Reviews written by Olivia Farr, Assistant Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer

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February 09, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing YA fantasy

WHERE THE DARK STANDS STILL is an intriguing YA fantasy about a young woman who does not belong and seeks to remove the part of herself that has caused her to be an outlier. Liska has magic, something that is not allowed by the church nor the other villagers. Her...

February 05, 2024 (Updated: February 07, 2024)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
enthralling YA fantasy

HEARTLESS HUNTER is an absolutely enchanting, haunting, and consuming YA fantasy. Featuring a witch and a witch hunter on opposite sides, their path to love is anything but simple. Rune Winters is notorious from the rebellion, as she turned in her own grandmother to be executed as a witch. However,...

February 01, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
delightful YA contemporary

THIS DAY CHANGES EVERYTHING is a delightful YA contemporary about finding yourself and finding love. The story follows Abby and Leo in alternating points-of-view. They are each arriving from their small towns into NYC to participate in the Thanksgiving Day parade with their respective marching bands. Abby has a massive...

January 25, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
enchanting YA fantasy

ALL THIS TWISTED GLORY is an enthralling sequel to an enchanting YA fantasy series. This third book continues the story of Alizeh, Kamran, and Cyrus which began in THIS WOVEN KINGDOM, with an explosive ending that will leave readers gasping for the next installment. The story begins with Kamran completing...

January 18, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
consuming YA cowboy romance

EVEN IF IT BREAKS YOUR HEART is a lovely and consuming YA cowboy romance. The story follows two characters who are regaining their footing in the world due to the events that changed the course of their lives. Case is a rodeo bull-rider who has a particular skill for it....

January 15, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
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N/A
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing magical murder-mystery

THESE DEADLY PROPHECIES is an engaging murder-mystery with a magical twist. Tabatha is an apprentice to a renowned sorcerer, though her parents would rather she be working towards a law degree. Tabatha has a skill with prophecy that she is learning about, and she doesn't believe it when her mentor...

January 13, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
charming YA romantasy

A FRAGILE ENCHANTMENT is an intriguing YA romantic fantasy about selfishness, living for yourself, and sacrifice. Niamh has family magic, passed down through the generations from the gods, that allows her to imbue the clothing she embroiders with emotions. Being a talented seamstress, her ability has enhanced the things she...

January 07, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
cute YA contemporary

ARYA KHANNA'S BOLLYWOOD MOMENT is a cute YA contemporary rom-com about family, friendship, and falling in love. Arya is excited and anxious about her big sister, Alina, being home and planning her wedding. This is mostly because Alina basically disappeared for three years due to a falling out with their...

December 31, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
moving YA contemporary

STAY WITH MY HEART is a moving YA contemporary about found family, fixing your mistakes, and complicated relationships. Liana is always cautious around new people as her father has warned her that they might want to use her to get to him, as he famously works for a record label....

December 19, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
emotional and heart-wrenching read

SONGS OF IRIE is a heart-wrenching and beautiful historical fiction read about politics, friendship, and music. Irie is graduating from high school in the 1970s in Jamaica, where political unrest is rampant. She will be staying on the island as she cannot afford to go to college and will be...

December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
cute lift-the-flap board book

LITTLE DOG, WHERE ARE YOU? is a cute lift-the-flap board book. On each page, it asks a little animal where it is before saying that there they are and asking where the child is. When the animal is folded down, there is a mirror for the child to look into....

December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
joyful birthday story

THE LITTLE TIGER is a sweet picture book about friendship and adventure. Ollie's birthday is today, and she is very excited. When some balloons show up, she chases them, grabs ahold, and is whisked away to the forest where she is surprised by a party with her animal friends. They...

December 16, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing YA fantasy romance

TO KILL A SHADOW is an intriguing YA fantasy romance. When the king's Knights come to town for the draft, Kiara is seen fighting her brother's bully and drafted in his place. She finds herself being briefly trained before they are to be sent into the mysterious mist that is...

December 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
cute story about trying your best

I'M GOING TO BUILD A SNOWMAN is a sweet wintery picture book read about a young boy who is making his best snowman yet. When he sees it has snowed outside, he is excited to make the most perfect snowman. He knows the steps, and he goes out to make...

December 09, 2023
Overall rating
 
3.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
intriguing YA fantasy romance

OUR CURSED LOVE is an intriguing fantasy/contemporary romance. Remy and Cam have been best friends for about forever, and they are visiting Remy's sister and Cam's brother in Tokyo to see the magical university Remy dreams of attending together. Cam has plans to go to MIT, which would obviously be...

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