Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer

Salt and Sugar
 
4.3
"Lari Ramires and Pedro Molina's families have been sworn enemies...."
Every Gift A Curse
 
4.0
"Life has taken a strange turn for Maeve after a..."
 
4.3
"What worked: Unique twist on a fantasy tale where the..."
Harvest House
 
4.0
"Hughie Wolfe is excited to be part of Harvest House,..."
The Davenports
 
4.0
"It's Chicago 1910 and the Davenports are one of the..."
Delicious Monsters
 
5.0
"What worked: This book had me hooked right at the..."
Throwback
 
4.0
"In this contemporary YA, Samantha 'Sam' Kang doesn't understand..."
Luminary: A Guide To Magical Self-Care
 
4.0
"What worked: A good practical guide and a good start..."
The Prince & The Apocalypse
 
4.3
"Eighteen-year-old Wren's dream British trip ends up turning out like..."
A Complicated Love Story Set In Space
 
4.0
"What worked: BLACK MIRROR in space where not all is..."
Royal Blood
 
5.0
"Seventeen-year-old Evan Bright has been in and out of boarding..."
Healer & Witch
 
4.0
"What worked: Engaging fantasy of a girl who struggles with..."
Talk Santa To Me
 
4.0
"Frankincense 'Frankie' works at her family's holiday store. Her family..."
One Girl In All The World
 
4.3
"In this sequel, it's close to twenty years after Buffy..."
Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken
 
5.0
"What worked: Powerful portrayal of the complicity of friendship and..."
The Gifts That Bind Us
 
4.0
"It's senior year and Maeve and her friends carry on..."
Gleanings: Arc of a Scythe
 
4.3
"What worked: I'm a huge fan of Neal Shusterman's Scythe..."
White Out: A Novel
 
4.3
"What worked: Fun, engaging contemporary romance set during a whiteout..."
Coven
 
3.5
"What worked: Fun, engaging witchy tale where a teen is..."
The First To Die At The End
 
5.0
"What worked: Bittersweet and heartbreaking at times story of firsts..."
We Deserve Monuments
 
5.0
"What worked: Powerful, poignant coming-of-age story. Seventeen-year-old Avery moves from..."
Lord of the Fly Fest
 
4.0
"What worked: Hilarious take on a modern-day Lord of the..."
Over My Dead Body
 
3.5
"What worked: Intriguing witchy mystery set in an academy. The..."
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
 
4.0
"What worked: Condensed biography on the life of New York..."
Stacey Abrams and The Fight To Vote
 
5.0
"What worked: Powerful, inspiring book on Political activist Stacey Abrams..."
They Call Her Fregona
 
5.0
"Bittersweet, poignant companion novel to THEY CALL ME Güero. In..."
Wait For Me
 
4.0
"Seventeen-year-old Casey hears and sees flashes of a past that..."
The Silent Stars Go By
 
3.3
"Three years ago, Margot's fiance, Harry, was listed as missing..."
Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories To Rewire Your Perceptions
 
4.3
"What worked: Haunting, powerful portrayals where future technology offers not..."
Spells for Lost Things
 
4.0
"Willow only wants to spend her senior year in Paris..."
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
 
5.0
"What worked: I love books in verse. They Call Me..."
Pretty Dead Queens
 
3.3
"Seventeen-year-old Cecelia ends up living with her famous mystery writer..."
Eternally Yours
 
5.0
"What worked: I'm a huge fan of short story anthologies...."
Beneath The Wide Silk Sky
 
5.0
"What worked: Wow, just wow. Powerful, poignant portrayal of a..."
And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems
 
5.0
"What worked: Powerful journey of the Civil Rights Movement shown..."
Hope Is an Arrow: The story of Lebanese American Kahlil Gibran
 
5.0
"What worked: Beautifully illustrated biography of Lebanese American poet Kahlil..."
Mine
 
3.7
"Lily is a total drama queen. Her antics though went..."
The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond
 
5.0
"What worked: I love a good spooky tale! There's so..."
Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories
 
5.0
"What worked: I'm a huge fan of short story anthologies,..."
These Fleeting Shadows
 
4.0
"What worked: Creepy, surreal story of Helen Vaughan and a..."
Funeral Girl
 
4.7
"What worked: Engaging portrayal of a girl dealing with death..."
That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street
 
5.0
"Jessamine Monet feels it's important to be there for her..."
Hope Wins: A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
 
4.0
"What worked: Inspiring collection of short stories with a theme..."
True History The Legacy of Jim Crow
 
4.7
"What worked: Compact detailed history behind Jim Crow laws that..."
Echoes of Grace
 
5.0
"Grace struggles to understand her gift of 'echoes' where she..."
Stealing Infinity (Stealing Infinity, #1)
 
4.7
"Natasha Clarke knows she should listen to her friend Mason's..."
Youngblood
 
4.0
"Kat Finn lives and works with mortals while barely making..."
The Meaning of Pride
 
4.3
"Colorful celebration of what Pride means shown through LGBTQA+ role..."
Dead Flip
 
3.0
"What worked: Stranger Things meets Stephen King. Only in this..."
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet
 
5.0
"Lou is biracial-half white and half Metis/Michif and works the..."