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}

Review & Guest Post: Rose by Holly Webb

Rose by Holly Webb Publication date: September 3rd 2013 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy Source: eARC for tour My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Rose isn’t like the other orphans at St Bridget’s Home for Abandoned Girls. Instead of dreaming of getting adopted by loving, wealthy parents, Rose wants to get a job and be independent. She doesn’t need anyone but herself. She finds her escape working as a maid for Mr. Fountain, an alchemist. Unable to ignore the {Read More}

Early Review: Lulu in La La Land by Elisabeth Wolf

Lulu in La La Land by Elisabeth Wolf Expected publication: August 6th 2013 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Category: Middle Grade Source: eARC received from publisher in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Lights! Camera! ACTION! Lulu, a soon-to-be 11-year-old living in Los Angeles, prefers gardening to primping and homemade guacamole to five-star restaurants. You’d never know that Lulu is the daughter of Hollywood’s A-List power couple. This year Lulu is determined to throw the kind {Read More}

Waiting on Wednesday #19

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  My pick for this week:   The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud Series: Lockwood & Co. #1 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Expected publication: August 29th 2013 Category: Middle Grade/YA Genre: Paranormal, Adventure *Available for pre-order *Purchase links support this blog A Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, and spirits are appearing {Read More}

Review & Giveaway: Power Play & Storm Clouds by M.E. Sutton

Power Play by M.E. Sutton Series: Hero’s Sword Vol. 1 Publication: November 20th 2012 Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy eBook, 62 pages Source: ebook provided by author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog All Jaycee Hiller wants to do is survive eighth grade. Mostly that means hanging with her friend, Stu, avoiding the cheerleading squad, secretly crushing on Nate Fletcher, and playing her favorite video game, Hero’s Sword. When she receives a new video {Read More}

Book Blitz: The Trouble with Toads by Danyelle Leafty

The Trouble with Toads by Danyelle Leafty Genre: Upper Middle Grade Publication: May 20th 2013 Once upon a time a young girl wanted revenge. But first, she wanted to be beautiful. Twelve-year-old Bettony has read enough stories that begin with once upon a time to know what happens to the ugly stepsisters at the end, and she’s determined to escape that fate by any means necessary—even by magic. Unfortunately, when it comes to magic, there is no place for regret, {Read More}