A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, by Krystal Sutherland

I added this book to my to-read list as soon as I first learned of it, and as soon as it was available at a local library, I checked it out. I’m going to start by saying that I absolutely loved this book, and then I’m going to present a semi-definitive list of awesome reasons […]

Diving Under, by Ginna Moran

I found another YA mermaid series! If you follow my reviews, you know that as an author of a YA mermaid series, I’m always looking for such books. I mean, those authors and I are inspired by the same folklore and mythology, yet we create vastly different worlds and circumstances. I enjoy the stories even […]

The Cage, by Megan Shepherd

I’m not entirely sure when I came across this 2015 release, but I know I purchased it—along with two other books—last summer using an Amazon gift card I was given. I read those other two books pretty much right away, but this one sat on my bookcase for over a year. There really wasn’t a […]

This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

In the past few years, I’ve added a lot of YA books to my to-read list that I doubt I’ll get to them all. One of the advantages of having a to-read list at Goodreads is that I receive notifications whenever there’s a discount on the eBook edition of one of those books. And that’s […]

Haunting the Deep, by Adriana Mather

Last year, I read Adriana Mather’s stunning debut How to Hang a Witch and declared it my favorite book of 2016. I loved the mash-up between the Salem Witch trials and Mean Girls, with its subtext about persecution and bullying not only in 1692 but in present-day high school. As soon as I learned there’d […]

Follow Me Back, by A.V. Geiger

I had just finished a book, and I had almost a week before another highly anticipated book was going to be released, so I wanted something I could easily read in the interim. Rather than search for something new, I searched through the backlog on my Kindle. Somewhere along the way, I downloaded this book, […]

Rise of the Aces, by C.J. Williams

If you’re a fan of the X-Men or of the television show Heroes (the first season, anyway), then allow me to introduce you to a new set of people with mutant and/or superhero powers. I had the pleasure of being an early reader for the intriguing sci-fi/fantasy novel by debut author C.J. Williams, and let […]

Submerge, by Tobie Easton

After finishing Tobie Easton’s incredible debut Emerge, which I loved and placed at #5 in my favorite books read last year, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. The story was simply lots of fun, and the plot and conflict were wrapped up so nicely, that I wasn’t sure what a sequel could even look like. […]

Ocean So Wide, by Nichole Giles

Almost two years ago, I came across Nichole Giles’s book Water So Deep, the first book in this series. As a fan of mermaids, I was drawn to the premise of the book, which told of Emma Harris, a girl who was slowly becoming a mermaid. I gave the book three stars because it dragged […]

The Time Loop (Werewolf High Book Six), by Anita Oh

Author Anita Oh’s previous book in this series came out in mid-July, so I wasn’t expecting to see the newest book so soon. It was released just a little over a month after the one before it, so when I stumbled upon it—and saw its title—I was honestly thrilled. Let’s start with a brief recap […]