We are writing! A brief glimpse at our current projects

We’re writing! That’s right, both bloggers here at BSR have been hard at work on our first novels for a couple of years now. Oh, how we wish we could work on them full time instead of an hour here and an hour there! But we’ve made progress slowly but surely and are both in…

Read More

A Winter Writing Update!

We are finally querying agents! After structural edits, re-writes, and going over our fourth drafts with a fine-tooth comb, both of us (Sara and Stacy) are finally querying agents. This is brand new territory for us as we’re new writers. And we never dreamed how hard this would be! Here are some of the challenges…

Read More

Clean Reads Newsletter – Fall 2019

It’s been a while since our last newsletter, and we apologize for that. But whoa, have we been busy! In addition to working on clean teen pages, recaps, reviews, and our other newsletter, we have both been hard at work on our first novels. We have been writing and revising in any spare minute these…

Read More

Clean Teen Books: Reader-Recommended

We’re thrilled about the buzz generated by our clean teen books post! Thank you for finding us and for sharing our passion for identifying clean YA books—those without sexual content and without excessive language—for readers of all ages. And YOU, our faithful readers, haven’t stopped at just sharing our passion; you’ve also shared your recommendations!…

Read More

BSR Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall is a busy time for everyone, including us, but we wanted to check in with our loyal readers at least briefly to recommend several books for your reading pleasure. Recommendations The Near Witch – Have you read any of V.E./Victoria Schwab’s series? She’s easily one of the best voices in the market right now….

Read More

Author Helen Scheuerer discusses The Oremere Chronicles

In our last newsletter, we promised to share the second half of our interview with the amazing Helen Scheuerer. Since then, Stacy has read War of Mist, the conclusion to Scheuerer’s debut series, and thought it was really great! Read her full review if you’d like more details. But before you do, let’s check in…

Read More

Looking for a complete YA series to read this summer?

For many of us, summer is the perfect time to get a little extra reading in. Maybe you’re headed to the beach or the pool, or perhaps you just have a little extra time at home and hope to turn a few pages. Are you looking to burn through an entire series (or a few)…

Read More

BSR Featured on Goodreads and Our fav books from last year

Okay, so we’re a little late in getting our year in review out. 😉 But weren’t there some great new releases last year? Some of our favorites were Iron Gold, Thunderhead, Arm of the Sphinx, Vengeful, and Children of Blood and Bone. Do you notice any in this list that you haven’t read yet? If…

Read More