#16DABash I am Drums by Mike Grosso

I am Drums by Mike Grosso Publication: September 6th 2016 by Clarion Books Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Music *Purchase links support this blog Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn’t know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school’s music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people. But drums sound all the time in Sam’s head, and she’d do {Read More}

#16DABash Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Publication: July 12th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary (Friendship & Social Skills) *Purchase links support this blog A feel-good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body. Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her {Read More}

#16DaBash The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Squee! Another fabulous middle grade book. I love MG! The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti Publication: September 6th 2016 by Mighty Press Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog Eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is never bored. In fact, she has curiosity and adventure in her blood. She spends her time running science experiments, practicing Spanish, and daydreaming about exotic landscapes. But Thelma gets more than she bargained for when a strange woman sells a jewelry {Read More}

#16DABash Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown

I must say that I am DYING to get my hands on a copy of this debut novel by Jennie K Brown! I love when I discover an author who has totally original ideas and knows how to execute them. Don’t disappoint me now, Jennie. 😉 Ok, let me show you what I’m babbling on about…. Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown Series: Nova Kids #1 Publication: September 13th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic *Purchase {Read More}

Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy #zOctober2015

Welcome to the 3rd annual zOctober event hosted here on My Book Addiction! I’m super thrilled to have so many fabulous authors on the blog, as well as so many incredible fans stopping by to see what’s new in the zombie world. Thank you to everyone for being here!! Let’s welcome our next author…. Deadly Delicious by K. L. Kincy Publication date: August 6th 2015 by Curiosity Quills Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Zombies *Purchase links support this blog Twelve-year-old {Read More}

UTOPiAcon 2016 – Meet the Official Bloggers!

I must interrupt this awesome zOctober day to bring you an equally awesome post about… well, ME! Lol… and the rest of the UTOPiAcon bloggers! Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about the bloggers that bring you ALL the information about UTOPiAcon! Don’t forget to click the links at the bottom to head on over to the other UTOPiAcon blogs! What you do for work outside of blogging? I am a logistics account manager for Con-way {Read More}

Release Day Giveaway! Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School) by Jen Calonita

Flunked by Jen Calonita Series: Fairy Tale Reform School Publication date: March 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale *Purchase links support this blog Would you send a villain to do a hero’s job? An exciting new twisted fairy tale series from award-winning author Jen Calonita. Full of regret, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia. {Read More}

Book Review: The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski

The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski Series: The Dirt Diary #2 Publication date: July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade (10 – 14) Genre: Contemporary Source: eARC from NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Rachel never thought she’d fight for the right to clean toilets, but she has to save her mom’s business. Nothing can distract her from her mission – except maybe Whit, the cute new guy in cooking class. Then she discovers something about {Read More}

Review: The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann

The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann Publication date: June 3rd, 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog For Grace and her four best friends, magic is just harmless fun—until it’s not… Things have gone wrong for Grace, Jenny, Rachel, Adie, and Una. Very wrong. A freak snowstorm stranded the whole school, the history teacher’s gone bonkers, and their notebook has taken {Read More}

ARC Review: Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Jenna McCarthy and Carolyn Evans

Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Jenna McCarthy and Carolyn Evans Publication date: May 6th 2014 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy Source: eARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog For Maggie Malone every day is Freaky Friday with the help of her very special new boots When Maggie Malone’s Aunt Fi gives her a pair of used, scuffed, plain brown boots for her birthday, she’s less than {Read More}

Series Giveaway! Real Mermaids Don’t Sell SeaShells by Hélène Boudreau

Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells by Hélène Boudreau Series: Real Mermaids #4 Publication date: February 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy *Purchase links support this blog Sun, surf and tropical breezes are no ‘day at the beach’ because being a teenage mermaid never takes a vacation. With all the mers in Jade’s life now safe, happy and legit (with passports to prove it) and the underwater mer-world off the coast of Port Toulouse on the road {Read More}

Review: The Merman and the Moon Forgotten by Kevin McGill

The Merman and the Moon Forgotten by Kevin McGill Series: Nikolas & Company #1 Publication date: April 4th 2012 Category: Middle Grade (10 – 16) Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Source: Ebook received from author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Nick must save a race of Merfolk, but a few things stand in his way. First, Merfolk live on the Moon. Second, they’re tens of thousands of years in the past. Third, his parent’s {Read More}

Review: The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski

The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski Publication date: January 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade (10 – 14) Genre: Contemporary Source: eARC from NetGalley My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog WANTED: Maid for the most popular kids in 8th grade. Cleaning up after the in-crowd gets Rachel all the best dirt. Rachel can’t believe she has to give up her Saturdays to scrubbing other people’s toilets. So. Gross. But she kinda, sorta stole $287.22 from her college {Read More}