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.
Browsing: young adult
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.
Julie C. Dao’s YA novel Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world that is mysterious, exotic and magical.
There’s been much talk about building a wall to keep “the bad hombres” out of the U.S. The Border, by Steve Schafer, questions who those bad hombres are.
Author Mitali Perkins has the ability to bring readers of all backgrounds together. You’ll want to read her novel You Bring the Distant Near more than once.
Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass is a reimagining of Snow White that pays homage to the original but makes a mark of its own.
Josi S. Kilpack’s All That Makes Life Bright is a fictionalized look at Harriet Beecher and Calvin Stowe’s first 18 months together as a married couple.
Melissa Pimentel loves Jane Austen’s portrayal of tricky family dynamics in Persuasion. The One That Got Away takes that notion into the 21st Century.
Girl with the Red Balloon is an intense and, at times, very dark, book. What makes it work is compelling material — both real and imagined.