're featuring Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright which will be releasing on 09/25. There's also a blog tour giveaway where three paperback copies could be a part of your bookshelf (USA only). About the Book Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright Publisher: Amberjack Publishing Release date: September 25, 2018 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Pippa Wyndham is a top cellist―she’d never settle for anything less. Determined to
We're starting off this week with a review of White as Silence, Red as Song and a highlight of my favorite quotes from the book. As a blog tour special, there is a giveaway for a copy of the book and if you're a fan of Jodi Picoult or John Green, White as Silence, Red as Song is the book for you definitely want to enter! About the Book Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: September 4, 2018 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Leo has a way with words,
Good morning everyone! There's lots of great features in today's blog tour with YA Bound Book Tours including an excerpt and giveaway so be sure to read until the end. All thoughts of the book are my own. Summary Uncover a Lifetime of Lies in this Fantasy Adventure! On day one, Charlie Damuzi and her mute twin brother Tirigan are blissfully unaware of the dangerous world they live in. They may be aliens living on Earth after the extinction of humans, but to Charlie, life is p
Today at The Reading Corner for All we're a part of which features an interview with author T.H. Hernandez and blog tour giveaway. Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Annarenee Stevens is the sole member of her family without a super power. The only time she feels powerful is in the pool. With her sights set on swimming for U.C. Berkeley, she’s ready to win it all at the State championship and secure her future. When the government unexpectedly ends the secret Genetically Enhanced Asse
On this Sunday Special featuring Hovering Above Chaos we're including a Playlist, Book Aesthetic, and a Review! Summary In Lune City, a girl hovers above chaos. Syretia stares into the void where she is forced to perform death defying feats along with her miskit, Hoover, to appease her families never-ending desire for wealth and power. Her performances capture the awe and attention of many who cheer for more. Except one... Nicholas lives in the forgotten ends of Lune City whe
Hi everyone! Before we start another week of bookish adventures, I'm thrilled to be a part of Fawkes's blog tour hosted by the Fantastic Flying Book Club. Fawkes has to be one of the top YA books of 2018 so if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, there is an INTERNATIONAL blog tour giveaway for a copy of the book. You can enter in the giveaway in the link down below! As always, my review and thoughts of the book are my own! Be sure to check out all the blog tour stops by
Hello everyone! Today's feature is The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff as a part of a blog tour hosted Penguin Young Readers. In this stop in the blog tour, I'll tell you about the book, my review, and some of the spookiest moments in The Phantom Tower. So read if you dare! About the Book Twin brothers discover their new home is also a portal--for an hour a day--to a parallel dimension in this rollicking middle-grade adventure, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society
About the Book Sit still. Be quiet. Obey.
Adora has lived her entire life under her mother’s strict rules, but when obedience means marrying a man twice her age, something deep within her snaps. Fleeing the night of her wedding, she boards what she assumes is a trade ship and hides among the cargo she hopes won’t be touched until she’s far away from the life she left behind.
She never anticipated being found.
Or finding Fenix.
Fenix believes in freedom, expression, an