Articles Posted in the " ya books " Category



  • 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 […]


  • Interview with Author Danika Stone

    Internet Famous, by Danika Stone, goes into romance, yes, but also the dangers of having an online presence. I won’t give away too many details of the book, but I highly suggest a read. In addition — I must admit squeeing a bit, as the author mentions one of my favorite fandoms, Supernatural. I couldn’t […]


  • The Cruel Prince Review: Gritty Fantasy With A Kick

    The world of Faerie is not like our own. This is something that Jude, the main character in Holly Black’s new book, The Cruel Prince, learns at the tender age of seven. That’s when her mother’s first husband tracks down her family and kills her parents while Jude and her sisters watch. Read our before commenting. Please […]


  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Delightfully Dark

    Before I started reading, all I knew about Julie Dao’s Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was that it was very popular at this year’s BookExpo. After finishing, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it. This morning, when I was reading other people’s reviews searching for a way to articulate my thoughts, I discovered something important. […]