Posts Tagged: YA

Aug 19
Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

4 Stars, Reviews 0

OH BOY. So I really didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did. The plot was definitely what caught my attention because the main characters meet online and then become romantically involved. That’s not a spoiler, I promise. But then the blurb on the back also had some cheesy and predictable lines about Bailey having an archnemesis who just happens to be “irritatingly hot”and whoops surprise they fall in love. Yeah… totally seen that line before and totally read… Read more »

Aug 15
Top Ten Non-YA Recommendations for YA Readers

Top Ten Non-YA Recommendations for YA Readers

Bookish Lists 1

I almost exclusively read YA, as I have for years, but occasionally I do venture into adult books. Although, in the past, it hasn’t been of my own free will. I typically read non-YA only for my literature classes. So that limits my scope a bit to the literary fiction category. Despite that limited scope, I’m going to recommend ten Non-YA books that every YA reader should consider reading. What I love MOST about YA is the exploration of so… Read more »

Aug 12
Review: Links by Lisa Becker

Review: Links by Lisa Becker

3 Stars, Reviews 0

Warning: There will be spoilers!! Also: I’ll probably ramble a lot!! I was really excited to read Links after seeing the blurb. Lisa Becker did a good job of pulling me in by writing about my guilty pleasure: second chance romances. I’ve recently had an itch for mysteries and crime novels, but Lisa Becker delivered a book that was easy to read and didn’t require too much processing between chapters. A couple times, I found myself wishing there were more areas that… Read more »

Jul 22
Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

Review: Little Forevers by Katie Kaleski

2 Stars, Reviews 0

Little Forevers was a let down for me. First, I must mention that I read an Advanced Reader Copy of the book, so there were still edits to be made to the version I read before it would be released. That means the final version could be better than my copy. But even so, I think this book was poorly edited and that the writing was not up to my expectations. Despite that, I still enjoyed the plot, characters, romance,… Read more »

Jun 29
Mick and Michelle [Cover Reveal]

Mick and Michelle [Cover Reveal]

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Mick & Michelle Nina Rossing Published by: Harmony Ink Press Publication date: October 31st 2017 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult Fifteen-year-old Mick Mullins has a great life: his parents are sweet, his sister is tolerable, and his friendships are solid. But as summer descends on Queens, he prepares to turn his carefree existence upside down by disclosing a secret he has kept long enough. It’s time to work up the courage to reveal that he is not a boy, but… Read more »

May 16
Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

5 Stars, Reviews 4

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour made me want to go on a road trip so much! This is the kind of road trip book I’ve been looking for! Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour started off a bit slow. Since the first few pages are kind of like an info dump, it took me longer to become invested in the story. Right from the start, it’s pretty clear that something tragic has happened to Amy, but the details are unclear. Soon though, we… Read more »

May 09
Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

Review: By Your Side by Kasie West

4 Stars, Reviews 6

I started reading By Your Side by Kasie West because I’ve been on a contemporary romance kick after reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson, and I desperately needed another dose of cuteness. By Your Side totally delivered, of course. This is only the second book I’ve read by Kasie West, the first being The Distance Between Us, and now I’m eager to read more of her books. Reading By Your Side immediately after reading Since You’ve Been Gone… Read more »

Apr 19
Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

4 Stars, Reviews 2

It took me several weeks months to read This Savage Song because of college and homework and it’s like 400 pages long, but FINALLY I finished this book and then realized that the sequel doesn’t get released until June. UGH. I need to know how the story continues! I NEED to know what happens to Kate and August! LIKE NOW. Anyway… please ignore my impatience. Yeah. I was WAY off. It is about music, but it’s about monsters who use music to eat people’s souls…. Read more »

Feb 18
Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ I didn’t expect to like A List of Cages quite as much as I did, but I really enjoyed it and all the emotions it induced. Adam and Julian have the kind of mentor/friend relationship that most people long for. Adam is a senior in high school who takes Julian, a quiet fourteen year old, under his wing. Adam was previously partnered with Julian in elementary school as reading buddies, and when Julian startes seeing (or ditching,… Read more »

Oct 23
Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Review: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

4 Stars, Reviews 5

We Are Still Tornadoes is about two childhood and high school best friends, Cath and Scott, and it is absolutely adorable! No, really. This book was SO CUTE. Ugh. Just… ALL OF THE RELATIONSHIPS! They were so good and authentic. Not just the romantic kind, but those too. We Are Still Tornadoes, written through a correspondence of letters between Cath and Scott, manages to capture the heart of every relationship they’ve both ever experienced, whether with each other, with their family members,… Read more »