Articles Posted in the " ya books " Category

  • “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. […]


  • Everyone Has a Secret in “Tell Me No Lies”

    Adele Griffin’s Tell Me No Lies is an honest look at the lengths people will go to (especially in high school) to find a place where they feel like they belong. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • Book Review: The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

    The summer before their freshman year of college, five friends journey from London on a ten-day cross-continent trip. In The Summer of Us, Europe is mostly a backdrop as these friends discover that growing up sometimes means growing apart. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • “Ship It” Sounds Cute but May Actually Do Shippers a Disservice

    I was really excited about Britta Lundin’s Ship It, a YA novel heavily focused on fandom and convention culture featuring an LGBTQ+ romance. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed with the characters and the way fandom – particularly shippers – were presented. It is a good starting off point for a much-needed discussion about entitlement in fandom, […]


  • Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    I read a lot of YA. I read a lot of fantasy. It has been a long time since something has captivated me as much as Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. I had a lot of expectations going into this book, and usually that means I’m silently pleading to not be let down, but […]