If it's Wednesday, we're reviewing.



YA Pride Book List

We’ve been planning this post a while with a publication day of today. In light of recent events near in Orlando, we decided it was important to publish this list and to continue to celebrate Pride Month. Because one thing we’ve learned from recent events is that we need empathy and love in large doses.  All the books that made our LGBTQA list are full of that and so very much more.

Continue reading “YA Pride Book List”


Get in the Holiday Spirit with My True Love Gave to Me Anthology

My True Love Gave to Me:  Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins is the PERFECT holiday anthology by some of today’s most popular YA authors.  We take a deeper look into this compilation after the jump.

Continue reading “Get in the Holiday Spirit with My True Love Gave to Me Anthology”

Nothing Really Matters Except Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

We know, we know, it’s Friday, not Wednesday.  But we have plenty of excuses: Book Club was moved to Thursday this month, we accidentally drank too much wine afterwards and got home too late. Nevertheless, here’s our November Book Club pick review, Carry On By Rainbow Rowell.  It also happens to be our first tag-team review! Continue reading “Nothing Really Matters Except Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On”

10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan

YA Wednesdays (and about 99 other fans) spent last night with Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan at the Orange County Public Library. We drove over from Tampa, a one hour road trip, and snacked before the main event.

I-4 road trip
I-4 road trip

Continue reading “10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan”

November Book Club Selection: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell


Our November Book Club selection is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here–it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.

Join us at Inkwood Books at 7pm Thursday, Nov. 19th.

(Due scheduling conflict November’s book club meeting will be November 19th rather than the 3rd Wednesday of the month.)

Rainbow Rowell & David Leviathain Grace Central Florida with Their Presence


Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan just announced that she will be in West Central Florida on November 15th at 7:00pm!  This is great news for all local YA fans!

Here’s a summary of the event from the Orange County Library System’s site:

Continue reading “Rainbow Rowell & David Leviathain Grace Central Florida with Their Presence”

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: