Category: Young Adult Book Reviews

Apr 20
Audiobook Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Audiobook Review: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Audiobook Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

One Line: A guilty pleasure read in its finest, filled with drama and secrets that will keep you glued to the pages. In My Opinion: Add to cart! The synopsis wasn’t wrong when it said Get Even was similar to Pretty Little Liars, especially the TV show version. I swear I felt like I was watching an episode, or two, of Pretty Little Liars while reading this. Not only do… Read more »

Apr 08
Book Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Angel

Book Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Angel

Young Adult Book Reviews 8 ★★★★½

One Line: A refreshing tale with one heck of a couple that sets it apart from all other Dystopians out today. What I Loved: Ivy. Plain and simple. That girl is just all kinds of awesome and I admired her character so much. Her loyalty was so unwavering, even when it was detrimental to her, she would not budge. And I appreciated her views on how their society was shaped… Read more »

Apr 06
Book Review: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Book Review: The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★½

One Line: Finally, a YA contemporary that I genuinely liked from start to finish. In My Opinion: Add to cart! You read that right, my friends. The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things was true to its name. Not only was it highly entertaining, filled with a cast of endearing characters, but the writing was excellent and the story itself moved along seamlessly. I was pretty surprised at how much… Read more »

Apr 03
Book Review: Awakening by Shannon Duffy

Book Review: Awakening by Shannon Duffy

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

One Line: A dystopian that didn’t bore me? That’s a winner right there! In My Opinion: Add to cart! Awakening was exactly the kind of dystopian book that I can get into. It’s not too heavy on the frivolous details or info dumps, but filled with engaging characters and action scenes to keep the story flowing quickly and smoothly. Sure, I had some questions about the society as a whole… Read more »

Apr 01
Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★½

One Line: Finch was quite a character and one I really enjoyed getting to know. What I Loved: I really liked being inside Finch’s head. He was such an interesting character and watching his development and subsequent unraveling was what kept me going throughout this book. Although I wasn’t too keen on relating his condition to what happens to him in the end, it was still quite an experience. Maybe… Read more »

Mar 23
Book Review: King by Ellen Oh

Book Review: King by Ellen Oh

Young Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★½

One Line: An excellent ending to an amazing series that has easily become one of my favorites. I’ve enjoyed this series from the very beginning and I’m pretty sad to see it end. I loved that Oh kept the momentum going throughout the series, keeping me glued to the stories and invested in the characters. Prophecy introduced readers to a great set of characters, especially Kira, and I loved seeing… Read more »

Mar 20
Book Review: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Book Review: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★

One Line: What started out a little weak turned into a pretty decent read with a strong ending. What I Loved: The best part of this book was easily the Pandoras. I loved them all. Such fun, interesting creatures. Their relationship with their humans reminded me of Pokemon, that’s how I picture their dynamic in my head. Tella definitely reminds me of Ash, how she cares for her Pandora, for… Read more »

Mar 06
Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★★

One Line: So much better than the first book. I couldn’t put it down! In My Opinion: Add to cart! Wow! This was such a turn around from the first book for me, I honestly wondered if I even read the first book right. I don’t know why, but this book just grabbed me right from the start and I honestly couldn’t stop reading. Maybe because the plot moved along… Read more »

Feb 24
Book Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Book Review: Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Young Adult Book Reviews 6 ★★★

One Line: A detailed and intricate tale of magic and love. What I Loved: This was my first “genie” book, so I really liked exploring this world and how the author wove it into modern day society. These creatures are basically from another world and I liked how fascinated some of them were with our world’s technology, it was funny. It was also interesting how the author created a caste… Read more »

Feb 23
Book Review: Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

Book Review: Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

Young Adult Book Reviews 4 ★★★★½

One Line: An excellent conclusion to a thrilling series. I couldn’t put it down! In My Opinion: Add to cart! What an amazing book! I was surprisingly glued to the pages of this book and I just couldn’t stop reading. This book, and this series really, is what an awesome paranormal series should be like. I haven’t read too many books about wolves, but of those I have read, none… Read more »