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
One of the requests I get the most in the library is for books like those Sarah Dessen writes. This translates to books that are about the real struggles of teen girls with a side of romance. This means books with complicated characters and a strong sense of place. Here are my go-to recommendations… Continue reading If You Like Sarah Dessen…
I’ve been working on a presentation for a workshop on collection development and readers’ advisory for LGBTQ YA, and so I’ve been looking for more new titles coming out. Here’s my first round up of 2015 LGBTQ young adult literature. The eight books below are newly released or coming out in Fall 2015.
It was 100% nostalgia that prompted me to put this contemporary YA on my list. I was totally that girl in middle school that wrote love letters I never intended to send. So, when I was looking for a short audio book that would be kind of a palette cleanser, I checked this out expecting… Continue reading Audiobook Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I usually rotate between genres, but I have been craving YA fantasy in the vein of Graceling and Finnikin of the Rock lately. I’d read the first few pages of Throne of Glass when it first came out and it didn’t really pique my interest at the time, but I decided to give it a try… Continue reading Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas