Illuminae Review

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet … Continue reading Illuminae Review

ARC Review: Tyler Johnson Was Here

Title: Tyler Johnson Was Here Author: Jay Coles Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next … Continue reading ARC Review: Tyler Johnson Was Here

The Lines We Cross Review

Title: The Lines We Cross Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A boy. A girl. Two families. One great divide. Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails … Continue reading The Lines We Cross Review

ARC Review: I Have Lost My Way

Title: I Have Lost My Way Author: Gayle Forman Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, … Continue reading ARC Review: I Have Lost My Way

Bone Gap Review

Title: Bone Gap Author: Laura Ruby Genre & Age Group: Magical realism, fantasy, mystery, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, … Continue reading Bone Gap Review

The Unlikelies Review

Title: The Unlikelies Author: Carrie Firestone Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis:  One good deed will change everything. Sadie is not excited for the summer before her senior year. It will be her first without her college-bound best friend and (now ex-)boyfriend by her side, so Sadie braces herself for a long, … Continue reading The Unlikelies Review

I See London, I See France Review

Title: I See London, I See France Author: Sarah Mlynowski Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, travel, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants. Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. … Continue reading I See London, I See France Review

One of Us is Lying Review

Title: One of Us is Lying Author: Karen M. McManus Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, thriller, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something … Continue reading One of Us is Lying Review

ARC Review: One Love

Title: One Love Author: Deanna Cabinian Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, travel, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Long-distance relationships are tough. Thompson should know. He’s going to college in Hawaii, but Greta’s in Italy. When he meets Charlotte things get complicated. Is it Greta he wants to be with? Or Charlotte? Will he discover that, … Continue reading ARC Review: One Love

The Hate U Give Review

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood … Continue reading The Hate U Give Review