The Unlikelies – Carrie Firestone

31078124The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: June 6th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Recommended Age: 11+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fame, Contemporary, Friendship, Romance


 Sadie is not excited for the summer before her senior year. It will be her first without her college-bound best friend and (now ex-)boyfriend by her side, so Sadie braces herself for a long, lonely, and boring season working at a farm stand in the Hamptons. But things take an unexpected turn when Sadie steps in to help rescue a baby in peril and footage of her impromptu good deed goes viral. As she’s recovering from “the incident” and adjusting to her Internet fame, Sadie receives an invitation to a lunch honoring teem homegrown heroes. The five honorees instantly connect and soon decide to spend their time together righting local wrongs. Sadie and her new friends embark on escalating acts of vigilante Good Samaritanism, but might be in over her heads when they try to help a heroin-addicted friend. Are good intentions enough to hold unlikely friendships—and an even unlikelier new romance—together? Continue reading

Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco

33784373Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: September 19th, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Folklore


In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Continue reading