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 […]

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

There’s been buzz about this book and author since it first came out in 2015, and you may have seen previews for the recent film adaptation. Because of the high overall rating it has, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up when I saw it for 25% off at a local supermarket. I figured I’d […]

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

So it’s that time of year, when my school chooses a summer reading book that the entire student body will read. Though it’s not summer vacation yet, teachers were asked to come up with activities—from all different subjects—to accompany the students’ reading of the chosen book. This summer, the students will be reading The Book […]

Cruel and Unusual, by C.E. Wilson

As a fellow self-published author, I am both awestruck and envious of C.E. Wilson. Her output of work since I’ve started blogging is impressive to say the least, and I wish I could be as prolific as she is. I’m just as amazed by her imaginative plots and characters as I am by their integration […]

The Soul Bond (Werewolf High Book Four), by Anita Oh

It’s my last review of 2016, so I decided to return to the YA fiction equivalent of comfort food. Something familiar that would tie me over until the new year. I’ve already read the first three books in Anita Oh’s Werewolf High series, and since the fourth one just came out, it made for a […]

The Girl in the Time Machine, by Debra Chapoton

I recently got an Amazon gift card, and I used it to order a book that I really want to read, but I have to wait for it to arrive. Also, I just finished (and loved) a book that I really wanted to read, but I’m still working on writing that review. So I searched through […]

The Promise, by C.E. Wilson

If you’ve been following my reviews, you should know by now that I’m a fan of author C.E. Wilson’s work, particularly her tales of size-disparate people. Whether it be the giant world of To Nowhere, or the dystopian tale with a twist The Boy with Words, you know you’re in for a well-thought-out story with […]

Black Sun, by Dan Rix

Whoa! Wow. What? Back at the start of the year, I binge-read the first four books in Rix’s Translucent series. I loved them, and you can go back and read my reviews of them here, here, here, and here. It’s been several months since I was last in narrator Leona’s headspace, and would that hiatus break […]

Places No One Knows, by Brenna Yovanoff

On the surface, this book is YA romance between a super-motivated girl and a super-slacker boy. That somewhat common trope wouldn’t be enough to attract me to this. What pulled me in was the inclusion of a magical realism element. I like YA contemporary books with one little fantastical twist, especially if it’s used well […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Every year, our school chooses one summer reading book that the entire student body will read. This is our sixth year doing so (last year’s selection can be viewed here), but it was handled differently this year. Instead of having the students vote among three to five finalists, the administration picked the book. This book was […]