Red Queen

I think in order to get a teen novel/series published these days, you have to get it as close to The Hunger Games as possible — post-apocalyptic dystopian societies only, please! It’s not necessarily a bad trend, it’s just very obviously not going anywhere anytime soon. Such is the case for a new series from young author Victoria … More Red Queen

Once and for All

Gosh I miss the days when my husband’s job meant I got signed books from Andy Cohen and Amy Poehler and advance copies of Sarah Dessen books six months before their pub date! I could barely contain my excitement about this little gem, but I had to wait until the official release date to post … More Once and for All

The Trials of Apollo

Hooray hooray hooray, ANOTHER new series from Rick Riordan! I thought I’d have to wait until October for another Magnus Chase book, which I do, but little did I know one of my favorite authors was busy at work creating another Greek god-based series with Percy, Chiron and (most of) the whole gang. This time … More The Trials of Apollo

My Brilliant Friend

I feel like I’ve been comparing a lot of authors/books to Curtis Sittenfeld/Prep, but I don’t care and I’m going to do it again: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante feels like a mix of Curtis Sittenfeld and Adriana Trigiani. The main character gives off that real angsty teenager vibe, but she happens to be … More My Brilliant Friend

Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries

After absolutely devouring the long-anticipated (for me, anyway) Superficial, I have come to the conclusion that Andy Cohen is the male, gay, famous version of me. Is that weird? I love that Andy doesn’t pretend to be one of those famous people who hates being famous — he eats that ish up and is very upfront about it. … More Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries