Good morning, afternoon, or evening, everyone! I have some special news that I need to share with all of you, so I hope you're all ready to listen! One of my goals for the past few months was to move Ace Of Bens to self-hosting, and what better time to do that than at the … Continue reading I’ve Moved!
Synopsis In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck—but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now, she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: living at … Continue reading Review | “Like Water” by Rebecca Podos
Synopsis: The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know. The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in … Continue reading Review | “Blanca & Roja” by Anna-Marie McLemore
Synopsis: You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, … Continue reading Review: “We Are Okay” by Nina LaCour
Synopsis: Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to. After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His … Continue reading Review: We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Sarah's Scribbles, Goodreads Choice Award for 2016: Best Graphic Novels & Comics Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing. Review: Sarah Andersen … Continue reading Review: “Herding Cats” by Sarah Andersen
Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. … Continue reading Review: “El Deafo” by Cece Bell