The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes is about Coriolanus Snow. Yes, the President Snow on his teenage years. It's been 10 years since the war ended, and the Hunger Games is in its 10th year. Also, the tributes in this year's games are mentored by a bunch of high school students (pretty much) one of which is Snow.
I haven't been updating this little space in a while and as much as I want to keep this blog going, I feel as if this space ended up with one blog tour post after another. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy doing them but I want to write about other things as well.
In the process of figuring out what this space is for me, I came across Evie Jayne's blog posts and I though, why not try her Little Things series. Maybe it'll help me slowly branch out from only blogging about books.
Slip by Marika McCoola, Illustrated by Aatmaja Pandya
Publication Date: June 7, 2022
Jade is very excited to attend art camp until her best friend attempts to commit suicide. She's stuck between trying to focus on working on her skills, and understanding what could have caused her best friend, Phoebe, to hurt herself. There's also this feeling of guilt: does every good feeling — making friends, doing well on her craft, possibly falling in love — means she's abandoning her best friend?
AUTHOR: Rachel Roasek
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
RELEASE DATE: January 11th, 2022
GENRES: YOUNG ADULT FICTION---Contemporary, Romance
I think I know why I gravitate toward romantic young adult novels: my inner 17-18 year old is living vicariously through their characters. I mentioned the same thing to my husband after watching the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy, and I was told high school as portrayed through media doesn’t happen in real life.
Love Somebody is a love triangle of sorts. I don’t think there is enough comedy in it to be considered a romantic comedy (as the synopsis mentioned) but it has it’s funny moments. In Love Somebody, Sam and Christian are friends. When Christian falls for Ros, he asks Sam to help him get close to her. Sam hesitates at first, then changes her mind when she found out she lost to Ros to speak at their school assembly.