Category: Young Adult Book Reviews

Jul 15
Book Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Book Review: Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★

One Line: I loved everything about this book. In My Opinion: Add to cart! I’ve read a few kidnapping books in my past and I have to say that this might be one of the better ones. Most of the time we get the story from the one who was kidnapped, so it’s interesting that Benway told it from the friend’s perspective. With that being said, I loved that she… Read more »

Jul 14
Blog Tour: Book Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway – Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway – Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally [CLOSED]

Blog Tours, Giveaways, Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★★

One Line: Sweet jeebus, Miranda, what a stellar story you’ve created here! In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW! Jesse’s Girl is, hands down, one of the best books I’ve read this year, maybe ever. I could not stop reading, in fact, I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time I read this book. I seriously want to grab a finished copy and hug it, I loved it so much. Gah! I… Read more »

Jul 13
Book Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Book Review: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★½

One Line: Not exactly what I was hoping for, but still a pretty good read. In My Opinion: Add to cart! Hold Me Like a Breath wasn’t the book I thought it was going to be, but it wasn’t bad. I was hoping for more dealings into this crime lord world, but instead her family is made up of pretty sound and reasonable business people. I felt like I didn’t… Read more »

Jul 10
Book Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Book Review: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein

Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★½

One Line: More contemporary than fantasy, so it was a nice attempt at a magical book. In My Opinion: Worth a try! Becoming Jinn didn’t turn out quite like I was expecting. I was hoping for more from the Jinn/fantasy side of the story and instead we get a more contemporary story than anything else. Yes, the Jinn elements are there, but it’s more so parlor tricks and we’re not… Read more »

Jul 08
Book Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Book Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

One Line: A well-paced, humorous tale of witches, witch hunters, and other magical creatures. In My Opinion: Add to cart! Witch Hunter was a surprisingly good read. As much as I love reading a book about witches, they’re usually a hit or miss with me, more times it’s a miss. Luckily, this was a hit! The book had a decent amount of humor in it, which when added to the… Read more »

Jul 07
Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Audiobook Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★★½

One Line: A captivating and beautiful story that I really enjoyed. In My Opinion: Add to cart! This was undoubtedly one of THE most hyped up books this year and I’m happy to say it lived up to its hype, for the most part. Ahdieh created a very interesting and intricate world and her characters were engaging and fierce. It was hard to follow at times because Ahdieh uses a… Read more »

Jun 29
Audiobook Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Audiobook Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Audiobook Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★

One Line: A fun and cute story with an adorkable main character. In My Opinion: Add to cart! This is one of those Contemporary books that I normally wouldn’t care about in the slightest, but luckily Simon was a fun character whose head I enjoyed being inside of, so his thoughts saved the book for me. Nothing much happens, it’s basically about Simon’s daily life with his friends and family… Read more »

Jun 24
Blog Tour: Book Review – The Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Blog Tour: Book Review – The Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Young Adult Book Reviews 3 ★★★★★

One Line: So captivating and amazing. I did not want to stop reading at all! In My Opinion: Must. Read. NOW! Holy smokes! This book totally blew me away and I did not expect that at all. Rhodes’ ability to seamlessly weave contemporary with high fantasy was impressive. Of course, I’m not an expert in this genre but maybe I need to read more Urban Fantasy, I think I’ve only… Read more »

Jun 15
Blog Tour: Book Review, Fancasting, & Giveaway – Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout [CLOSED]

Blog Tour: Book Review, Fancasting, & Giveaway – Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout [CLOSED]

Blog Tours, Giveaways, Guest Posts, Young Adult Book Reviews 5 ★★★★

One Line: A very fun cast of characters and I love the setting. In My Opinion: Add to cart! Hello, I Love You is a very cute and quick read that I really enjoyed the whole time I was reading it. As far as YA contemporary books go, this was one of the better ones for me. I’ll admit the most appealing aspect to me was that it was set… Read more »

Jun 12
Book Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow

Book Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow

Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★

One Line: Great start, but some things didn’t work for me. In My Opinion: Worth a try! This was a case where the book starts are strong and so charming, but ends up being an okay read. After reading that synopsis, I was so excited to give this one a read. I love retellings and this sounded like fun. After only a few sentences in, I immediately liked it. There… Read more »