YA Book Reviews

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here is a hilarious and genuine look into the lives of teenagers who seem to fit in best online, living vicariously through dynamic characters in imaginary worlds but struggling to find their footing in the real one. Online, Scarlett Epstein is a big deal – she’s one of the most successful… Continue reading Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

YA Book Reviews

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

This review discusses sexual assault and victim blaming. If you’re sensitive to these issues, please take care when reading. As the co-captain of her cheerleading squad, best friend to Polly Olivier, and fearless golden girl of her hometown, Hermione Winters wears these labels like a badge of honor. However, when Hermione is drugged and raped… Continue reading Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

YA Book Reviews

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Emma and Julian were such a bright spot in The Mortal Instruments, and I was so excited to see them in Lady Midnight. The cover was stunning, and I had high hopes. They were exceeded, and then some – this was easily Cassandra Clare’s best work. Emma and Julian’s star-crossed love story was a sweet, constant… Continue reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

YA Book Reviews

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel reminds readers of the joy and terror of the high school experience in a voice that is authentic, earnest, and laugh-out-loud funny. High school junior Leila isn’t quite sure where she belongs. She doesn’t fit in with her family, who dote on her Harvard med student sister Nahal,… Continue reading Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

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The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden is a middle grade, which I normally read pretty sparingly, but this one started out with a boy robbing a grave and finding that the grave’s inhabitant shared his face, so I was pretty intrigued. I didn’t even REALIZE there would be faeries, and faeries are my JAM, so… Continue reading The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

YA Book Reviews

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In Red Queen’s futuristic dystopian society, the ruling class has silver blood, which grants them supernatural strengths and talents that red-blooded commoners don’t possess. However, a freak accident at the Silver Court reveals that although Mare Barrow’s blood runs red, she has the ability to wield a strange and impossible power that endangers not only… Continue reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Eighteen-year-old Madeline Whittier enjoys the simple things in life: reading and reviewing her favorite books, playing board games with her mom, and watching movies with her nurse, Carla. Madeline was born with a deadly disease that has left her allergic to everything and unable to leave her house for the last seventeen years, so these… Continue reading Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon