Legendary, by Stephanie Garber

When I read Caraval last year, I suspected that I’d enjoy it. The idea of a magical scavenger hunt embedded within a five-day-long Renaissance Faire environment was too awesome to pass up. Needless to say, it appeared pretty high on my year-end list of favorite books. And the epilogue’s teaser for the sequel Legendary had […]

What Light, by Jay Asher

Being a big fan of Asher’s YA book Thirteen Reasons Why, I’ve had this book on my radar since it first came out. I was looking for something quick to read until the release of another book I was anticipating, so when I saw that this was relatively short, I checked it out of the […]

The Vanishing Girl, by Laura Thalassa

This book has been on my Kindle awhile, and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I was intrigued by the premise—about a girl who teleports in the middle of the night and a government agency who wants to exploit her ability and those of teens like her. Oh, and then there was the added […]

Forbidden Tides, by Kyla Stan

I love a good mermaid book, and when I got the opportunity to read an advance copy of Kyla Stan’s new book, Forbidden Tides, I took it. I had already read her YA werewolf novel, Poet Tongue, and some of the aspects of that book I enjoyed were its vivid descriptions of the natural setting […]

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 […]