“One foot with the living and one with the dead.” – City of Ghosts Review

Title: City of Ghosts Author: Victoria Schwab Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: August 2018 Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: ★★★★☆ Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, […]

“Warriors in the garden” – Children of Blood and Bone Review

Title: Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books Publication Date: March 2018 Genre: Fantasy Rating: ★★★★★ Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]

Overhyped? – Shatter Me Review

Title: Shatter Me Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: November 2011 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she […]

“It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world” – Caraval Review

  Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.   Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber Publisher: Flatiron Books Publication Date: January 2017 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Rating: ★★★★☆ Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father […]

Renegades by Marissa Meyer – Review

Title: Renegades Author: Marissa Meyer Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Publication Date: November 2017 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and […]

Thou Shalt Kill – Scythe Review

Thou shalt kill. Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman Publisher: Simon Shuster Books Publication Date: November 2016 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia Rating: ★★★★★ A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and […]

One of the best books I’ve read this year? – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: June 2017 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Romance, Domestic Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the […]

The Hate U Give Review

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: February 2017 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary Rating: ★★★★★ Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting […]

Vicious Review

Title: Vicious Author: V.E. Schwab Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: September 2013 Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an […]