Tag Archives: Teens

BOOK REVIEW: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Title: A Whole New WorldAuthor: Liz BraswellPublication: September 1, 2015Publisher: Disney PressGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 279 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? Aladdin is a Street Rat. Like most, he’s just trying to survive another day in impoverished Agrabah. Jasmine is a princess, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Any Place But Here by Sarah Van Name

Title: Any Place But HereAuthor: Sarah Van NamePublication: May 4, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen, YA FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old June can’t think of anything worse than being separated from her best friend, Jess. But at the end of her first semester of junior year she’s expelled for drinking …

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BOOK REVIEW: What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Title: What She Found in the WoodsAuthor: Josephine AngeliniPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running from a scandal at her New York private school, Magdalena heads to her family home to recover under the radar.Over-medicated and under-confident, she’s fearful she’ll never …

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BOOK REVIEW: Echo Island by Jared C. Wilson

Title: Echo IslandAuthor: Jared C. WilsonPublication: October 20, 2020Publisher: B&H KidsGenre: YA Fiction, Teens, Christian FictionPages: 272 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When four recent high school graduates return home from a weekend of camping, they expect to go back to life as usual. Instead, the boys discover empty streets, abandoned cars, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

Title: Five Total StrangersAuthor: Natalie D. RichardsPublication: October 6, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teen & YA Fiction, SuspensePages: 320 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the …

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BOOK REVIEW: Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

Title: Little Creeping ThingsAuthor: Chelsea IchasoPublication: June 2, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 237 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. She’s pretty sure she didn’t mean to do it, and she’d give anything to forget …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale

Title: The Summer I DrownedAuthor: Taylor HalePublication: July 7, 2020Publisher: Wattpad BooksGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Five years after almost drowning, Olivia Cathart returns home to Caldwell Beach determined to face her fears and take some risks―not just by swimming, but by opening her heart. …

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BOOK REVIEW: Confessions About Colton by Olivia Harvard

Title: Confessions About ColtonAuthor: Olivia HarvardPublication: March 3, 2020Publisher:  Wattpad BooksGenre: Teen & YA FictionPages: 360 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Seven letters, seven confessions, seven clues. Colton Crest was the Golden Boy of Hampton High. However, during May, he mysteriously disappeared and returned like nothing ever happened. Something went wrong during …

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