Reviews written by Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

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Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   October 22, 2017
(Updated: October 22, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Murder Among the Stars

MURDER AMONG THE STARS by Laura L. Sullivan and Adam Shankman is the second in the Lulu Kelly Mystery Series. This time around Lulu has found herself in the home of WR Hearst, a famous media mogul, to compete for the role of a lifetime. When one of the guests...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   October 09, 2017
(Updated: October 09, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Wood

THE WOOD by Chelsea Bobulski is bound to be the next guiltiest pleasure on the market. Complete with time travel, magical woods, dark conspiracies, and attractive aristocrats, this book is deliciously indulgent. The main character, Winter, comes from a long line of guardians, but when her father is presumed to...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   September 30, 2017
(Updated: September 30, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

The Memory Trees

THE MEMORY TREES by Kali Wallace is a beautiful new book about family, loss, and how the past infuses the present. With deeply elaborative and inventive prose, this young adult novel fuses together multiple genres. Considered to be magical realism, the story has elements of historical fictions, contemporary dramas, mysteries,...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   September 02, 2017
(Updated: September 02, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Expelled

EXPELLED is the brainchild of James Patterson and Emily Raymond, in which four teenagers, some guilty, some not, are kicked out of school following odd events. In order to uncover the truth of the incident that abruptly ended his junior year and to prove his innocence, Theo convinces the group...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   August 13, 2017
(Updated: August 13, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Blight

BLIGHT by Alexandra Duncan is the next young adult dystopian novel that will set your world on fire. Torrest Tempest has grown up virtually a slave to AgraStar, one of the conglomerate agriculture companies running the country. AgraStar is known for crushing any competitors, even those outside of AgraStar’s walls...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   August 09, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Eden Summer

EDEN SUMMER by Liz Flanagan is a rollercoaster of a novel. In this contemporary young adult book, Jess’ best friend, Eden, has gone missing. Eden’s disappearance is the cherry on top of other devastating events Jess has lived through. Refusing to face any more heartache, Jess is determined to find...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

She's So Boss

SHE’S SO BOSS by Stacy Kravetz is a non-fiction guide for young female entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their own businesses and careers. The book begins with techniques for finding and cultivating an activity the reader already loves, and then, in turn, figuring out how to make...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   July 16, 2017
(Updated: July 16, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

It's Not Like It's a Secret

IT’S NOT LIKE IT’S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura follows the story of Sana Kiyohara as she grapples with identity, sexuality, diversity, moving to a new state, and the possibility of her father having an affair. Sugiura does a fantastic job at writing Sana, giving her enough maturity and...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   June 20, 2017
(Updated: June 20, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story

Just as Colonel Hamilton falls hopelessly in love with Miss Schuyler, as did I with ALEX & ELIZA: A LOVE STORY by Melissa de la Cruz. This YA Historical Fiction novel follows the courtship, if one can call it that, of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler. Though Hamilton’s life has...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   June 11, 2017
(Updated: June 11, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Speak of Me as I Am

SPEAK OF ME AS I AM by Sonia Belasco is a contemporary young adult novel that deals with grief and the loss of loved ones. The story is told in a shifting duel perspective between Melanie, a teenage girl whose mom has died of cancer, and Damon, a boy whose...

Young Adult Fiction
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Wildman

WILDMAN is J.C. Geiger’s debut novel about a graduating senior, Lance Hendricks, who has his entire, boring life planned out. He will graduate high school as the valedictorian, and then will study business on a full scholarship with his vanilla girlfriend, Miriam. Though he is not particularly excited about any...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   April 30, 2017
(Updated: April 30, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Silent

SILENT by David Mellon is quite cinematic, which makes sense as the author has been a storyboard artist in the film and television industry for the last thirty-five years. All of the descriptions in this historical fantasy, whether they are people or places, are primarily visual, so much so that...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   April 23, 2017
(Updated: April 23, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Dreamworld

DREAMWORLD by Kit Alloway is the binding of DREAMFIRE and DREAMFEVER, the first two books of the dream walker series. Each novel has its own merits, but when put together like this, it is easy to see how well they complement one another. While the protagonists and antagonists are primarily...

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   April 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Gardenia

GARDENIA by Kelsey Sutton is such a unique and interesting premise that I was hooked right from the beginning. The story follows seventeen-year-old Ivy Erickson, who happens to know when everyone will die. Unbeknownst to others, Ivy sees numbers floating above people’s heads, counting down their days left on earth....

Young Adult Fiction
Elisha Jachetti, Staff ReviewerElisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer   April 04, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Just a Girl

JUST A GIRL by Carrie Mesrobian follows Rianne Hettrick-Wynne as she navigates her senior year and tries, or rather doesn’t try, to figure out who she will be and where she will end up. Rianne spends a large portion of the novel considering the reasons she is not a “good...

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