Articles Posted in the " ya books " Category

  • A Diverse Cast Makes The Gilded Wolves Worth A Read

    On the eve of the Exposition Universelle in 19th century Paris, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie, a French-Algerian treasure hunter and hotel owner, is on the cusp of gaining back his family’s fortune. All he has to do is recover an ancient artifact sought by the Order of Babel. This is the story in The Gilded Wolves by Roshani […]



  • “White Stag” Book Review: Good Premise, Poor Execution

    In White Stag, author Kara Barbieri asks you to imagine a land where it’s always winter, and all of the goblins look like David Bowie in Labyrinth (and he wasn’t even a goblin, he was just their king). Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are […]


  • “The Similars” Just Has Too Much Going On

    High school is hard enough without having to deal with the clone of your dead best friend. In The Similars by Rebecca Hanover, Emmaline Chance’s junior year at her prestigious boarding school is about to get complicated. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • “Pride” Could Have Been So Much Better

    I really wanted to like Pride. It’s a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, which I will never not want to read, and an own voices novel, of which I’m trying to read more. But Ibi Zoboi’s Brooklyn-based take on the classic novel was just such a slog to get through, and there is very little to […]


  • “Wildcard” Review: A Not-Very-Satisfying Conclusion

    Warcross introduced a sleek, semi-virtual world where an international competition of VR Capture the Flag is the setting for an intriguing mystery. Wildcard took the potential of the first book and…just…kind of…did something with it. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • An Interview with Nancy Richardson Fischer

    At this year’s BookExpo, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to speak to Nancy Richardson Fischer about her YA debut, When Elephants Fly, which comes out today. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.




  • Return to Space in Nyxia Unleashed – Book Review

    Return to Eden and our intrepid heroes from Genesis 11 and Genesis 12 in Scott Reintgen’s Nyxia Unleashed, the second installment in his Nyxia Triad series. Nyxia Unleashed delivers on a lot of what was promised in Nyxia – namely, ALIENS – but it also manages to fall short in a few ways. Read our before commenting. […]