YA Fiction Spotlight: Elizabeth Acevedo

There is such a breadth of talented writers making their mark in YA fiction.  And in recognition of this genre, I’m devoting this post to one writer in particular. Back in the summer of 2020, I read and reviewed three novels by the incredible authoress, Elizabeth Acevedo. Her work brings flavor, color, and depth toContinue reading “YA Fiction Spotlight: Elizabeth Acevedo”

Book Review Time: Clap When You Land

Today I’m wrapping up booksandbevs7’s Elizabeth Acevedo series with Clap When You Land. In this powerful work, Acevedo returns to the novel-in-verse format. This style of writing really showcases her immense talent for storytelling. It also creates a sense of intimacy and transparency for the reader. The emotions that drive the characters are laid bare;Continue reading “Book Review Time: Clap When You Land”

Book Review Time: With The Fire On High

I believe everyone possesses a bit of magic. Not necessarily, the Hermoine Granger-kind. Though that would be nice, wouldn’t it? The magic I mean is more like a special gift or talent. Something that we are uniquely exceptional at. For instance, I’m really good at finding awesome hiding places; nooks where I can read undisturbedContinue reading “Book Review Time: With The Fire On High”