Reviews written by Katelyn McCall, Staff Reviewer

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November 26, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Too Many Earrings and Tears

Gen is back! Not for a long time, but for a good time, regardless. Moira's Pen: A Queen's Thief Collection by Megan Whalen Turner is a YA anthology of short stories and mythologies that inspired and fueled the Queen Thief's series, by the same Megan...

November 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Novellas New and Fresh

To put it honestly, this book is complicated. In a very weird and enigmatic way. As it is a quartet of novellas, that were originally written on an iPhone. Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri is a collection of four...

November 11, 2022
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
2.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Ghostly Good Romance

Ghosts? Love triangles? And horse drawn buggies? Sign me up! Grave Things Like Love by Sara Bennett Wealer is a YA contemporary/paranormal, that follows the story of Elaine who doesn't quite want to follow in her mother's and father's footsteps of becoming a mortician. Instead,...

September 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Romance that Can Go the Distance

I don't quite read that many contemporary books, as I prefer my novels to be for nothing less than escapism with dragons and space stations. But Wibberley's is an exception. With and Without You by Emily Wibberley is an YA contemporary novel about the love...

September 09, 2022 (Updated: September 09, 2022)
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
A Queer Howl's Moving Castle

Magic? A diverse set of characters? Queer? And a comparison to Howl's Moving Castle? Sign me up! Night Shine by Tessa Gratton is a YA sapphic fantasy novel that follows the secret life of an orphan girl named Nothing. Only her life no longer becomes...

September 09, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not Dead, Undead

Have you ever wanted more out of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead? Well, now you can with this wonderful continuation in graphic novel form. Follow the life of Celementine, a character most famous for her involvement in the Tell-Tale Game, The Walking Dead. I...

August 03, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
A Read for the End of the World

A big thanks to YA Book Central for providing an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. I thought I was done with the dystopian side of YA, but this book proves that I might need to read a little more of that genre....

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