suspense · young adult

REVIEW: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

The Official Description: In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, a devastating but hopeful YA debut about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future. There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey I thought I would be safe after my… Continue reading REVIEW: Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

lgbtqia content · romance · young adult

REVIEW: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

The Official Description: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless, inspired by Grease. When Ollie meets his dream guy, Will, over summer break, he thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After. But once summer’s ended, Will stops texting him back, and Ollie finds himself one prince short of a fairytale ending. To complicate the fairytale… Continue reading REVIEW: Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

lgbtqia content · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

The Official Description: All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different. As Kane pieces together… Continue reading REVIEW: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

re-telling · young adult

REVIEW: The Shrike and the Shadows by Chantel Gadoury and A.M. Wright

The Official Description: Men have gone missing before. The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has. When men start to disappear once again in the cover… Continue reading REVIEW: The Shrike and the Shadows by Chantel Gadoury and A.M. Wright

Dystopian · suspense · young adult

REVIEW: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Official Description: SURVIVE THE YEAR. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on… Continue reading REVIEW: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: We Are Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar

The descriptive bit: We Are Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar tells an important story that took place in the 80s. Michael is a young man who is just becoming comfortable with his sexuality, and he's living in a time when he has to contemplate the fact that having sex might kill him. HIV/AIDS is… Continue reading REVIEW: We Are Lost And Found by Helene Dunbar

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

The Official Description: Nandan’s got a plan to make his junior year perfect. He’s going to make sure all the parties are chill, he’s going to smooth things over with his ex, and he’s going to help his friend Dave get into the popular crowd—whether Dave wants to or not. The high school social scene might… Continue reading REVIEW: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

lgbtqia content · young adult

REVIEW: Monster of the Week! The Rules Book 2 by F.T. Lukens

The Official Description: Spring semester of Bridger Whitt’s senior year of high school is looking great. He has the perfect boyfriend, a stellar best friend, and an acceptance letter to college. He also has this incredible job as an assistant to Pavel Chudinov, an intermediary tasked with helping cryptids navigate the modern world. His days… Continue reading REVIEW: Monster of the Week! The Rules Book 2 by F.T. Lukens

lgbtqia content · sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: I’m a Gay Wizard by V.S. Santoni

The Official Description: You do magic once, and it sticks to you like glitter glue… When Johnny and his best friend, Alison, pass their summer holidays dabbling in magic, they never expect it to have consequences. Sure, it'd be great if they could banish bullies or change their lives for the better, and what harm could… Continue reading REVIEW: I’m a Gay Wizard by V.S. Santoni

sci-fi / fantasy · young adult

REVIEW: What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron

The Official Description: Golden boy Griffin Tomlin is found dead, floating in his pool, the morning after his family’s Labor Day party, and neighbor Emily Porterfield is arrested for his murder. No one knows why she killed him, except for her younger sister, Clara. The secrets behind What Happened That Night unravel in dual timelines: in… Continue reading REVIEW: What Happened That Night by Deanna Cameron