Category Archives: Young Adult Reviews

Things I Should Have Known – Book Review

 

Things I should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

4 stars

Publication Date: 28th March, 2017

From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy. 

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The Kiss of Deception – Book Review

 

 

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 tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

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Figment – Book Review

 

Figment

(Insanity #2)

Author: Cameron Jace

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: 262

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairy Tellings, Retellings, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Horror

Review: I absolutely loved the first book in this series by Cameron Jace. It was a completely new retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it was beyond unique.

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It’s Not Me, It’s You – Book Review

 

This book was sent for free by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Also by this author: The Taming of the Drew
Published by Point on October 25th 2016
ISBN: 0545952581
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 288
Format: paperback
Source: the publisher
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD

One high school girl’s comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved! 

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Drake and the Fliers – Book Review

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I was kindly sent a free copy of this book by the author Allison Maruska for a review.  Drake and the Fliers is a great YA urban fantasy, here is my review.

After a terrible virus kills all humanity except for teenagers, Drake finds himself all alone.  With his sister dead and the only other visible survivors vandalizing his home, Drake is reluctant to seek out others…That is until he shapeshifts into a dragon.

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Tell Me Three Things – Book Review

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Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author/s: Julie Buxbaum

Publication Date: April 05, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages:336

 

Synopsis

“Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

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The Sun Is Also a Star – Book Review

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Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release: November 1, 2016 (Delacorte Press)
Copy: Paperback
Rating: Four and a half out of Five Stars

Before anything else, I received a physical Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of this book as part of my participation in this blog tour hosted by Book Freak Revelations – this, however, neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Thank you very much, JM and the wonderful people from Penguin Random House for the opportunity!

 

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The Homecoming – Book Review

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The Homecoming by Stacie Ramey

It’s been a year since John lost his girlfriend, Leah, to suicide. Living with his uncle keeps his mind from the tragedy and his screwed up family—until he gets into trouble and a judge sends him back home. With a neglectful mother and abusive brother, John’s homecoming is far from happy.

As he tries to navigate and repair the relationships he abandoned years ago, Emily, the girl next door, is the only bright spot. She’s sweet and smart and makes him think his heart may finally be healing. But tragedy isn’t far away, and John must soon face an impossible decision: save his family or save himself.

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