Young Adult

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Tweet Cute

I enjoy hanging out on Twitter, but I’ve also seen more than a few kerfuffles and outright flame wars going on there. That’s part of why Tweet Cute appealed to me. I was lucky enough to win an ARC on Goodreads, and this tale of love and social media was adorable. It was definitely a winning way ...

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Nameless Queen

I love reading series of all types, but sometimes, I find myself in the mood for something that stands on its own. If this is what you're looking for, and if you're a fan of young adult fantasy, look no further than Rebecca McLaughlin's Nameless Queen. It's a fast, absorbing read that wraps things u ...

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A Love Hate Thing

The Blind Side meets The O.C. in A Love Hate Thing, a love story, coming of age story and examination of what and how much we owe to the communities we come from. Tyson Trice, called Trice, hasn’t seen the Smiths in ten years, but a series of tragedies has him leaving the dangerous streets of h ...

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The Furies

I love books about secret societies, so I was beyond excited to get my hands on a copy of Katie Lowe's début novel The Furies. It takes place at an elite New England boarding school, and chronicles one girl's quest to be accepted by the other students. Unfortunately, the execution of the story did ...

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Remember Yesterday

I have rarely in my life read a YA series where I loved the first book, and then the second book was even better. Pintip Dunn’s Remember Yesterday is no sequel written merely to fulfill a book deal or cash in on the first book. This is a fully-fledged and masterfully interlinked continuation of a ...

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Opposite of Always

Combining a touch of the movie About Time with a little bit of The Fault in Our Stars and a heaping helping of charm, Opposite of Always is a story about true love that examines all the things we discover on our way to happily ever after. At the start of our story, Jack King tells us he is an exp ...

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Forget Tomorrow

YA Dystopia is a crammed genre, but also one I truly love when it’s done well - and Forget Tomorrow blasts right past ‘well’ on its way to ‘brilliantly’. The best authors build originality within a genre framework (romance readers know this better than anyone!). Forget Tomorrow has the dys ...

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Every Stolen Breath

Every Stolen Breath is a tense, taut thriller about life, death and justice. Inspired by the Flash Mob violence in Chicago in 2011, this eerie whodunit examines just how far we’ll go in memory of the ones we love. She’s the least likely sleuth in the world. Suffering from both debilitating as ...

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The Bookworm Crush

The Bookworm Crush is a light-hearted YA novel about a bookworm (Amy McIntyre) and a surf god (Toff Nichols) joining forces to win a social media contest in which the prize is meeting Amy’s favorite romance author. Amy has been secretly crushing on Toff since kindergarten. He’s everything she ...

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Most Ardently

Most Ardently is a fun, easy on the soul treasure – a femmeslash Pride and Prejudice AU, if you will. Honors student Elisa Benitez – spirited, outspoken, poor, and independent – meets Darcy Fitzgerald, a mega-rich Kardashian type, in a lit class at Stevenson Community College.  They fight ...