Posts Categorized: Robin Benway

Emmy & Oliver: guest post + HarperCollins giveaway

Emmy & Oliver: guest post + HarperCollins giveaway

We’re very lucky this year, my friends, because it’s the year of the cute contemporary novel. That’s a weird thing to say about a book in which a boy was kidnapped by his father as a child, I know–and it’s true that there are serious moments in it, as well as important friendships and family relationships explored. But it’s also a sweet, funny book about a friendship between two kids that might have a chance at something more. Emmy & Oliver is the perfect book to read this summer when you’re at the beach, which is great since author Robin Benway is with us today to tell us what she’s going to be up to during her break! As a fellow LA resident, I can vouch for her list being a stellar representation of why it’s so great to live here. It even includes one of my all-time favorite southern… Read more »

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Reviews: Going Rogue and Burn Bright

Reviews: Going Rogue and Burn Bright

The Also Known As series is like a good-humored blend of Rachel Hawkins’ + Ally Carter’s books. These light-hearted capers are quick, entertaining reads, and I’m pleased to say that the latest installment Going Rogue carries on the fun and funny vibe of the first book. In between breaking and entering, safe-cracking, stealing, and other assorted duties as a spy, Maggie’s also now dealing with boyfriend and BFF troubles. Along with, you know, her parents being targeted by the operation they work for, which leads to the entire family going underground and on the run. Things I enjoyed: Going Rogue is like a love letter to New York. From the Cloisters to the secret platform beneath Grand Central Station to Washington Square Park and more, it’s really fun to tool around the city with Maggie as she zips from one assignation to another. Fun action sequences Adults who aren’t a… Read more »

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