Reviews written by Elisha Jachetti, Staff Reviewer

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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:...

August 18, 2023 (Updated: August 18, 2023)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
A Must Read!

OUTSIDE NOWHERE by Adam Borba is a MG story that follows Parker Kelbrook, a kid unafraid of a prank as long as it gets him what he wants. After his latest stunt, Parker's dad is frustrated with his behavior and sends him off to a farm to straighten out for...

July 15, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
NYC Film Set to Montana Wilderness

THREE RIVERS is a YA coming-of-age novel in which a young television star gets sent to a wilderness therapy camp by her parents, who are concerned about the path she’s heading down. Stella gets kidnapped in the middle of the night from her bed, hauled out to a frozen Montana,...

July 02, 2023 (Updated: July 02, 2023)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
PenPals in Regency England

YOURS FROM THE TOWER by Sally Nicholls is a YA Historical Fiction novel, set in England in 1896. The story is told via letters primarily sent between three friends, Tirzah, Sophia, and Polly. Each girl’s life has changed now that they’ve left school; Tirzah is living with her horribly boring...

June 17, 2023 (Updated: June 17, 2023)
Overall rating
 
3.7
Writing Style
 
3.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Indie
Mythical Island

ANTILLIA by Eric David Stanford is a YA coming-of-age thriller, in which Trick Horngold leaves his family behind to help his estranged father close a business deal. To do that, he has to fly out to a Caribbean Island, disguised as a landscaper, and earn the trust of a very...

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