*Guest review post contributed by Ahouseofbooks* The Life of a Banana by PP Wong. When her mother dies in a freak accident, our 12-year-old narrator Xing and older brother Lai Ker move in with their domineering grandmother, disabled uncle, and wannabe-actress aunt.
Title: Kenneth Chapter Author: S. M. Lambert Genre: Fiction / Urban A red Ferrari, a violent delinquent, the sexy captain of the high school cheerleading squad, and lots of kickass karate: Charles Gill Jr.’s three-week adventure is a wild one. In Kenneth Chapter, sixteen-year-old Charles promises to make the most of his three… Read More Editorial Review – Kenneth Chapter
Title: Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves – Book Three: Valley of Shadows Author: Jodi Lea Stewart Genre: Young Adult Fiction An adventurous mystery for young adults, Valley of Shadows is the third book in Jodi Lea Stewart’s trilogy, Silka, the Girl of Many Scarves. Building on the first two books, this one… Read More Editorial Review – Valley of Shadows
Title: Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves, Book Two: Canyon of Doom Author: Jodi Lea Stewart Genre: YA / Adventure-Mystery When Silki and her best friend Birdie find a metal disk in Canyon Daacha, they know it’s special, but they have no idea it will wreak havoc on the reservation. In Silki, the… Read More Editorial Review – Canyon of Doom
by Em Does Book Reviews 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… Read More Anna and the French Kiss – Book Review
Title: All the Bright Places Author: Jennifer Niven Publisher: Knopf Publication Date: January 6, 2015 Tara’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars My local bookstore has been promoting this book like CRAZY for weeks and weeks – so I finally bit the bullet and gave it a shot, only to be 100% captivated.
Title: The Sandbox Author: JW Patrick Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction In The Sandbox, anything is possible. For Isla, Dan, and Sonny, the Sandbox is a safe haven for them. Another world, or rather, a world within ours, that seems to be connected to their reality, but they aren’t entirely sure… Read More Editorial Review – The Sandbox
Title: Losing Normal Author: Francis Moss Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian / Science Fiction Losing Normal explores the dangers of rapidly evolving technology and the effect it has on everyone, including people like Alex Rinato. People never quite see Alex as “normal” because he is on the Autism spectrum. He and his friend… Read More Editorial Review – Losing Normal
Title: Heroes By Design Author: D.A. Irsik Genre: Young Adult / Christian A tale of friendship, faith, and perseverance takes center stage in Heroes by Design by D.A. Irsik. It follows the lives of Sela, Emily, and Zach–three friends who take pride in their Christian beliefs and the work they do in God’s… Read More Editorial Review – Heroes By Design
Publication Date: September 13, 2016 Author: Traci Chee Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can… Read More The Reader – Book Review