Not Even Bones – Review

** This review was originally published on http://www.teenreads.com, see it HERE ** In her stunning debut novel NOT EVEN BONES, Rebecca Schaeffer transports us to a world that resembles our own in nearly every way. Except for the supernatural creatures, that is. Nita is a good person. She doesn’t kill supernatural creatures. Or sell their [...]

Tuesdays with Jena: Meet Amber

Oh, hello Tuesday. I didn't see you creeping over there... Today, I'm bringing you another fabulous bookstagram account and letting you see the secrets behind the fabulousness!!! And, man, am I excited for this lovely lady! Formerly known as, @amberk1120, give all your cat and coffee (and book) love to Amber, the beauty behind @bookncatsncoffee. [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

Oh, hello there. Today is definitely far more stabby than last week. For one, I'm no longer basking in the beach life. BOO!!! For two, I have 1,367,984 things to do before we hit the road again on Friday. Also, my son is turning 21 today at 6:15pm, and I'm not there. DOUBLE BOO!!! But... [...]

Sleeping Beauties – Review

"The world didn't seem weird then; the world didn't seem like the world at all, but like another place that you had been flipped into." Out of nowhere, women who fall asleep are covered in a cocoon like substance. A gauze that sustains them, protects them, and if broken incites a violence from the sleeping [...]

More upcoming Dream Country events + press

Such an amazing book! Check out all the press and events!!!

Shannon Gibney

Shannon has three more readings this coming week:

red-balloonMonday, September 17, 6:30 pm, at Red Balloon Bookshop.

Shannon Gibney, DREAM COUNTRY

Minneapolis author Shannon Gibney brings her new young adult novel, Dream Country, to Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. Join Shannon (See No Color) in conversation with fellow author Bryan Bliss (We’ll Fly Away) around Dream Country, the heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom. Find out more about the book reviewers are calling “incredible,” “heart-wrenching,” “masterfully epic,” and “a necessary reckoning.” Join the conversation with these two amazing authors, and get your books signed, too!

Tuesday, September 18, 7 pm, at Ramsey County Library, Shoreview.

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In partnership with East Side Freedom Library and Do Good Roseville, this special event at Ramsey County Library in Shoreview will feature a reading of book excerpts, a discussion…

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Westlake Girl – Review

"I could do anything the boys could do. Usually better." Westlake Girl tells the story of Freida Wampler. Growing up in the early 1900's in a small village on the coast, Frieda loved spending endless hours in the water, both on and in. She learned to sail at a young age and was an effortless [...]

Dream Country – Blog Tour

Happy Wednesday! Today, I am super excited to be part of the blog tour for this stunning book, Dream Country! This incredible own voices book was released yesterday, and is so, so worth the read! Be sure to stop by  An Existence Transcribed and  Alohamora Open a Book for their reviews. Tomorrow In Tori Lex is posting her review and on Friday [...]

#makeoutmarrymurdermonday

A glorious morning my stabby lovelies!!! We're running on beach time today, so sorry not sorry for the later post! I am in a wonderfully relaxed mood, sitting on a balcony, listening to the waves. Life, in short, is very good. I almost don't want to stab anyone today. Almost. I mean, I'm still me, [...]

August Wrap Up

"Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever." ~ George RR Martin Well friends. Just like that, summer is ending. We only get like a week of fall here in the desert, and I will cherish that week to no end. So it's only fitting to being this post [...]

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"That's how privileged people think: Lie unless you know that you can't get away with lying." Meet Joe. Joe works in a bookstore. Joe believes in love at first sight. He believes that love takes work. And Joe is willing to put in the work. So when an aspiring writer comes into his store and [...]