Mystery, Young Adult

Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn

Did you ever dream about joining the circus and running away when you were a kid? Did the thought of never-ending popcorn and cotton candy thrill you? What if it was more than a simple desire to escape chores and cleaning your room? For Matthew, that decision has a much darker motivation than riding the… Continue reading Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn

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Fantasy, Young Adult

Fire and Ice by Jessica Victoria Fisette

This is the story of Allie, a silver-eyed high school senior, who is in love with Phoenix. Silver-eyed Phoenix is just as in love with her, and has asked her to marry him. Having no concerns about the future, she accepts his proposal. Not only are they crazy in love, they are both able to… Continue reading Fire and Ice by Jessica Victoria Fisette

Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

This book came highly recommended by many people and when I read the blurb I was intrigued. What followed was horror disguised as romance. Maybe I’m special - or have seen and experienced real life - and that is why I can see the dark truth hidden in this story geared towards young adults who… Continue reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Horror, Review, Young Adult

Cheerleading can be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch

This clichéd, little book begins with cheerleading and ends with cheerleading. The middle of the book - more cheerleading. For those of us who don't care about cheerleading one way or the other, it might be difficult, dare I say painful, to swallow the life and death stance on cheerleading portrayed in this book. There… Continue reading Cheerleading can be Murder by Carissa Ann Lynch

Contemporary, Review, Time travel, Young Adult

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I wasn't sure if I should review this book. It has thousands already and was made into a truly horrible movie. Fortunately, I read the book before watching it. For all those people who saw the movie but haven't read the book, and those who haven't given it a thought at all, this review is… Continue reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Fantasy, Review, Young Adult

The Collar & Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima – Krillonian Chronicles Book 1

The collar around Bensin's neck announces to all that he is a lowly slave, downtrodden, abused by owners, and sold as those owners see fit. There is no going out in public without a Pass from the owner. Clothing, used or very used, is at the discretion of the owner. Meals are also dictated by… Continue reading The Collar & Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima – Krillonian Chronicles Book 1

Mystery, Review, Young Adult

Ashes to Ashes by Valerie Thomas

Natalie and her brother, Ben, are new students and want to make friends fast. When they attend the high school bonfire, they become the entertainment instead, when Ben gets into a fist fight with Zack. Not knowing what to do, Natalie grabs onto the sleeve of the boy next to her, hoping he'll step in… Continue reading Ashes to Ashes by Valerie Thomas

Mystery, Review, Young Adult

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

This is one of those books that has an intriguing premise, but just doesn't quite follow through. I picked it up expecting something similar to the classic YA horror of the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books that I read as a teenager. It was a good attempt that fell short for me. The story… Continue reading The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Paranormal, Review, Young Adult

Barking Madness by Ryan Hill

Beautiful senior Rosetta and her family have recently moved from Florida to a town called Ashwood. The high school is small, so she causes quite a stir; there aren't enough pretty girls to compete with her. What the boys don't realize, is that Rosetta is quite capable of seeking out handsome boys. The first day… Continue reading Barking Madness by Ryan Hill

Paranormal, Review, Suspense, Young Adult

Dead by Morning by Kayla Krantz

Luna is a high school student who doesn't fit in with her classmates. She has one friend, Violet, who has been her BFF since grade school. Then there is Chance, the most popular boy in school, who attracts girls like moths to a flame. His favorite activity is stalking Luna. While Luna cannot stand him,… Continue reading Dead by Morning by Kayla Krantz

Mystery, Paranormal, Review, Young Adult

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee

Wow. This one is a supernatural marvel. Just about any type of supernatural being you can think of is in this book. It's incredible how the author keeps it all straight. One of the main characters says that he feels like he's living in a real life version of Scooby Doo and that describes this… Continue reading Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee