Tag Archives: YA Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and BoneAuthor: Leigh BardugoPublication: June 5, 2012Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.Genre: YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 369 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodsreads) Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne

Title: The Girl in the HeadlinesAuthor: Hannah JaynePublication: July 6, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Andrea McNulty goes to sleep on her eighteenth birthday with a near-perfect life: she’s a high school field hockey star, a doted-upon big sister, the beloved daughter of two happy …

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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: 14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph

Title: 14 Ways to DieAuthor: Vincent RalphPublication: June 1, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & Ya Fiction, Mystery, ThrillerPages: 349 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Ten years ago, Jess’s mother was murdered by the Magpie Man.She was the first of his victims but not the last.Now Jess is the star of a YouTube …

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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: The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle

Title: The Murder GameAuthor: Carrie DoylePublication: April 6, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller, SuspensePages: 384 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) What if your best friend and roommate killed a teacher at your prep school? Or what if he didn’t do it, but he’s being framed, and you’re the only person who …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa Sheinmel

Title: The Castle School (for Troubled Girls)Author: Alyssa SheinmelPublication: March 2, 2021Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: YA FictionPages: 400 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When Moira Dreyfuss’s parents announce that they’re sending her to an all-girls boarding school deep in the Maine woods, Moira isn’t fooled. She knows her parents are punishing her; she’s …

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BOOK REVIEW: Revenge of the Sluts by Natalie Walton

Title: Revenge of the SlutsAuthor: Natalie WaltonPublication: February 2, 2021Publisher: Wattpad BooksGenre: YA FictionPages: 328 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Double standards are about to get singled out. In this stunning debut, author Natalie Walton tackles privacy and relationships in the digital age. As a lead reporter for The Warrior Weekly, Eden …

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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: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Title: AdmissionAuthor: Julie BuxbaumPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: Teens & YA FictionPages: 354 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college …

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