Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Pages : 407 Genre : YA, Fantasy Series : Caraval, book 1 My Rating : 2.5/5 About the Book  : Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show,...

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Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Pages : 452 Genre : YA, fantasy Series : The Lunar Chronicles, book 2 My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, is trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her...

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Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Pages : 384 Genre : Historical Fiction, YA Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason...

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Review : The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

Review : The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Pages : 304 Genre : Fiction, (YA) Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys—Billy, Alf, and Clark—who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and...

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Review : Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review : Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Pages : 320 Genre : YA Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual...

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Review : The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Review : The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Pages : 348 Genre : YA Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica....

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Review : This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Review : This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston Pages : 320 Genre : YA, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Five went in. Four came out. No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the district attorney’s office...

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Review : What Light by Jay Asher

Review : What Light by Jay Asher

What Light by Jay Asher Pages : 316 Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 About the Book  : Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means...

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