Articles Posted in the " ya books " Category

  • 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. […]


  • Warcross Review: Entertaining, If Slightly Predictable

    Warcross isn’t just a game; it’s life. In Marie Lu’s ambiguously set future, Warcross is as ubiquitous as breathing. In present day, Warcross is an enjoyable romp through a partly-virtual world, an entertaining introduction to an intriguing mystery. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • Tomi Adeyemi on Epic Adventures and Representation

    If you’re not familiar with the name Tomi Adeyemi, you soon will be. Her debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, hasn’t even hit shelves yet and has already been optioned for a movie, in a seven-figure deal that is almost unheard of for a new author, let alone one who is just 23. Read our […]


  • Book Review: “The Pearl Thief”

    I’ve been meaning to make a recommendation post for Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity, a gripping tale of a young British spy who is captured during World War II and her friendship with a pilot, but I obviously never got around to it. Nevertheless, even though The Pearl Thief is a prequel, it fully stands on its […]


  • “Wanted” AKA “What the Spell Did I Just Read?”

    Wanted is the second book in Betsy Schow’s Storymakers series, but whereas the first book, Spelled, was charming and fun, Wanted is merely chaotic and confusing. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.