Far from the Tree Review

Title: Far from the Tree Author: Robin Benway Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A contemporary novel about three adopted siblings who find each other at just the right moment. Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that … Continue reading Far from the Tree Review

Playing with Matches Review

Title: Playing with Matches Author: Suri Rosen Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A cross between Jane Austen’s Emma, Dear Abby, and Yenta the matchmaker! When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt-but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata … Continue reading Playing with Matches Review

Caraval Review

Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams … Continue reading Caraval Review

ARC Review: The First to Know

Title: The First to Know Author: Abigail Johnson Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Dana Fields's father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, … Continue reading ARC Review: The First to Know

ARC Review: On the Spectrum

Title: On the Spectrum Author: Jennifer Gold Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to escape for the … Continue reading ARC Review: On the Spectrum

When We Collided Review

Title: When We Collided Author: Emery Lord Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know… Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along. Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light … Continue reading When We Collided Review

Love & Gelato Review

Title: Love & Gelato Author: Jenna Evans Welch Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she … Continue reading Love & Gelato Review

10 Things I Can See from Here Review

Title: 10 Things I Can See from Here Author: Carrie Mac Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Perfect for fans of Finding Audrey and Everything, Everything, this is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid … Continue reading 10 Things I Can See from Here Review

ARC Review: Romancing the Throne

Title: Romancing the Throne Author: Nadine Jolie Courtney Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Scandal, secrets, and heartbreak abound in this juicy, modern girl-meets-prince story—perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer E. Smith. For the first time ever, the Weston sisters are at the same boarding school. After an administration … Continue reading ARC Review: Romancing the Throne

Between Shades of Gray Review

Title: Between Shades of Gray Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life … Continue reading Between Shades of Gray Review