Melissa Montovani

Melissa Montovani is the founder of YABookShelf.com, where she has been writing content about YA authors and books since 2010. She has over five years of online marketing experience, active followers on Twitter and Facebook and writes freelance reviews for Canadian Children's Book News. She has an M.A. in English Literature and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Blog Tour: Birthday by Meredith Russo

Buy Birthday Special price $17.06 Regular price: $18.57 Publisher: Flatiron Books / Raincoast Books Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on May 22, 2019 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars From Meredith Russo, the award-winning author of If I Was Your Girl, comes Birthday, a story about family, love, change, and fate. Two kids, Morgan and Eric, become lifetime friends (and maybe more) when they are born… Read more →

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The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle

The Seclusion was an intense book. From the first few pages, I was hooked on the story, and the clearly delineated dystopian world that Patricia ‘Patch’ and her co-worker Rexx finds themselves in once the blinders about what actually is happening in their country and around the world come off. You see Patch has always believed everything that her government tells her: other countries around the world are killing their citizens, North Korea bombed the United States, and the only thing keeping them safe are the four feet deep, ten feet tall, and thousands of feet long border walls to the north and south of the country and various surveillance methods are the only things keeping the US citizens safe. Read more →