Review: The Bone Houses

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: September 24, 2019 Pages: 352 Format: hardcover | Source: library/purchased Genres: young adult, historical fantasy, horror Rating: Seventeen-year-old Aderyn ("Ryn") only cares about two things: her family, and her family's graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, … Continue reading Review: The Bone Houses

Mini Review Monday: The Catch-Up Edition

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest Published by: Roaring Brook Press Pub Date: June 4, 2019 Pages: 272 Format: arc | Source: publisher Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: When Chloe Pierce’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Catch-Up Edition

Mini Review Monday: If I’m Being Honest

If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub Date: April 23, 2019 Pages: 362 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: If I’m Being Honest

Mini Review Monday: The 5-Star Fire Edition

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevado Published by: Harper Teen Pub Date: May 7th 2019 Pages: 400 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, contemporary Rating: From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The 5-Star Fire Edition

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Published by: St. Martin's Griffin Pub Date: May 14, 2019 Pages: 432 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: New Adult, contemporary romance, LGBTQ+ Rating: A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best … Continue reading Review: Red, White & Royal Blue

Review: Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Published by: Del Ray Pub Date: July 10, 2018 Pages: 480 Format: ebook | Source: library Genres: adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young … Continue reading Review: Spinning Silver

Review: Pride

Pride by Ibi Zoboi Published by: Balzer + Bray Pub Date: September 18, 2018 Pages: 304 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, contemporary, retelling Rating: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn … Continue reading Review: Pride

Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: April 3, 2018 Pages: 432 Format: hardcover| Source: purchased Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating: Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of … Continue reading Review: Starry Eyes

Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust Published by: Flatiron Books Pub Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Format: hardcover | Source: library Genres: young adult, fantasy, retelling Rating:  Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat … Continue reading Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass