Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood is an odd mix of reality and fantasy that’s an acquired taste. I’d check this one out from the library before purchasing it.
Browsing: young adult
Mechthild Gläser’s YA novel, The Forgotten Book, channels both Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Stephanie Kate Strohm’s Prince in Disguise is a silly modern-day fairy tale. It’s easy to get swept up in the story and imagine it playing out on the small screen like a Hallmark movie.
Things I’m Seeing Without You, by Peter Bognanni, is an interesting and somewhat weird take on how we honor those we lose.
I read Nikki Katz’s The Midnight Dance in one day, stopping and starting whenever I could find a chance. It’s fast paced and compelling.
I’m a bit surprised at how quickly I became swept up in Livia Blackburne’s Rosemarked. It’s a strong YA fantasy with compelling characters.
Julie Wright’s Lies Jane Austen Told Me is a silly but enjoyable contemporary novel that will likely appeal to older young adults and grownups alike.
Wild Beauty, by Anna-Marie McLemore, is the third YA novel I’ve read recently that has garnered rave reviews but failed to make an impression on me.
E.K. Johnston’s That Inevitable Victorian Thing was everything you want it to be until you hit its convenient and rushed ending.