Book Review | Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West

Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West⸺Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

Blog Tour + Book Review | My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

Whenever I hear a Filipino name internationally recognized in sports, arts, films, or any kind of field, my heart can't help but take pride in being a Pinoy. But reading a character that makes me feel visible? It is a new level of joy for me! For the second part of my two-part blog tour … Continue reading Blog Tour + Book Review | My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

Blog Tour + Author Spotlight | Behind the Pages with Gail D. Villanueva

Hi everyone! It's my tour stop today for the #ButterflyTour hosted by Shut up, Shealea, Your Tita Kate and The Little Miss Bookworm. For my two-part blog tour post, I will be sharing a review and an interview with debut middle-grade author of My Fate According to the Butterfly, Gail D. Villanueva. Today, I'm happy to welcome her here … Continue reading Blog Tour + Author Spotlight | Behind the Pages with Gail D. Villanueva

Author Spotlight | When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Author by Jess Redman

Featuring today here in Behind the Pages is another debut middle-grade author, Jess Redman. She, just like every one of us, has this kind of childhood dream profession telling everybody what she wants to be when she grows up. And Jess will share how she became an author even when life always doesn't go the way we planned. If … Continue reading Author Spotlight | When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Author by Jess Redman

Author Spotlight | Food, Family, and Flowers by Rajani LaRocca

Celebrating the first month of her debut being out in the world, I'm happy to welcome middle-grade author, Rajani LaRocca here on Tale Out Loud for another blog episode of author spotlight I called Behind the Pages. If you like a twist on your favorite classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and love food and magic, this book … Continue reading Author Spotlight | Food, Family, and Flowers by Rajani LaRocca

Author Spotlight | Ghost Story by Lisa Schmid

Featuring today here in Behind the Pages is debut middle-grade author Lisa Schmid who will be sharing how her love for ghost stories and mysteries inspired her to write Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold. If you love Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys growing up, you'll definitely love this and get a moment of nostalgia!

Blog Tour + Author Spotlight | Behind the Pages with Hope Bolinger

Blaze by Hope Bolinger⸺If you can't stand the heat, don't walk into the fire. Danny knew his sophomore year would be stressful . . . but he didn’t expect his school to burn down on the first day. To make matters worse (and they were about to get a lot worse), he — and his three best friends — receive an email in their inboxes from the principal of their rival, King’s Academy, offering full-rides to attend the town's prestigious boarding school.

Blog Tour + Marathon Series Review | The Kiss Quotient #2: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang⸺As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

Marathon Series Review | The Kiss Quotient #1: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang⸺A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.