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November 24, 2018
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
Young Adult Indie
Unique

I've never quite read a book like this before. The story: Iona was never meant to live a life of almost solitude at the South Pole with only her mother and a few others for company. She craves adventure and love. To defy her mother, she acquires a...

November 24, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
A cute and quirky story.

The story: Mitch knows his life is on the verge of big changes. His sister is dating one of his friends. His best friend has grown cold and weird around him. And the girl he's crushed on for ages is finally noticing him. But with...

October 16, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
An emotional tale.

A intense story of finding hope in the worst circumstances. The Story: Ivy's life has been anything but easy. Her father is demanding and abusive to both her and her mother, but there's no way out. Until he dies. They never saw it coming....

October 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Cute!

A cute YA romance! The story: Callie has only had one goal in life - get a college scholarship to play softball. Growing up, one person shared her goal. Her brother's best friend Noah wanted nothing more than to play baseball. When an injury sets his...

September 05, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Love this book!

Another adorable read by Melanie Hooyenga. The story: Bri has always been queen B... until now. Kicked out of the group she'd started and shunned by everyone at school, she finds herself in trouble. But maybe the trouble came at just the right time. ...

July 19, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Beautifully Done!

There is nothing not to like in this book. The story: Sable hasn't had it easy. The daughter of a powerful man, she was sent away from home at a young age when a power she didn't understand showed in her. Years later, she's living as...

July 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Fun read

A short and fun read. The story: Megera is in danger of having to leave her private school when her father is unable to pay for it. In walks Clay with a proposition. Claim to be the girl Juilius slept with and be pregnant and her...

July 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Sweet

A sweet romance highlighting the fragile hearts of youth. The story: Hadley is determined to have a good summer before leaving for college. She breaks up with her boyfriend to spend her time with her best friend working at the summer camp her father runs. All...

July 15, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
So much fun!

A shining star in a great series. The story: Picking up years after the last time we saw Allie and Aidan, their lives are very different. They haven't seen each other since Aidan left for Germany. Allie still hurts from his abandonment but she has Darius,...

July 05, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Great Novella!

A great side story for anyone following this series. The story: Tessa is a fighter, but she believes she is a free fighter. She works for an organization she thinks helps people train after their awakenings. Eventually, she hopes they'll allow her to stop fighting and...

May 22, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Intriguing.

Intriguing and action packed. The Story: The country has been in a silent age for a decade after terrorists took down the grid. No computers. No TVs. But they've finally managed to figure out how to broadcast and the first image the country is supposed to...

April 26, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Such a sweet story

Reviewed for YA Books Central A wonderful, sweet sweet romance. The story: Penelope loves to skate and has a talent that doesn't go unnoticed by the star of the rec league hockey team who also happens to be Penelope's once best friend Jake....

April 13, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Being Young

Reviewed for YA Books Central Young love makes one foolish. The story: Samantha is not the girl people are drawn to. Being quiet, studious, and artsy makes moving to a new town difficult. After her parents painful separation and her mothers subsequent issues,...

April 05, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Heartbreaking

A heartbreaking look into a real-life problem. The story: Grace has lived her life feeling as if she wasn't good enough. For her family. For her peers. For boys. After a traumatic event at summer camp, she convinced herself everything would be fixed if she just...

April 05, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Cute and Quirky Romance

A fun enemies to lovers romance. The story: Emma wants to find love... or at the very least, a summer romance. But she's not like the other girls in her class and doesn't think there's any way she'll find a boyfriend except for the charity compatibility...

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