Tag: Young Adult


Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
4 September, 2017 / 0 Comments

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: February 9, 2016 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different. Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare […]


Review: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski

Review: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
28 August, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski My Copy: eBook, 265 pages Publication Date: December 31, 2011 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Author When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds. Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane. Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land […]


Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
21 August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1) by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer My Copy: Paperback, 352 pages Publication Date: June 26, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Source: Borrowed Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped […]


Review: The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer

Review: The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer
14 August, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Wrong Girl (The 1st Freak House Trilogy #1) by C.J. Archer My Copy: ePub eBook, 190 pages Publication Date: May 25, 2013 Publisher: Self-Published Source: Author It’s customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn’t that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl’s daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she’s lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her […]


Early Review: Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White

Early Review: Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White
7 August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 190 pages Publication Date: August 8, 2017 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss The only thing worse than having your boyfriend dump you is having him dump you for your best friend. For Everly Morgan the betrayal came out of nowhere. One moment she had what seemed like the perfect high school relationship, and the next, she wanted to avoid the two most important people in her life. Every time she sees them kiss in the hallways her heart breaks a little more. The last thing on Everly’s mind is getting into […]


Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
21 May, 2017 / 0 Comments

Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet My Copy: ARC Paperback, 296 pages Publication Date: May 22, 2017 (Tomorrow!!) Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Jimmy Patterson Books) Source: Publisher A thrilling new YA novel from master of suspense James Patterson, who’s created a frightening new future: a world where teens are taken, imprisoned and forced to fight for their survival. Where 17-year-old Cass will do whatever it takes to save her twin sister from Death Row. There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a […]


Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand
21 April, 2017 / 0 Comments

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand My Copy: ePub eBook, 266 pages Publication Date: January 22, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Borrowed from the library The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life. Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . […]


Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
14 April, 2017 / 1 Comment

Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to […]


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 […]