• contemporary,  review

    The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu // Book Review

    Title: The Truth About Alice Author: Jennifer Mathieu Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Page Count: 208 Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ The Book Depository Synopsis: Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party,…

  • contemporary,  mindy mcginnis,  review

    Heroine by Mindy McGinnis // Book Review

    Title: Heroine Author: Mindy McGinnis Genre(s): Contemporary, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction Page Count: 432 Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Synopsis: When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there. The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance,…

  • amber smith,  contemporary,  review

    Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith // Book Review

    Title: Something Like Gravity Author: Amber Smith Genre(s): Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult Page Count: 400 Pre-Order: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Synopsis: Chris and Maia aren’t off to a great start. A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don’t fare much better. Chris’s good intentions backfire. Maia’s temper gets the best of her. But they’re neighbors, at least for the summer, and despite their best efforts, they just can’t seem to stay away from each other. The path forward isn’t easy. Chris has come out as transgender, but he’s still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before. Maia is grieving the…

  • contemporary,  kasie west,  review

    On The Fence by Kasie West // Book Review

    Title: On The Fence Author: Kasie West Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 296 Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle ~ Book Depository _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Synopsis: For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with…

  • cath crowley,  contemporary,  review

    Review: Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

    Title: Words In Deep Blue Author: Cath Crowley Publication Date: June 6th, 2017 Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary Page Count: 273 Order On Amazon Add To Goodreads Synopsis: Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work…

  • contemporary,  heather demetrios,  review

    Review: Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

    Title: Bad Romance Author: Heather Demetrios Publication Date: June 13th, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult Page Count: 360 Order On Amazon Add To Goodreads Synopsis: Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their…

  • ashley herring blake,  contemporary,  review

    Review: Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

    Book 1 of 2019 Title: Girl Made Of StarsAuthor: Ashley Herring BlakeGoodreads Synopsis: “I need Owen to explain this. Because yes, I do know that Owen would never do that, but I also know Hannah would never lie about something like that.” Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can the brother she loves really be guilty of such a violent crime? Torn between the family she loves and her own sense of right and wrong, Mara is feeling lost, and it doesn’t help that things have been strained with her…

  • contemporary,  review,  S.C. Megale

    Review: This Is Not A Love Scene by S.C. Megale

    Title: This Is Not A Love SceneAuthor: S.C. MegaleGoodreads  Synopsis:Lights, camera—all Maeve needs is action. But at eighteen, a rare form of muscular dystrophy usually stands in the way of romance. She’s got her friends, her humor, and a passion for filmmaking to keep her focus off consistent rejection…and the hot older guy starring in her senior film project. Tall, bearded, and always swaying, Cole Stone is everything Maeve can’t be. And she likes it. Between takes, their chemistry is shockingly electric. Suddenly Maeve gets a taste of typical teenage dating life, but girls in wheelchairs don’t get the hot guy—right? Cole’s attention challenges everything she once believed about her…

  • contemporary,  julie buxbaum,  review

    Review: What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: What To Say NextAuthor: Julie BuxbaumReleased: July 11th, 2017Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Page Count: 292Purchase: Amazon – Kindle – AudiobookSynopsis: Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I don’t even understand. DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So your dad is dead,” I say to Kit,…

  • contemporary,  review,  tess sharpe

    Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Far From YouAuthor: Tess SharpeReleased: March 27th, 2014Genre(s): Young Adult, Mystery, LGBTQ+, ContemporaryPage Count: 352Purchase: Amazon – Kindle Synopsis:Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice. The first time, she’s fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that’ll take years to kick. The second time, she’s seventeen, and it’s no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina’s murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for…