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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Unicorn Magic. Sabina Gibson. 2018. Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]First sentence: Periwinkle lived in the Forever Forest with her unicorn friends. Every unicorn in the land was born with a magical power.Premise/plot: Periwinkle, the blue
A new blog idea inspired by Andi @ http://andiabcs.com/2014/08/01/pub-date-1/ with the Pub Date where a few bloggers share book and beer pair ups.  Andi states that the idea is the brain child of Brittany at&nb
Why Did I Listen To The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden? The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden is basically human catnip to a reader like myself. It’s a story that is modeled after a Russian fairy tale. It is set in Wi
Kerr, Jane. The Elephant Thief.March 27th 2018 by Chicken House Copy Provided by Young Adult Books CentralBoy has lived a difficult life in the impoverished neighborhoods of Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1870s. With no parents, he scrounges for food and
Welcome, Poetry Friday Peeps!My Caldecott "family" including the artists seated in front! Its been a fun summer for me thus fartraveling half the time and working on projects half the time. Celebrating my committees Caldecott at the ALA conf
Roller Skates. Ruth Sawyer. 1936. 186 pages. [Source: Bought]First sentence: Spring has come; windows are open.Premise/plot: Roller Skates is set in New York City in the 1890s. Lucinda Wyman, our roller-skating heroine, will be staying with the Misse
Title: By Your SideAuthor: Kasie WestPublished: 2017Source: EdelweissSummary: Autumn was looking forward to the holiday weekend, hanging out with her friends at a snowy cabin in the woods, and maybe getting to actual girlfriend status with Jeff. But
Adorable picturesFun poemsPerfect for animal loving kids Tips about taking care of animalsDifferent animalsSweet
Source: NetgalleyPublisher: Atria BooksRelease Date: July 17, 2018Number of Pages: 320 (Paperback)DESCRIPTIONColleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.Quinn
Why Did I Listen To On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins? On Second Thoughtby Kristan Higgins is one of those books that I instantly wanted to read, but you know, I am terrible at reading things on time. Initially, I was kind of nervous about listeni
Eve of Manby Giovanna & Tom FletcherSummary: AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED. THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS. THEY CALLED HER EVE . . .All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.But at sixtee
Sylvester, Kevin. MINRS3 May 29th 2018 by Simon & Schuster Public Library Copy**SPOILER ALERT** Can't quite write the review without mentioning a bit of a surprise that occurs early on. Stop reading if you don't want to know!After MI
by Andye Let's face it, we pretend that we do this all for the love of reading and writing, but the truth is, we want people to read what we're spending our time and energy on. But what gets people to take the plunge? I don't know about you, but here
East of Eden. John Steinbeck. 1952. 601 pages. [Source: Bought]First sentence: The Salinas Valley is in Northern California.  Premise/plot: East of Eden is near-impossible to summarize in a few sentences. Other than the human condition--the
Title: The Beast is an AnimalAuthor: Peternelle Van ArsdalePublished: 2017Source: EdelweissSummary: At seven, Alys first encountered the soul eaters, demonic twin spirits who - well, does what it says on the can. That didn't end well for her parents
Hello there.If you saw my previous blog post, I had mentioned going silent for a bit here. I also mentioned that I'd come back when I felt like blogging again. I'm still not 100% certain on how often that will be, but... I'm here now, blogging, becau
This week's topic is  Favorite Novellas/Short Stories - I have a hard time with these because if I like them, they always seem too short. And I want an entire book. But here are some that I enjoyed. - meme from That Artsy Reader Gir
Hello fellow romance lovers! If you're a rom-com fan, I have a series that you definitely need to know about!Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby are releasing the third book in their Man Hands Series, Boy Toy, next month! The first two books in the s
To celebrate the release of GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 1 4K Disc in Ultra HD, I have the opportunity to give away 2 copies of Season 1to our lucky readers here on Moonlight Gleam Reviewsthanks to our friends atHBO and ThinkJam. About Game of Thrones: Se
Why Did I Listen To Stitching Snow by RC Lewis? Stitching Snow by RC Lewis has a pretty bomb cover, am I right? BUT ALSO, a part of me assumed this would be a sci-fi retelling kind of likeCinder. Of course, that part of me was wrong. But still, I wal
I'm excited to be part of this year's Emerging Writers' Festival - I'll be running the Writers Night School: Writing for Young Adults workshop. Here's what it's all about:Get some one-on-one writer attention in our intimate, limited capacity Writers
It's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday at Always in the Middle and #IMWAYR day at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. It's also Nonfiction Monday.Whittemore, Jo. Lights, Music, Code! (Girls Who
THE MUSEUM OF US by Tara Wilson Redd Hardcover: 288 pagesPublisher: Wendy Lamb Books (June 26, 2018)Language: EnglishGoodreads | Amazon Secrets are con artists: they trick you into letting them out. Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her runn
I had the chance to participate in the Annual Multicultural Book Fair organized by Jenice Mateo in Hastings, NY last week. What an amazing experience! The whole community turns out to buy books and hear authors speak-- all focused on building literac
Something OldThe Three Musketeers. Alexandre Dumas. Translated by Richard Pevear. 1844/2006. 704 pages. [Source: Bought]Rachel Ray. Anthony Trollope. 1863. 326 pages. [Source: Bought]The Blue Fairy Book. Andrew Lang. 1887. 390 pages. [Source: Bought]
Its Guestopia time again! Today, I am delighted to introduce you to an awfully talented young person whose words you should absolutely read. Immediately. Please meet... KIT MALLORYKit is a YA author living in Devon, UK. She writes speculative fiction
Book News: New paperback design for book 1Newly released book 2Duology is now complete.Ten Reasons to Read it:1. Photographs2. Sisters3. Secrets4. Creepy Dolls5. Breaking the Rules6. Betrayals7. Danger8. Bike Riding9. Plot Twists10. Addison 
Source: NetgalleyPublisher: Quirk BooksRelease Date: April 3, 2018Number of Pages: 352 (Paperback)DESCRIPTIONThis scandalous chooseable-path romance novel demands you determine your own romantic adventure-and satisfy all your earthly desires along th
Hey friends... I've been a bit quiet on the blog lately and wanted to update my readers as to why. Those of you who follow me on social media may have already received this update, but for those who just follow this blog I have some sad news to share
Why Did I Listen To The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco? The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco has comparisons to Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, which honestly is all you need to do to get me on board. PLUS, essentially when it comes down to it, the main character
Well then. It's been an awffy long time since I've done one of these posts (a few years, I think?)... But, there's a bunch of book to movie/TV adaptations I'm excited for that I wanted to discuss.Some of these may be older news, but I mostly wanted t
Erlbaum, Janice. Lucky Little Things.July 24th 2018 by Farrar Straus Giroux ARC provided by publisher at ALA MidwinterEmma and her mother have struggled since the death of the mother's best friend, Jenny, from cancer. Middle school is tough, friendsh
LISTEN TO YOUR HEART by Kasie West Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (May 29, 2018) Publication Date: May 29, 2018 Sold by: Scholastic Trade Publisher Buy the Book: Amazon.com Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather
  Book Title: Perfectly Misunderstood Genre: YA Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy Book Synopsis: Jayden Valdez is an overachieving intellectual. Mike McGinnes is Franklin High Schools dumbest jock. Even though they barely know each other,
I'm currently reading Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers and Anthony Trollope's Rachel Ray. I'm really enjoying both books. Though one is packed with more adventure than the other. I'll start with The Three Musketeers."And now, gentlemen," said d'
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, shes more than ready for a break from her family, from Mammas inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some
In Portland Maine things change very quickly when three shooters enter the mall with the intent to kill as many people as possible. Some are saved, some injured, and some perish. Eight minutes later, the shooters died themselves. Those who lived will
Source: Received an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada to participate in theblog tour and give my honest review. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersRelease Date: June 5, 2018Number of Pages: 432 (Hardcover)DESCRIPTIONCha
Title: Bound to YouAuthor: Alyssa BrandonRelease Date: April 10, 2018Publisher: Swoon ReadsPages: 304Source: BoughtAdd to Goodreads | Amazon.ca | IndigoOverall: 4 STARSSUMMARY A stubborn teen faces off with her brooding, indifferent (but sup
Why Did I Listen To These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas? These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas really had this high appeal factor for me — it’s about a girl who just wants to find her sister. It is
Love, Simon(a.k.a. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda)by Becky AlbertalliSummary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk o