Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

*This review contains some mild, non-specific spoilers. The Twin by Natasha Preston is a dark teen novel published in March 2020. My local Barnes & Noble in Shelby Twp, Michigan had signed copies sitting out on a table in the YA section, and the opening pages intrigued me, so I purchased it. With the creepy-twin … Continue reading Book Review: The Twin by Natasha Preston

Book Review: Obsidian (Lux: Book #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: ObsidianAuthor: Jennifer L. ArmentroutSeries: Lux (Book 1)Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance/Sci-FiPage Count: 400 pagesPublisher: Entangled TeenRelease Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher’s Summary: Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and … Continue reading Book Review: Obsidian (Lux: Book #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: The Syrena Legacy Series (Books #1-3: Of Poseidon, Of Triton & Of Neptune) by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon, Of Triton, Of NeptuneSeries: The Syrena LegacyAuthor: Anna BanksGenre: Teen Paranormal RomancePublisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)Release Date: Book 1: May 22, 2012My Thoughts: The Syrena Legacy is a 3-book series by Anna Banks consisting of the titles: Of Poseidon (Book 1), Of Triton (Book 2), and Of Neptune (Book 3). It is, … Continue reading Book Review: The Syrena Legacy Series (Books #1-3: Of Poseidon, Of Triton & Of Neptune) by Anna Banks

Book Review: Guardian (Book #1) by A.J. Messenger

Title: GuardianAuthor: A.J. MessengerSeries: The Guardian Series: Book 1Genre: Teen Paranormal RomancePage Count: 261 pagesPublisher: Independently publishedRelease Date: May 18, 2014 Publisher’s Summary: Eighteen-year-old Declan Jane is just trying to make it through senior year in San Mar, the Northern California coastal town she's lived in all her life. Perpetually under the radar, she's surprised … Continue reading Book Review: Guardian (Book #1) by A.J. Messenger

Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I had never expected this to be "my" kind of book. I'd seen the title a million times on the shelves (virtual and otherwise) and it never appealed to me. I was expecting a sappy, melodramatic teen romance. How wrong I was! It was actually the ad for the Netflix movie that compelled me to … Continue reading Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Editor’s Review: The Songs We Remember (The Songs in Our Hearts #2) by Chantal Gadoury

*Full disclosure: I was the editor of this novel for 48fourteen Publishing. The Songs We Remember is the heart-rending yet lovely sequel to The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury. In the next installment of this contemporary YA love story, we return to our lovably conscientious heroine, Charlie, and her now-boyfriend, the charmingly laid-back … Continue reading Editor’s Review: The Songs We Remember (The Songs in Our Hearts #2) by Chantal Gadoury

Editor’s Review: The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury

“Do... Do you ever worry what people are saying about you?” I asked. “Do I look like the type that worries about that?” “I’ve come to know you can’t judge an album by its cover.” - Charlie and Micah, The Songs in Our Hearts  Disclaimer: I was the editor of this novel for 48fourteen Publishing. … Continue reading Editor’s Review: The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury

Book Review: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

This is a work of YA contemporary fiction. Daniel is a seventeen-year-old Korean-American poet who, against his traditional parents' wishes, does not want to attend Yale or become a doctor.  Natasha is a science-minded undocumented immigrant from Jamaica who's been living in New York City since age 9, but is about to be deported that night. … Continue reading Book Review: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

The Crown (2016) by Kiera Cass is the fifth and final book in the #1 NYT Bestselling Selection series. After her mother suffers a heart attack, Eadlyn Schreave, princess of a futuristic U.S. monarchy, has narrowed her suitors down to the six "Elite". She must step in as regent while her mother recovers her health, although the … Continue reading Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

The Forbidden Wish (2016) is a new release by author Jessica Khoury, a retelling of the Aladdin tale from the genie's - or rather, jinni's - point of view. Except in this lushly written YA fantasy romance, our jinni is Zahra, a beautiful young woman with a mysterious, four-thousand-year-old past. Inexplicably, a magic ring leads a charming young thief, … Continue reading Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have been waiting over a year for this novel. I could say that it delivered, it didn't disappoint, that it was even better than Book 1, Foreshadowed - but those would be understatements. To put it simply, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Forewarned (Book 2 of the Near Deaths Series) by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Siren was the first book written by Kiera Cass, author of The Selection series. It was originally self-published, but after the author's success, was bought by HarperCollins, re-edited and re-released in January 2016. I totally devoured this book. I loved every word of it. Light yet deep, haunting but addicting and seriously page-turning. The story follows … Continue reading Book Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (2011) is the first book in a teen dystpoian trilogy by Lauren Oliver. Lena Haloway is a seventeen-year-old girl living in a distorted futuristic version of Portland, Maine. In the new United States society, love is considered a toxic disease, and citizens are "cured" of it via brain surgery once they turn eighteen. Lena is counting down … Continue reading Book Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: Without Curtains by Holly M. Campbell

Without Curtains (2015) is the second book by Holly M. Campbell I've had the pleasure of reading. After thoroughly enjoying her debut, Foreshadowed, I was more than eager to get my hands on her newest release... and it did not disappoint! I inhaled this novel in a single day, because I was simply unable to … Continue reading Book Review: Without Curtains by Holly M. Campbell

Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

The One is the third book in The Selection series by Kiera Cass, following The Selection and The Elite. While I really enjoy Cass's writing style in that it's incredibly easy to read and become immersed in, I'll admit I was shocked and rather disappointed with the ending. I don't want to give anything away, but I … Continue reading Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

Book Review: Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins

Teen historical romance Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins was published by Avon in 2002. On page one, we meet seventeen-year-old Catherine, a wealthy young woman living in Revolutionary-era Boston, the moment she discovers that her presumed-dead elder brother might actually still be alive. Intent on rescuing him, she seeks help from her brother's … Continue reading Book Review: Catherine and the Pirate by Karen Hawkins

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (2013) by Kiera Cass is the sequel to The Selection, and the second book in The Selection trilogy. In this story, we read the continuation of America Singer's stay in the royal palace as the 35 girls in the prince's Selection are narrowed down to just six contenders. The writing reads much the same as the first … Continue reading Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (2012) by Kiera Cass is a teen dystopian romance, and is pretty much as close to perfect as you can get. This novel has everything: world-building without the crutch of magic, royalty, a futuristic dystopia-lite U.S., a love triangle, tons of clean romance, and a protagonist who's a phenomenal role model. Not to mention, Cass's writing … Continue reading Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I adore this book, Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins! If you're looking for a fun teen romance involving international travel and lovable characters, this is it! Anna is an earnest, spunky Atlanta teen with a love for cinema. She dreams of becoming a film critic. She's also an endearing germophobe. Her BFF is a girl … Continue reading Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker

To Catch A Pirate is a merry, swashbuckling pirate-themed romance/adventure novel, penned by Jade Parker and published in May 2007. The paperback has since gone out of print, but I'm so happy to see it available in the e-market, for this novel was all-around perfect!! Our entertaining story, taking place in the 1720s, follows young heroine … Continue reading Book Review: To Catch A Pirate by Jade Parker