Genre: Young Adult

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Book Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.” Every Exquisite Thing was a different kind of read for me, as I usually don’t read contemporary novels. What drove me to picking it, was that it’s written by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. I’ve been wanting to read that book for ages now, and love […]

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Book Review: Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

I first began this series about 3 or 4 years ago, so I was kind of hazy on the events of the last novel. Usually, I would re-read the series, but The Caster Chronicles has never been one of my favorite YA series. In fact, the only reason I’ve read past the first novel is due to […]

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Light (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“I suppose we’ll behave like a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. Because the alternative is to look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we are capable of dark and terrible things.” Light, the final novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series neatly wraps up all loose ends, had loads of actions, and left me feeling satisfied. At the […]

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

I received Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game as an ARC from the publisher. Reading the synopsis, I couldn’t help thinking that this sounded like a good story about teen assassins. It’s not. In fact it’s not anything I thought it would be, but I still enjoyed it. Instead of teen assassins, I got teens playing a game […]

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Fear (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“In the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is king.” Fear picks up four months after Plague. Sam, Edilio, Dekka, and others are living out at the lake while Caine and Albert rule Perdido Beach. It’s been an entire year since all of the adults disappeared, and the survivors are trying to move on from the […]

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist.” The Problem with Forever is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest YA romance. Set in Baltimore, the story follows a traumatized Mallory after she decides to quit home school, and spend her senior year in public school instead. Mallory […]

Book Review: And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga) by Kiersten White

Book Review: And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga) by Kiersten White

“So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon, what will you sacrifice? What will you let be taken away so that you, too, can have power?” I received an advanced copy of And I Darken this spring when I attended Yallwest. It sounded interesting, but I put it to the side as I tried to catch up […]

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Plague (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Eight months since all the adults disappeared from Perdito Beach, the survivors discover a new horror. A plague has come to town, and is wiping out the kids in the way that hunger and lies have failed to do. In Author Michael Grant’s fourth installment of his best-selling Gone series Sam, Astrid, Caine, Diana, and […]

Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater

“He was a king. This was the year he was going to die.” Author Maggie Stiefvater closes out her popular Raven Cycle series with the fourth and final novel, The Raven King. From the very beginning, readers knew death awaited Blue Sargent’s one true love. Gansey was slated to die from the very beginning, yet it was hard not to […]