Book Reviews 2016 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become… Continue reading ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Book Reviews 2016 · Fantasy Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘The Kiss of Deception’ by Mary E. Pearson

A princess must find her place in a reborn world. She flees on her wedding day. She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection. She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father. She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan. The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in… Continue reading ‘The Kiss of Deception’ by Mary E. Pearson

Bite-Size Corner · Book Reviews 2015 · Sci-Fi Books · Supernatural Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered. As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘From a Distant Star’ by Karen McQuestion

Bite-Size Corner · Book Reviews 2015 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own. But despite not… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins

Book Reviews 2015 · Dystopian Books · Sci-Fi Books · The Indie Corner · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

Water. It covers almost three-quarters of the planet, comprises more than half the human body, and has become the most coveted resource on Earth. Amaya de los Santos survived the typhoon that left her an orphan. Now she scrapes by as an ice poacher, illegally harvesting fresh water for an always-thirsty market. But when she… Continue reading ‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

Book Reviews 2015 · Post-Apocalyptic Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Poison Princess’ by Kresley Cole

Sixteen-year-old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jackson Deveaux. As Jack and… Continue reading ‘Poison Princess’ by Kresley Cole

Book Reviews 2015 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘I Was Here’ by Gayle Forman

Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until . . . they weren’t anymore.  When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s… Continue reading ‘I Was Here’ by Gayle Forman