You’re Welcome, Universe — Whitney Gardner

TITLE: You’re Welcome, Universe AUTHOR: Whitney Gardner RELEASED: March 7th, 2017; Knopf GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Assigned reading for MLIS 7421: Multicultural Youth Literature. (Yeah, the class I took almost a year ago. That’s how overdue this review is…) Ironically enough, I had removed this book from my TBR in a blog post just a couple of […]

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We Told Six Lies — Victoria Scott

TITLE: We Told Six Lies AUTHOR: Victoria Scott RELEASED: February 5th, 2019; Entangled Teen GENRE: Thriller AGE RANGE: YA Cobain thought everything was going great with his girlfriend Molly, until she goes missing. Until everything he thought he knew about her and their relationship comes crashing down around him. Until he sets out on a mission to find her all […]

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Snow in Love [fluffy YA contemporary anthology]

TITLE: Snow in Love AUTHORS: Kasie West, Aimee Friedman, Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone RELEASED: October 30th, 2018; Point GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA Like many of us in the fandom of YA contemporary reads, I love a good, fluffy Christmas story, but I find that “fluffy” contemporary works best for me in short formatting, so that […]

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Night Shift — Robin Triggs

TITLE: Night Shift AUTHOR: Robin Triggs RELEASED: November 15th, 2018; Flame Tree Press GENRE: Thriller AGE RANGE: Adult When Anders is given a new job way above his pay grade, he’s grateful. Working as the only security guard overlooking a crew of a dozen miners in Antarctica for six months? Everyone assumes it’s going to be a quiet […]

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Truth or Beard — Penny Reid

TITLE: Truth or Beard AUTHOR: Penny Reid SERIES: Winston Brothers, #1 RELEASED: July 21st, 2015 GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: New Adult When Jessica James returns home to Tennessee, it’s only for a year or two—just long enough to pay off her student loans and start her big adventure of dreaming the world, just like she’s always planned. The only […]

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Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne, #1) — Peter McLean

TITLE: Priest of Bones AUTHOR: Peter McLean SERIES: War for the Rose Throne, #1 RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Ace Books GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The war is over, and army priest Tomas Piety finally heads home with Lieutenant Bloody Anne at his side. When he arrives in the Stink, Tomas finds that his empire of crime has been stolen […]

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Afterimage — Naomi Hughes

TITLE: Afterimage AUTHOR: Naomi Hughes RELEASES: September 18th, 2018; Page Street Publishing GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC (unsolicited) SYNOPSIS: A horrific explosion levels part of the city and Camryn Kingfisher is the sole survivor. Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a […]

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