Reviews written by Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

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June 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Edge of Summer

THE EDGE OF SUMMER by Erica George is a YA contemporary novel in which Coriander returns to Cape Cod for the season like she’s done for years, only this time she’s without her friend, Ella, who died a year ago in a tragic accident. As a way to prove that...

June 11, 2022 (Updated: June 11, 2022)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
All the Right Reasons

ALL THE RIGHT REASONS is a YA novel that picks up after Cara’s dad divorces her mom, Julia. To cope with this, Cara vlogs about her feelings, but accidentally posts it online. She doesn’t realize her mistake until the video’s already gone viral, which results in a reality tv producer...

May 22, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Squire

SQUIRE by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas is a beautiful graphic novel that follows young Aiza, who, because she’s an Ornu, is treated unkindly by those currently in power, the Bayt-Sajji. One day, the military comes through and offers Knighthood as a path to citizenship, glory, and acceptance, which makes...

May 16, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Gilded Ones Pt. 2

THE MERCILESS ONES by Namina Forna is the much-anticipated sequel to the NYT Bestseller, THE GILDED ONES. Deka begins this book in a very different position than the last. She is the honored Nuru, daughter to the Goddesses, and her mission is simple; liberate all the women in Otera and...

April 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Someday We'll Find It

SOMEDAY WE’LL FIND IT by Jennifer Wilson is a YA coming-of-age novel in which Bliss Walker learns what it means to have choices, even when it never seemed like any existed at all. When Bliss’ mom left her for a modeling contract in Japan, Bliss went out of her way...

March 31, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Branded

BRANDED by Joseph T. Humphrey is a YA novel in which Henry starts off with a perfectly normal life, his biggest stressor being whether or not he’ll get a baseball scholarship for college. All of that gets sidelined when one of his fellow students shows up to class in tatters,...

March 05, 2022 (Updated: March 05, 2022)
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Double Negative

DOUBLE NEGATIVE by Susan Marshall is a YA Contemporary novel that follows Reece after a recent shoulder injury that has upended her world. Not only does she have to take a break from her swimming team, where she was excelling, but she also has to switch high schools. Her fancy...

February 25, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Clover Book Two

FAE’S ASCENT by Nicole Kilpatrick is an exciting and jam-packed sequel to CLOVER. The book picks up after the Seelies have temporarily defeated Alistair. To prepare for his next move, Clover is encouraged by Queen Helena and her family to train and develop her magic, which leads to daily lessons...

January 23, 2022
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
All the Best Liars

ALL THE BEST LIARS by Amelia Kahaney is a blaze of a novel that starts off as a slow burn before engulfing you all at once. The book explores the shifting dynamics between three childhood friends, Syd, Rain, and Brie, who, as kids, lived right outside Palm Springs in a...

January 17, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Standalone Poetry Book

FLOWER CROWNS & FEARSOME THINGS is the latest poetry book by amanda lovelace. This one is inspired by the Greek goddess, Persephone, who is known for being the Goddess of Spring and the Queen of the Underworld. As such, the author explores the speaker’s capacity to also be both soft...

January 15, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Third book in the Montague Sibling series

THE NOBLEMAN’S GUIDE TO SCANDAL AND SHIPWRECKS is a YA adventure tale by Mackenzi Lee and the third installment in her Montague Siblings series. In this book, we meet the young Adrian Montague after his mom passed away. He’s very concerned about his mental state, which he inherited from her,...

December 14, 2021 (Updated: December 14, 2021)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Bend in the Road

BEND IN THE ROAD by Sara Biren is a YA contemporary romance told from two perspectives. One is from Gabe, a rockstar with famous parents, who has just had a very public breakup and failed album. The second is from Juniper, a girl who lives on Gabe’s family farm in...

November 28, 2021
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Leaving Summersville #2

THE FINAL CHANCE by Cait Marie is book number two in the Leaving Summersville series, and this time we follow Dylan and Beth Ann as they try to figure out what they’re going to be to one another. Over the holidays, when they were last together, they couldn’t figure out...

November 28, 2021 (Updated: November 28, 2021)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
N/A
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Leaving Summersville 1.5

THE FIRST HOLIDAYS by Cait Marie is a novella set during winter break after THE LAST SUMMER, in which Lila and Gavin finally resolved their feud and admitted their feelings, only to be separated by the first semester of college. Lila is worried that their relationship could have shifted, and...

November 18, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Around Curiosity's Edge

AROUND CURIOSITY’S EDGE: HIDDEN MERIDIANS by J.P. Hostetler is a YA Fantasy novel that begins with a deadly fire that orphans a young boy, Salem Swan. Soon after, he’s sent off to live with his uncle Ulysses, who has quite an unconventional life. Ulysses is a crew member on the...

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