1 Minute Reviews · YA

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

This novel absolutely blew me away, tore my heart out and rebuilt me. It was far more than I ever expected, even though my expectations were high. Naondel is the sequel to Maresi, a book I read earlier this year and absolutely loved. In Maresi, the island of Menos is built around the history turned… Continue reading Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

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Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

Hello everyone! Very lucky today to be the eighth stop on the Naondel blog tour with Maria Turtschaninoff and Pushkin Press. I absolutely love Maria’s first novel Maresi, which I also talk about in this video discussing stories about gender violence. Naondel is the follow up book to Maresi and I’m absolutely blown away by… Continue reading Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom | 1 Minute Reviews

Not If I See You First follows Parker Grant as she works through her grief in losing her father, and the close friendship she ended coming back to focus. Her independence, which she values, is taking a hit. How is she going to run any more? Parker also happens to be blind, and Lindstrom does… Continue reading Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Middle Grade · YA

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin | 1 Minute Reviews

The Thing About Jellyfish is an impressive middle grade book about coping with the death of a friend, growing up and growing apart, and an obsession with jellyfish. When Suzy’s best friend drowns, she decides that it is jellyfish to blame, and sets out on a mission to prove to everyone that it was the… Continue reading The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas | 1 Minute Reviews

Because You’ll Never Meet Me was recommended to me by lovely @writeronwheels_ and it did not disappoint! Ollie is allergic to electricity, which sets off his seizures, and so lives in a cabin in the woods. His home territory is ruled by the power lines he cannot cross. Moritz, born with no eyes, sees the… Continue reading Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

As I Descended by Robin Talley | 1 Minute Reviews

Lesbian Macbeth. Robin Talley has served us Lesbian Macbeth and boy did she knock it out of the park. Talley switches up the setting to a boarding school in Virginia, where Maria dreams of attaining the Kingsley Prize in order to attend a college of her choice. Only one thing stands in her way; her rival… Continue reading As I Descended by Robin Talley | 1 Minute Reviews