Review of With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

With stories like this, I may just become a convert to contemporary YA! Well, at least an Elizabeth Acevedo fan. I’m hoping to get Clap When You Land next month too. From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet Xcomes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride,... Continue Reading →

Review of Happily by Chauncey Rogers

If the shoe fits, wear it. If it doesn’t, make it. Laure is a teenage street urchin just trying to get away. Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She'll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she... Continue Reading →

Review of 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

So someone may have discovered a new favourite author.  I have to read another book by Jessica Park ASAP.  180 Seconds was wonderful. It was romantic, poignant, heart wrenching, funny and topical.   How can one book be all of that in just about 300 pages?! Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective.... Continue Reading →

Review of Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey

Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey is a YA novel that can win a reader over to this genre. Sixteen-year-old Maia Graystone lives in a world of fear. Trapped inside the hellish pit below Rhine prison with psychopaths and murderers, she spends every second worrying about the brother she left behind, knowing that if the other... Continue Reading →

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