Tag: Young Adult


Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
13 February, 2017 / 4 Comments

  Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 17, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn’t prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die […]


Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody

Review: Unchanged by Jessica Brody
4 February, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unchanged (Unremembered #3) by Jessica Brody My Copy: Hardcover, 420 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Library So many secrets are buried within these compound walls. I used to be one of those secrets. After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious […]


Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side

Hits-Stores-Tomorrow Review: By Your Side
30 January, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Your Side by Kasie West My Copy: ARC eBook, 220 pages Publication Date: January 31, 2017 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with […]


Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
27 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: Paperback, 439 pages Publication Date: January 4, 2011 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees… Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy. Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her […]


Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
23 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan My Copy: ARC Paperback, 247 pages Publication Date: August 20, 2013 Publisher: Alqonquin Young Readers Source: Publisher In this stunning debut, a young Iranian American writer pulls back the curtain on one of the most hidden corners of a much-talked-about culture. Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light. So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce […]


Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody

Review: Unleashed by Jessica Brody
16 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Unleashed (Unremembered #2.5) by Jessica Brody My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Purchased Seraphina has escaped the compound. The president of Diotech has fallen gravely ill. Now Dr. Alixter rests his last hope on a genetically enhanced soldier. A boy designed to apprehend Sera. A boy incapable of failure… Set in the thrilling sci-fi world of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy, this sinister and suspenseful novella recounts the untold story of what happened on the Diotech compound after the shocking ending of Unremembered. Told from Kaelen’s point of view, Unleashed also includes […]


Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle
13 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Glimpse by Claire Merle My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: June 7, 2012 Publisher: Faber & Faber Source: Purchased In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell. Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities […]


Review: See Me by Wendy Higgins

Review: See Me by Wendy Higgins
9 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

See Me (See Me #1) by Wendy Higgins My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: February 1, 2014 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Purchased While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe. What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over […]


Review: Undiscovered by Jessica Brody

Review: Undiscovered by Jessica Brody
6 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

Undiscovered (Unremembered #1.5) by Jessica Brody My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: February 14, 2014 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers Source: Purchased Before the crash of Freedom Airlines flight 121… There was a top-secret research compound hidden deep in the desert. There was a girl held prisoner in a restricted sector. And there was a boy who found her. And risked everything to set her free. Romantic and action-packed, Undiscovered is sure to thrill fans of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered trilogy. In this 100-page novella, told from Zen’s point of view, more secrets are revealed about Seraphina’s forgotten past, the corporation that […]


Review: Unforgotten

Review: Unforgotten
22 November, 2016 / 0 Comments

Unforgotten (Unremembered #2) by Jessica Brody My Copy: Hardcover, 402 pages Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Source: Library Some memories are better left forgotten… After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend her. A weapon that even Sera will […]