Reviews written by Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

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June 11, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
YA Something Borrowed

HOW TO GET OVER YOUR (BEST FRIEND’S) EX by Kristi McManus is a cute rom-com in which Hannah makes it her mission to stop crushing on Seth. She already liked him a lot before her best friend, Brae, swooped in and asked him out, and because Hannah wasn’t honest about...

April 25, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Mystery, Romance + Snark

NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS by Meredith Adamo finds Jo-Lynn Kirby first reeling from her ex-best friend’s existence, literally right across the street, and then, her surprising disappearance. Even though Maddie and Jo-Lynn had grown to dislike one another, Jo-Lynn can’t deny her concern over Maddie’s vanishing, and when Hudson, Jo-Lynn’s...

April 07, 2024 (Updated: April 07, 2024)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Deathless #3

THE ETERNAL ONES by Namina Forna is the third and final novel in the Deathless series that opens with Deka in extreme suffering. If she doesn’t connect with her kelai quickly, she will die, but she’s unsure of where it is or how to find it— and worse, she’s not...

March 24, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
The Children of Lir

SAVAGE HER REPLY by Deirdre Sullivan is a mythical retelling of The Children of Lir. This story has been a part of Celtic lore for a long time, but only now do we get Aife’s perspective, the evil stepmother herself. In this version, Sullivan gives the audience the chance to...

February 08, 2024 (Updated: February 08, 2024)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Romance + Time Loops

SEE YOU YESTERDAY by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a YA genre mix: a coming-of-age romance with a bit of time travel. Barrett Bloom wakes up on her first day of college and then does it again, and again, and again. She’s caught in a time loop and no matter how...

December 26, 2023 (Updated: December 26, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Luminaries Sequel

THE HUNTING MOON by Susan Dennard is a YA Paranormal Fantasy and sequel to THE LUMINARIES. This book picks right up where we left off: Winnie has completed her trials and been declared a hunter. Only now, navigating this new shift in attention and acceptance is not all she imagined...

December 23, 2023 (Updated: December 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Ferryman #3

OUTCASTS by Claire McFall is the third book in the Ferryman trilogy, a YA urban fantasy of sorts that straddles present-day Scotland and the afterlife. Tristan, Dylan, Susanna, and Jack have received their sentencing from the Inquisitor, but it’s not over. Weird occurrences are happening in both the real world...

December 11, 2023 (Updated: December 11, 2023)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Queen of Rom-Coms Does It Again!

BETTING ON YOU by Lynn Painter is a YA Contemporary Romance in which Charlie and Bailey meet a handful of times over the years before becoming co-workers. At first, things are a bit icy between them, because their prior interactions proved they’re polar opposites, but as they really get to...

December 03, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Historical Origins of German Folklore

HAUSGEISTER! HOUSEHOLD SPIRITS OF GERMAN FOLKLORE by Florian Schäfer, Janin Pisarek, and Hannah Gritsch, translation by Joanna Scudamore-Trezek, is a non-fiction, historical look at the relationship Germans have had with the supernatural, particularly the unique creatures said to help with chores and tasks in and around the home. HAUSGEISTER introduces...

November 23, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Rosewood Hunt

THE ROSEWOOD HUNT by Mackenzie Reed is a YA Mystery novel, à la PRETTY LITTLE LIARS or RIVERDALE. Lily Rosewood has been through it. Her dad passed away and her mom left, so Lily lives with her grandmother, the ingenious Iris, head of Rosewood Inc., a fashionable coat company. Lily...

November 18, 2023 (Updated: November 19, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
The Blackwoods in Hollywood

THE BLACKWOODS by Brandy Colbert is both a YA Contemporary and Historical Fiction with multi-POVs, mainly between Blossom Blackwood and her two great-granddaughters, Hollis and Ardith. Blossom, through her hard work and perseverance, made a name for herself, and subsequently her family, but it wasn’t without many difficulties and tough...

November 04, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Just A Small-Town Girl

FAKE FAMOUS by Dana L. Davis is a YA Contemporary novel in which Red, a young farm girl suddenly finds herself in Hollywood. By some random stroke of fate or the Universe, Red looks an awful lot like Zay Zay Waters, a famous singer and actress, so when Zay Zay...

October 24, 2023 (Updated: November 04, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Meditation in Grief

NO PERFECT PLACES by Steven Salvatore is a YA Contemporary novel about loss, grief, rock bottom, and all the lessons learned along the way. The Brucke twins have been through it; their father got arrested for embezzlement, resulting in them losing their home, economic status, and position in the community....

September 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A+ Rom Com

UNNECESSARY DRAMA by Nina Kenwood is a YA/NA Contemporary Rom-Com and is so much fun. Brooke has just gone off to her first year of college, where she’s going to totally reinvent herself into a perfect human, but her plans get derailed when her high school foe, Jesse, moves in...

September 16, 2023 (Updated: September 16, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Magic + Romance

HOUSE OF MARIONNE by J Elle is a YA Fantasy novel about Quell, a 17-year-old girl who has spent her childhood on the run. Draguns hunt and kill those with Quell’s forbidden magic, and when they get too close to catching her, she flees to the only remaining safe place:...

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