I review Young Adult literature. I am in no way paid to put my opinion of these novels on the Internet. I simply review the books that I’ve been reading on my own free time.

My reviews are critically based on a 5-star system, averaging from the evaluations of Character, Plot, and overall Style that make up a story and keep the reader interested. I try not to reveal too much of the plot aside from character names and locations. If there are spoilers in my reviews, it will be mentioned early on.

Some of the books I’ve reviewed so far: (Order by author last name)

*Note: I’m still working on posting and reviewing some of the links that follow. If a link doesn’t work the post either isn’t published yet or I’m busy fixing bugs.

A

Alire Sáenz, Benjamin
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

B

Balong, Cyn
DEAD RIVER

Blake, Kendare
THREE DARK CROWNS

C

Carman, Patrick
PULSE

Clare, Cassandra
CITY OF BONES (Immortal Instruments #1)
CITY OF ASHES (Immortal Instruments #2)
CITY OF GLASS (Immortal Instruments #3)
CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS (Immortal Instruments #4)

Cluess, Jessica
A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING (Kingdom on Fire #1)

Connolly, MarcyKate
MONSTROUS

D

De La Cruz, Melissa
THE RING AND THE CROWN

DeStefano, Lauren
PERFECT RUIN

G

Gabel, Claudia; Klam, Cheryl
ELUSION

H

Hall, Maggie
THE CONSPIRACY OF US (Book 1)

Hayes, Drew
FRED THE VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT

Hodkin, Michelle
THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER

J

Jae, Ava
BEYOND THE RED

K

Kang, Lydia
CONTROL

Kaufman, Amie; Spooner, Meagan
THESE BROKEN STARS

King, A.S.
STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO

Kraus, Daniel
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF ZEBULON FINCH

L

Lane, Lindsey
EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN

Lawrence, Theo
MYSTIC CITY

Laybourne, Emmy
MONUMENT 14

Lu, Marie
LEGEND (Legend #1)
PRODIGY (Legend #2)
CHAMPION (Legend #3)

THE YOUNG ELITES (The Young Elites #1)
THE ROSE SOCIETY (The Young Elites #2)
THE MIDNIGHT STAR (The Young Elites #3)

 

 

M

Maas, Sarah J.
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES (Book 1)
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (Book 2)
A COURT OF. . .? (Book 3 – Coming in 2017)

Mandanna, Shangu
LOST GIRL

Marsh, Sarah Glenn
FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP

McGinnis, Mindy
NOT A DROP TO DRINK
IN A HANDFUL OF DUST (NADTD companion)

A MADNESS SO DISCREET

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES

GIVEN TO THE SEA (Oct. 2017)

Meadows, Jodi
INCARNATE (Incarnate #1)

O

Oliver, Lauren
REPLICA

P

Paige, Danielle
DORTHY MUST DIE

Picoult, Jodi; Van Leer, Samantha
BETWEEN THE LINES

Plum, Amy
DIE FOR ME (Revenant #1)

R

Reeves, Dia
BLEEDING VIOLET

Revis, Beth
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (ATU #1)
A MILLION SUNS (ATU #2)
SHADES OF EARTH (ATU #3)

THE BODY ELECTRIC

Russel, Romina
ZODIAC

S

Safran Foer, Johnathan
EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE

Schillace, Brandy
HIGH STAKES

Schwab, V.E/Victoria
VICIOUS

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC (Shades of Magic book 1)
A GATHERING OF SHADOWS (Shades of Magic book 2)
A CONJURING OF LIGHT (Shades of Magic book 3)

THIS SAVAGE SONG
OUR DARK DUET

Shepherd, Megan
THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER
HER DARK CURIOSITY (Madman’s Daughter #2)
A COLD LEGACY (Madman’s Daughter #3)

Stiefvater, Maggie
THE SCORPIO RACES

THE RAVEN BOYS (The Raven Cycle book #1)
THE DREAM THIEVES (The Raven Cycle book #2)

W

Whipple, Natalie
HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW

White, Kiersten
AS I DARKEN

Z

Zhang, Kat
WHAT’S LEFT OF ME

I’m reading several memoirs and nonfiction works as well. Some of my favorites so far have been:

BIG MAGIC, by Elizabeth Gilbert
WHAT THE DOG SAW by Malcolm Gladwell
THE TIPPING POINT by Malcolm Gladwell
BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell

A WORK IN PROGRESS by Connor Franta
BINGE by Tyler Oakley
FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel
PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi