Title: Spirit Hunters Author: Ellen Oh Pages: 288 Release Date: July 25th 2017 Publisher: HaperCollins Format: Audiobook Genre: Middle Grade | Horror Goodreads Rating: 4.02 (of 1592 ratings) representation: biracial MCs (Korean), black side character content warnings: violence, death, murder After a few lackluster MG reads, I was determined to go back to basics: my … Continue reading [MG] REVIEWS: Spirit Hunters & A Dash of Trouble 💭 Magic, Ghosts, & One of the Best MG Books I’ve Read in a While
Title: Race to the Sun Author: Rebecca Roanhorse Pages: 306 Release Date: January 14th 2020 Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents Format: Hardcover Genre: Middle Grade | Fantasy Goodreads Rating: 4.10 (of 646 ratings) representation: indigenous MC and characters, half black/half indigenous side character content warnings: kidnapping, attempted murder, violence I was super excited for another edition of … Continue reading [MG] MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Race to the Sun & Mañanaland 💭 Hero Twins and Hero Main Characters
Title: Midsummer's Mayhem Author: Rajani LaRocca Pages: 352 Release Date: June 11th 2019 Publisher: Yellow Jacket Format: Hardcover Genre: Fantasy, Retelling Goodreads Rating: 4.28 (of 496 ratings) representation: biracial (half Indian) MC, Indian side characters content warnings: n/a I enjoy A Midsummer Night's Dream and baking, so I thought this would be the perfect read! … Continue reading [MG] MINI(ish)-REVIEWS: Midsummer’s Mayhem & Watch Hollow 💭 Macaroons and Meh
The BPR Monthly Haul includes everything from personal purchases, to ARCs sent from pubs, to library finds. Some months we strike gold and others ... well, the gems can be a little elusive. advance reader copies/finished copies SYNOPSIS: This timely, emotionally-resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is … Continue reading March Book Haul
Middle grade is an immersive and magical genre. It's full of heart, humor, and more. It's a genre that I've really come to enjoy and am always saying that I need to read more of. It's a genre that has so many different varieties and subsets that, well, you can honestly get a bit lost … Continue reading So, you want to read middle grade? Here’s a starter guide to this fantastic genre.
Lately, I've been focusing on YA, but I've been desperately been wanting to dive back into middle grade. After I binge read most of The Trials of the Apollo series earlier this year, I remembered just how much fun middle grade can be - usually since it's packed with heart, humor, whimsy, and so much … Continue reading 7 Middle Grade Books I Just Added to My TBR That You Will Want to Add Too