Brenna Yovanoff has never disappointed me. Her dark, paranormal romances have always been deliciously creepy and a little bit weird with beautiful prose. So she’s always a safe bet for a solid read. I wouldn’t call any of her previous books a favorite, but I always enjoyed them. Her latest, Places No One Knows, completely blew… Continue reading Review: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
Don’t be fooled; this isn’t a sports story. Not really. I loved, loved, loved Sway, Kat Spears debut. It had such incredible voice and captured the complicated dynamics of grief and friendship and attraction between teens. It was just so fucking real. Breakaway is no different.
While visiting my brother in sunny California this summer, I cheated on my assigned summer reading by sneaking in some advanced readers’ copies into my beach reading. I was craving a feel good, layered contemporary YA romance, and while it wasn’t my favorite of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s novels, the companion to My Life Next Door still delivered… Continue reading Book Review: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The world needs more books like A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith. More quiet books that don’t have a catchy hook, but instead have amazing character development. More books about female friendship, and how fraught with complications they can be during adolescence.
Series finales often fill me with equal parts anticipation and dread. If I’ve really loved a series, and stuck with it through the final installment, I’ve invested in the story. But a disappointing ending to a trilogy can also color how I felt about the series as a whole, and it’s more of a risk… Continue reading Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers