Category Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole

Title: A Thousand Boy Kisses Author: Tillie Cole Series: N/A Genre: Young Adult Published: March 15th 2016 Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ “Why does it take a life ending to learn how to cherish each day? Why must we wait until we run out of time to start to accomplish all that we dreamed, when once […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (Sep ’17): Also Known As by Robin Benway

A great book to start the new school year with! It’s full of wonderful friendships and exciting adventures ala Nancy Drew. It’s a fun take on spies theme and stars a kickass heroine. Also Known As by Robin Benway Genre: Young Adult SYNOPSIS: Which is more dangerous: being an international spy… or surviving high school? […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (Jul ’17): The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

I’m not really a fan of YA which is obvious in the way I rarely give the genre 4-stars because I can’t connect with the characters and I feel like most have silly plots and characterizations but The Start of Me and You is a bit different. The characters have flaws that are realistic. For […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Title: Hunted Author: Meagan Spooner Series: N/A Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale Retelling, Young Adult Published: March 14th 2017 by HarperTeen Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “Fairy tales are about lessons. Those who are virtuous and true are rewarded, while those who are wicked and greedy are punished.” SYNOPSIS: Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Encore by Tara Kelly

Title: Encore Author: Tara Kelly Series: Amplified #2 Genre: Young Adult Published: November 28th 2016 by Entangled Publishing Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ SYNOPSIS: I lied my way into a band, humiliated them on stage, and got my heart broken by the bassist. Now…we’re on tour together. Of course my dad, who I haven’t seen since […]

SERIES REVIEW: Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

Series Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Status: Completed Number of Books: 3 Genre: Young Adult Dystopia Series (Average) Rating: 4.33/5 stars ★★★★ LEGEND is a young adult dystopian series set in a future America divided into two countries: the Republic and the Colonies. The story stars two teens–both ‘legends’ in their own rights–named June and […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (JAN ’17): Golden by Jessi Kirby

Happy New Year everyone! I feel this book is the most appropriate read to begin our years with because it is about letting go of the past, finding new beginnings and going for what you really want in life. I want to set the mood for rest of my year and I want as inspiring […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Title: The Replacement Crush Author: Lisa Brown Roberts Series: N/A Genre: Young Adult Published: September 6th 2016 by Entangled: Teen Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ “True love can’t be strategized.” SYNOPSIS: After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect […]

BOOK REVIEW: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #2 Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Published: October 18th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “And blood and tears and screams did not matter anymore, because at least they are together.” SYNOPSIS: Moving to a space station at the […]

BOOK REVIEW: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series: The Illuminae Files #1 Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult Published: October 20th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★ “You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run […]

SERIES REVIEW: Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Series Title: Starbound Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Status: Completed Number of Books: 3 (All books are stand-alone; continuing story arc) Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi Series (Average) Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★ It’s been quite a while since I posted a series review. I only do so when I really love all the characters. I […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (SEP ’16): My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I know, it’s super late to post this now but I kind of have to, as I promised I wouldn’t miss out on any months. Anyway, My Life Next Door is my first foray into the young adult genre and I loved it. It set the bar so high so it eventually became the book […]

BOOK REVIEW: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Title: Golden Author: Jessi Kirby Series: N/A Genre: Young Adult Published: May 14th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★   “One often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it.” SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to […]

BOOK OF THE MONTH (MAY ’16): These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

May is my birth month and I feel like I need to feature a book that has become special to me. These Broken Stars fit the bill. I fell in love with the cover immediately after seeing it (just look at that beautiful gown and gorgeous boy!) and fell even more in love with the […]

BOOK REVIEW: Torched by Andrea Colt

Title: Torched Author: Andrea Colt Series: N/A Genre: Young Adult Published: September 8th 2012 Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★ “I’d thought the key to life was being perfect–perfect car, perfect boyfriend, perfect hair and clothes and grades. Then I’d lost most of that list, and you know what? I was still me. Maybe I wasn’t perfect, […]