2020 releases · YA

A Local Election and a Romance in the Making: Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

I was super excited to get to read this one early. I really like Becky Albertalli, I love Simon vs. (wasn't a huge fan of Leah and I did not really like What If It's Us, but still) and I really like the fact that this was co-written by Aisha Saeed. I haven't read her… Continue reading A Local Election and a Romance in the Making: Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

2019 releases · fantasy · YA

Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

“The magic poured life into the images, showing his people swathed in bright colors, prospering and using magic freely.”  When I first saw this book on Edelweiss, I immediately knew I needed to read it. I mean, this is a Latinx inspired Fantasy (yay!) with a prince and a faceless thief (Arya Stark vibes???), which… Continue reading Promising, But Ultimately Too Generic: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

2019 releases · YA

The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

As you're all very well aware, I am incapable of resisting a good cover. And if you look at the cover for With the Fire on High you can see one thing - IT IS STUNNING. And naturally, when I am doing my favorite thing ever (meaning perusing Edelweiss) and then see a cover like… Continue reading The Art of Cooking and Coming of Age: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 releases · YA

A Girl Arthur, an Adolescent Merlin and So Much Unused Potential: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

I am sure you have heard me raving about A Cathedral of Myth and Bone (if not, you can do so HERE). Ever since reading that, I've become obsessed with the King Arthur story and legend and all the characters. So I was super excited to see that there was a queer Sci-Fi retelling of… Continue reading A Girl Arthur, an Adolescent Merlin and So Much Unused Potential: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

2019 releases · YA

Country Stars, Friendship and My Soul Shattered: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

I have told you on numerous occasion how much I love and adore Emma Mills. I think she writes the best YA contemporary out there and her books totally made me fall back in love with the genre. I have read all of her books (there are 4 but still) and I have loved every… Continue reading Country Stars, Friendship and My Soul Shattered: Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

2018 releases · YA

Destiny, New York and even some Hamilton: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

“I don’t know if we’re in a love story or a story about love.”  I remember when this book was announced how excited I got. I am a huge fan of Becky Albertalli's (I was blown away by Simon vs.) and I've always wanted to read an Adam Silvera book. SO when they announced a… Continue reading Destiny, New York and even some Hamilton: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

2017 releases · thrillers · YA

Impersonation, Unlikeable Narrators and No Suspense: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

"For anyone who has been taught that good equals small and silent, here is my heart with all its ugly tangles and splendid fury." I had an ARC of this for so long, I decided to just go ahead and read it, since it was just staring at me from my Kindle. I read We… Continue reading Impersonation, Unlikeable Narrators and No Suspense: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

2018 releases · YA

Magic, Oppression and Rebellion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.” I am sure you've heard of this book - it's one of the biggest releases of the year, and rightfully so. I have seen nothing but rave reviews for this ever since it came out, and I… Continue reading Magic, Oppression and Rebellion: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

discussions

Discussion: Is YA an Age Group or a Genre?

Discussion time. I discovered a new podcast! I've been loving the Hey YA podcast from Book Riot. I just listened to the last available episode and the podcast's been reminding me just how much I love YA, since I tend to forget that. My rekindled love inspired this post. I've been thinking about YA and… Continue reading Discussion: Is YA an Age Group or a Genre?