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: Kat and Meg Conquer the World

Title: Kat and Meg Conquer the World Author: Anna Priemaza Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: For fans of Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything, Emery Lord’s When We Collided, and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Anna Priemaza’s debut novel is a heartwarming and achingly real story of finding a friend, being a fan, and defining your place in a difficult world. … Continue reading ARC Review: Kat and Meg Conquer the World

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

Salt to the Sea Review

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge … Continue reading Salt to the Sea Review

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Title: It's Kind of a Funny Story Author: Ned Vizzini Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story Review

Dumplin’ Review

Title: Dumplin' Author: Julie Murphy Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty … Continue reading Dumplin’ Review

ARC Review: Everything Must Go

Title: Everything Must Go Author: Jenny Fran Davis Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Flora Goldwasser has fallen in love. She won't admit it to anyone, but something about Elijah Huck has pulled her under. When he tells her about the hippie Quaker school he attended in the Hudson Valley called Quare … Continue reading ARC Review: Everything Must Go

Emmy & Oliver Review

Title: Emmy & Oliver Author: Robin Benway Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them … Continue reading Emmy & Oliver Review

Windfall Review

Title: Windfall Author: Jennifer E. Smith Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Let luck find you. Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it … Continue reading Windfall Review

Unplugged Review

Title: Unplugged Author: Donna Freitas Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, dystopian, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance … Continue reading Unplugged Review