“But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.” Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles quartet is one of my favorite series, so it’s no surprise that I have been highly anticipating her new standalone Heartless from the moment I first heard about it. And Heartless doesn’t disappoint. All Catherine wants is to… Read More Heartless


Crooked Kingdom

“Sometimes,” said Kaz, “a proper thief doesn’t just take. He leaves something behind.” Crooked Kingdom has been one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 ever since I finished it’s brilliant predecessor Six of Crows. Luckily, I was not disappointed. Leigh Bardugo manages to take all of the stunning characterization, wonderful romance, and intricately plotted… Read More Crooked Kingdom


The YA Olympics

In honor of the Olympics this month, I’ve put together a list of YA novels that feature characters who play an Olympic sport and / or are aspiring Olympians. Gymnastics Tumbling by Caela Carter The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross Bonus: Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher, which is… Read More The YA Olympics


The Killer in Me

Margot Harrison’s debut The Killer in Me was an atmospheric and well-written mystery, but ultimitely it wasn’t anything especially memorable or life-changing, which is especially disappointing given the creative premise. Every night, 17-year-old Nina Barrows sees through the eyes of a serial killer named “The Thief.” Unwilling to watch any more innocents die, Nina embarks… Read More The Killer in Me


Never Missing, Never Found

Sometimes it may look like someone is doing something bad, or evil, but when you look more closely at the situation, you realize that whatever’s happening may not be so bad or evil after all. It may be warranted. Maybe even good. I’ve said before that Amanda Panitch one of my favorite YA mystery authors… Read More Never Missing, Never Found


The Problem with Forever

Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem with forever was that it really didn’t exist. The Problem with Forever is an emotional and eye-opening book. The story is simple yet powerful, and reminds us that no matter how bad we think we have it, others have suffered worse. Mallory grew up… Read More The Problem with Forever