Gemini, by Sonya Mukherjee

As soon as I learned about this book, I wanted to read it. It wasn’t available at the time, so I’d have to wait. And wait. And wait. I avoided reading reviews, but I saw the high average star rating it had—people who had the privilege of reading an advance copy loved it. But I […]

If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo

As soon as I learned about this book, I wanted to read it. And as soon as I saw it on display in the YA room of a local library, I checked it out and started reading a few days later (because I wasn’t yet done with a different book). As I quickly read this […]

You Wish, by Mandy Hubbard

I’m still doing last minute things for the release of Skipping the Scales, and I haven’t read anything new in a while, so I’m back with a review of another book that I read and adored before I started blogging. Also, it’s MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff, and the story of how/why I bought […]

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

I’m super busy doing the final read-through and line-editing of the proof copy of Skipping the Scales, so I’m not currently reading anything else. However, I want to keep the reviews going here at the Stuff. Between now and the release date (July 14), I’m posting reviews of a few books that I read before […]

Emerge, by Tobie Easton

As a YA author whose debut book is a story about mermaids, I assigned myself a mission to read similar books in the genre, and I’ve enjoyed them to varying degrees. Well, there’s a new fish in the ocean: Emerge by Tobie Easton. This is her first novel, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I […]

The Siren, by Kiera Cass

“A girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An Ocean between them.” What a fantastic tagline on the gorgeous front cover of this book! It so perfectly sums up the plot and conflict of the story in ways I didn’t realize when I started the book. Notice how Ocean is capitalized. Hmmm…what could that […]

Another Day, by David Levithan

“No matter how hard you try to keep hold of a day, it’s going to leave you.” When I read Levithan’s Every Day last spring, it became one of my favorite books of the year and of all time. I was both skeptical and intrigued upon hearing the news that Levithan was writing not a […]

Five Seven Five (The Boy with Words, Book One), by C.E. Wilson

I previously featured C.E. Wilson in an author spotlight when her previous YA book To Nowhere came out. The story was about a girl named Lyris who wandered through some kind of portal into a world of giants who sell humans as some kind of exotic pets. I gave the book five stars for its […]

Slaying Shadows, by Dan Rix

Let me start by saying that I didn’t know I’d enjoy this series so much, and I certainly didn’t know I’d plow through these four books so quickly. When I started, I didn’t realize how long the series was, so when I read the author’s note at the end of the third book telling me […]

Translucent, by Dan Rix

Imagine a substance that when stretched over an object (or a person) will render it (s/he) invisible. That alone was enough incentive for me to buy this book. I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of invisibility, particularly how individual authors would deal with the specifics and the physics of it. If someone’s invisible but […]