Contemporary, Young Adult

Don’t let it hit you where the stars still shine

Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Dollar The Skinny: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and… Continue reading Don’t let it hit you where the stars still shine

Fantasy, Young Adult

I’m your Venus…

Goddess by Josephine Angelini The Skinny: After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant… Continue reading I’m your Venus…

Mythology, Young Adult

Classics Retold: Nobody’s Princess

Nobody's Princess by Ester Friesner The Skinny: She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with… Continue reading Classics Retold: Nobody’s Princess


Classics Retold – “The Iliad” Part 1

First off... I am SOOOO excited about this! After participating in The Cheap Reader's Project: Fairy Tale, I knew I HAD to participate in her newest endeavor! This one, however, is so much bigger and it's hosted by several other of my favorite bloggers! Alison at The Cheap Reader will be hosting CHILDREN’S CLASSICS Alyssa… Continue reading Classics Retold – “The Iliad” Part 1