Tag Archives: YA

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma~ YA Book Review

This book was strange. While the basic premise wasn’t the freshest, what the author did with it kind of was. By just adding a few oddities, the author took an old trope and made it feel new. And fun. This … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ~ YA Book Review

There was something kind of beautiful about this book. There were some things that were pretty silly and hokey, too, but those things didn’t really diminish the beauty. And while the book is probably best described as Young Adult, I … Continue reading

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The Dare by Hannah Jayne ~ Mystery Fiction Book Review

I’ve read a book by author Hannah Jayne before, and after reading a second, I’ve got to say that this author is one to watch! Her twisty, suspenseful mysteries centered around YA characters are big on thrills and chills. The … Continue reading

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Paper Towns by John Green ~ YA Fiction Book Review

John Green can write. I don’t think anyone disputes that. He creates characters that feel authentic and real, but this book left me severely underwhelmed. I’ve never read another book that won the YA Edgar Award, but I can’t help … Continue reading

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This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp ~ Fiction Book Review

This book by Dutch author Marieke Nijkamp got off to a bit of a rocky start. It introduces a lot of characters and scene changes before you have a chance to find your footing (knowing who is who, etc.). But … Continue reading

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Flawless (Pretty Little Liars #2) by Sara Shepard ~ Fiction Book Review

I keep asking myself why I’m reading these books. I’m slightly ashamed of myself. But the honest truth is that I’m reading them because I can’t stop! They’re my guilty pleasure. When I’m reading an adult book, I’m thinking of these … Continue reading

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If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch ~ Fiction Book Review

Wow! It’s impossible for me to believe that this is a first book. It was just so . . . well, good, I guess, for lack of a better word. The writing was sharp, the imagery fresh and unique, the voice … Continue reading

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Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard ~ Fiction Book Review

I’ve heard about the TV show, Pretty Little Liars, and while I’ve never seen an episode, I have humored the thought that in another life (younger, more time, if I knew what channel it was on) it might be a … Continue reading

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ~ Fiction Book Review

I didn’t realize that this was a Young Adult book when I picked it up, but once again I found myself pleasantly astounded. YA  books weren’t like this when I was younger. This book was smart and beautifully written in … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ~ Fiction Book Review

I don’t often read YA books, but I’m wondering if I should change that, because every one I read turns out to be an unexpected delight. Although I haven’t seen the movie, I heard enough about this book – both good and … Continue reading

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