Kiersten White’s And I Darken, about Lada Dracul and her brother, Radu, took my breath away. Its followup, Now I Rise, is even more engrossing.
Browsing: YA review
Tonya Boldent’s haunting Crossing Ebenezer Creek explores the tragedy at Ebenezer Creek during which hundreds of freed slaves drowned.
Elizabeth Wein’s The Pearl Thief is a prequel to Code Name Verity. I have not read Code Name Verity, but that doesn’t matter if you pick up The Pearl Thief.
Dark Breaks the Dawn stands on its own. Sara B. Larson has created a complex and compelling world that should be applauded for its nuances.
Maud, by Melanie Fishbane, is a historical fiction YA novel based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s teenage years. It’s an engrossing read, perfect for the summer.
Being a teen is hard enough without losing a parent. Things are about to get even more complicated for the lead character in Carol Weston’s Speed of Life.
Duels & Deception is a fast-paced read that holds your attention. I read it in one sitting, and I expect to read it again in the near future.
Grief manifests itself in different ways — denial, anger, depression, guilt. Brigid Kemmerer explores these manifestations in Letters to the Lost.
After reading the first chapter of Emery Lord’s The Names They Gave Us I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stick with the book. Turns out I’m glad I kept reading.
Reading Kelley Armstrong’s Missing is like watching a Lifetime movie — whether you like it or not, once you’ve started, you’re in it for the long haul.