13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough

3276851913 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mystery, High School, Mean Girls, Teenage Drama


Natasha is the most popular girl in school. So why was she pulled out of a freezing river after being dead for thirteen minutes? She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—it wasn’t an accident, and she wasn’t suicidal. Now Natasha’s two closest friends, who are usually her loyal sidekicks, are acting strangely. Natasha turns to Becca, the best friend she dumped years before, to help her figure out the mystery. At first Becca isn’t sure that she even wants to help Natasha. But as she is drawn back into Natasha’s orbit, Becca starts putting the pieces together. As an outsider, Becca believes she may be the only one who can uncover the truth…which is far more twisted than she ever imagined. Continue reading

The Boy and the Blue Moon

See the source imageThe Boy and the Blue Moon by Sara O’Leary

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: February 13th, 2018
Publisher: Henry Holt
Genres & Themes: Picture Book, Imagination, Whimsical, Exploration


On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on a magical adventure. Together they travel through fields of flowers, forests of towering trees, and lakes of deep dark blue. Flying through starry blue skies, they reach the blue moon. But the blue planet, Earth, calls the explorers home. Safely back in bed, the boy wonders―was it only a dream? Continue reading