Hi, everyone! This week I’m reviewing Newfangled by Kristin Spencer, a Christian contemporary novel for teen and preteen girls. Plus, I’m giving away a copy! You can find details about the giveaway at the end of the post. 🙂
*Note: I received a copy of Newfangled free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Olive isn’t happy when her Christian school closes down and she has to start seventh grade…at a public school. She tries to be optimistic, but things soon go downhill when Jacey, one of the “mean girls” makes it her personal mission to humiliate Olive in every way possible. Throw in a first crush, an upcoming church play involving aliens, a tense situation with one of her best friends, and a mystery at her dad’s job, and Olive realizes seventh grade is going to be…interesting.
Well, I decided to make some changes to my blog this week. Overall, the site’s purpose, appearance, and function is the same. I just added a few little things to hopefully help make some aspects more convenient for readers.
Here are the things I’ve changed:
I’m very excited to announce that I had the opportunity to interview Tricia Mingerink, author of the Christian fantasy series The Blades of Acktar. The series has quickly become a favorite amongst my Goodreads friends, and I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Dare (you can read my review here). I have yet to read the second and third books, but they are very high on my to-read list! If you like magic-free fantasy stories with strong Christian themes, then I think you’ll enjoy Dare.
Alright, here’s the interview!
Title: Missing (Nikki Boyd Files, Book 2)
Author: Lisa Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Summary: Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant–and another dead body–Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business–including Nikki.
*Summary and cover photo taken from the publisher’s website*
*My Rating: 3 of 5 stars*
I didn’t realize two things when I started this book:
So…I’m trying something new for this post! I saw this tag on Shantelle Hannu’s blog, so I thought I’d give it a shot! While I’m not clear on all the specifics, a “tag” is a list of questions that get passed on from blog to blog. I’ve seen the “Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag” on a few of my Goodreads friends’ blogs, and it looks like fun!
Dear YA Authors,
I love young adult books. 90% of books I read fall under the YA category. But I’m quickly growing dissatisfied with the “teen” section at the library.
And here’s why.