Category: Reviews

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

Posted June 2, 2017 by Adalyn in Fantasy, Historical Fiction / 2 Comments
The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye Rating: 5/5 stars Published: May 16, 2017 by Balzer + Bray Pages: 400 (hardcover) Series: Second in the Crown’s Fate duology Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction/Fantasy Summary from Goodreads: Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more […]

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Posted May 11, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 0 Comments
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

the names they gave us by emery lord Rating: 5/5 stars Published: May 16, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens Pages: 440 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and […]

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted April 20, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 1 Comment
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake Rating: 4/5 stars Published: May 02, 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers Pages: 336 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl […]

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

Posted April 9, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 1 Comment
It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

It Started with Goodbye by Christina June Rating: 4/5 stars Published: May 09, 2017 by Blink/HarperCollins Pages: 304 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free […]

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Posted March 28, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 1 Comment
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella by Ashley Poston Rating: 5/5 stars Published: April 04, 2017 by Quirk Books Pages: 320 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The […]

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

Posted March 6, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 1 Comment
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner Rating: 4/5 stars Published: March 07, 2017 by Knopf Pages: 304 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend […]

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Posted February 23, 2017 by Adalyn in Historical Fiction / 5 Comments
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee Rating: 4/5 stars Published: May 24, 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Pages: 391 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Summary from Goodreads: San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s […]

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones was Not What I Expected

Posted February 2, 2017 by Adalyn in Fantasy / 2 Comments
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones was Not What I Expected

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones Rating: 3/5 stars Published: February 7, 2017 by Thomas Dunne Pages: 448 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Retelling Summary from Goodreads: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell. All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the […]

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Broke my Heart

Posted January 9, 2017 by Adalyn in Contemporary / 6 Comments
A List of Cages by Robin Roe Broke my Heart

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Rating: 5/5 stars Published: January 10, 2017 by Disney-Hyperion Pages: 320 (hardcover) Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Summary from Goodreads: When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of […]