Tag Archives: YA Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Title: HopelessAuthor: Colleen HooverPublication: May 7, 2013Publisher: Atria BooksGenre: YA Fiction, RomancePages: 416 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: Shattered MidnightAuthor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublication: January 18, 2022Publisher: Disney-HyperionGenre: Fantasy, YA FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a tragic accident caused by her …

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BOOK REVIEW: This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore

Title: This Is Why We LieAuthor: Gabriella LeporePublication: September 21, 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressGenre: YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 292 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is …

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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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