Here Lies Daniel Tate

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people are bad at keeping secrets, and eventually everything shows. You can learn all there is to know by watching someone hard enough, long enough. Cristin Terrill’s debut All Our Yesterdays is one of my favorite books of all time, so I was ecstatic when I… Read More Here Lies Daniel Tate


Words in Deep Blue

What’s the point in living on past the moment when those we have loved have left us? And how can we ever forgive ourselves for letting them go? Words in Deep Blue is an emotion-packed, beautifully written, and deeply moving story about loss, the power of books, and finding closure. The day before she moved,… Read More Words in Deep Blue


The Hate U Give

Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right. The Hate U Give is an extremely powerful and important novel that is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Now more than ever, we need books like this so we can make sure that Khalil, and… Read More The Hate U Give



Dreamfall is an original and unique story that is relatively difficult to get into in terms of keeping track of the cast of characters, but once you begin reading it’s captivating and impossible to put down. Dreamfall follows seven teenagers who have signed up for an experimental procedure to help cure their insomnia. But when… Read More Dreamfall


YA Character Doppelgängers

When it comes to characters in books, the more books you read, the more similarities you begin to notice between characters in different books. Here are some characters that I’ve noticed that share a lot in common: Annabeth Chase + Kestrel Trajan The first noticeable similarity between Annabeth and Kestrel is undeniably their intellect. Neither… Read More YA Character Doppelgängers



Beware the goblin men, and the wares they sell. Wintersong is a beautifully written fantasy with an imaginative and captivating world, but it lacks the substance and depth it truly needs to be memorable. When 19-year-old Liesl’s sister Käthe is kidnapped by goblins, Liesel is forced to make a treacherous journey into the goblins’ underground… Read More Wintersong