Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin

I’ve had this book on my to-read list for quite some time, ever since I first saw the title and read the blurb. Sounds like an intriguing premise, doesn’t it? A book narrated by a character who, due to a head injury, can’t remember the most recent four years of her life. Sign me up […]

The Rival Pack (Werewolf High, Book Eight), by Anita Oh

Here we are, right in the middle of Lucy O’Connor’s junior year at secluded Amaris High. The books of Anita Oh’s Werewolf High series are quick reads, buoyed by strong relationships between the fun characters. This is the eighth book in the series, which makes it close to impossible for me to be completely spoiler-free […]

Obsidio, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This was one of my two most anticipated books of this year, and I made sure to preorder a copy so I could start reading it as soon as it came out. I was a little over a year late to the party for the first part, Illuminae, but I almost immediately jumped into the […]

If I Stay, by Gayle Forman

I was walking around my local library with my daughters a few weeks ago, looking for something quick to read while I waited for another book to be released. There was If I Stay, a book that came out in 2009 and was made into a film—which I didn’t see—in 2014. It didn’t appear to […]

Washing Ashore, by Ginna Moran

And here I am, finishing Ginna Moran’s Spark of Life series. Before I start this review, here’s a reminder: Though I’m spoiler-free for the book I’m reviewing, I cannot (and will not) guarantee that for previous parts in a series. In the first book, Diving Under, narrator Ava Adair was accidentally knocked overboard into the […]

Origin, by Dan Brown

First off, a note to all my followers: I read more than just YA. I also enjoy a good thriller, and I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s books—the four previous Robert Langdon books and his other two, Digital Fortress and Deception Point. All of those came out before I started posting reviews here, and maybe […]

The Fake Boyfriend (Werewolf High Book Seven), by Anita Oh

After how much I enjoyed The Time Loop, Author Anita Oh’s previous installment in her Werewolf High series, I couldn’t wait to get into junior year at the titular magical Amaris High to see what Lucy O’Connor and the werewolf (lycanthrope!) pack are up to. It’s immediately apparent that this book looks different than the […]

Deception (Son of a Mermaid Book Three), by Katie O’Sullivan

Back when I first started reviewing books on my blog, I reviewed the first two books in Katie O’Sullivan’s Son of a Mermaid series. I’ve searched for other YA mermaid series to see the similarities and differences from my own. Diving into very different mermaid worlds and mythologies has been an interesting experience, especially when […]

Treading Water, by Ginna Moran

I had the pleasure of diving into Diving Under, the first part of Ginna Moran’s Spark of Life series, back in November. It tells the story of Ava Adair, recently graduated from high school, whose life changes when she’s accidentally knocked overboard into the ocean and saved by a hunky and sweet merman named Carter. […]

Invisible, by Jeanne Bannon

As a father of three daughters, I want my girls to grow up with a strong sense of self-image, and thus, I’ve become interested in YA fiction that tackles this theme. Since I also enjoy contemporary fantasy, I’m intrigued when the genre is used in a creative way to illustrate the theme. That’s what drew […]