Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky is a Young Adult contemporary novel which features girl who loves fashion and a paleontology nerd, in fact, Natalie was chosen as a recipient of a scholarship for an internship at an Ice Age site in Texas. While she’s there, she’ll see how hard this is a difficult world.Read More »
Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Young Adult diverse book told through two narrators. Sophie and Peter have been best friends since they were children, the Terrible Twosome as some people called them. Inseparable, the main characters have to navigate through their delicate relationship following her kidney donation to him.Read More »
Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Date: November 6th 2018
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ fantasy book with a diverse cast. The country of Ikhara is ruled by a king who each year takes eight girls from the Paper Caste, the lowest caste made up of people without any beastly feature. Then there is the Steel Caste formed by half-humans who possess animal-demon qualities and above all of them we find the Moon Caste which includes only fully demons.
Lei is from one of the most poor regions of Ikhara and she despises Moon people because of what they did to her people and to her family, however the news of her golden eyes have reached th capital city and she’s taken away from her home to become a Paper girl of the king. Although she surrendered to her fate, she would have never thought that she would fall in love with another Paper girl.Read More »
Title: Summer Bird Blue
Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
Date: September 11th 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
After reading Akemi Dawn Bowman’s debut novel Starfish (read my review here), I fell in love with this author. I couldn’t not read her new book: Summer Bird Blue. It’s a YA contemporary novel who follows Rumi during the months right after her sister’s death. She has been sent away to Hawaii by her mother and she has to learn to live with half of her heart gone while trying to regain her love and passion for music, a thing she shared with Lea.Read More »
It’s cover reveal day for Wayward Stars (Starswept, #2) by Mary Fan! This sweeping sequel to the award-winning YA sci-fi novel Starswept will be released on February 26, 2019 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.
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Author: Nadine Brandes
Date: July 10th 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes is a YA fantasy retelling of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The protagonist is Thomas Fawkes, a sixteen-years-old guy, who goes to London looking for his father, the famous Guy Fawkes. After catching the Stone Plague, in fact, he stopped receiving letters from his dad and the latter didn’t go to Tomas’ Color Test to give him his mask which would have bonded him with a color.
However, after finding his father, he will learn that there are more important things at risk than his Color Test.
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Title: The Harper Effect
Author: Taryn Bashford
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court–until her coach dropped her for being “mentally weak.” Without tennis, who is she? Her confidence at an all-time low, she secretly turns to her childhood friend, next-door neighbor Jacob–who also happens to be her sister’s very recent ex-boyfriend. If her sister finds out, it will mean a family war.
But when Harper is taken on by a new coach who wants her to train with Colt, a cold, defensive, brooding young tennis phenom, she hits the court all the harder, if only to prove Colt wrong. Read More »