Young Adult

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Crown of Feathers

I've always been intrigued by the phoenix, that mythical bird that rises from the ashes of its own funeral pyre again and again, so when I learned that Nicki Pau Preto had written a book in which phoenixes play an enormous role, I knew I had to read it. Crown of Feathers turned out to be everything ...

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Serious Moonlight

I’m going to use the word ‘charming’ a lot to describe Serious Moonlight. Mostly because ‘charming’ perfectly describes how the book combines a cute first love story, a coming of age tale, a mystery and a character study into a single, tight package. Eighteen-year-old narcoleptic bookwo ...

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The Lost

In The Lost, Natasha Preston writes another chilling YA tale, this time about eleven missing teens – and the one girl who might just defeat their captor. Eleven teenagers disappeared from in and around Mauveton, Ohio in the late spring before seventeen-year-old Piper and Hazel’s senior year o ...

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Courting Darkness

Courting Darkness is the first book in a new duology from author Robin LaFevers. It's a spin-off of her wildly popular His Fair Assassins series, and it features Sybella, whom readers of the previous series will recognize. It's certainly possible to read and enjoy Courting Darkness without having re ...

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To Best the Boys

When I picked up To Best the Boys, I wasn’t expecting to read a mash-up of The Hunger Games, Mackenzi Lee’s Gentleman’s Guide books and Willy Wonka, but that’s what I got. The book’s constant tendency to boomerang between being ludicrous and fascinating made for a fairly unsatisfying read. ...

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We Set the Dark on Fire

In the far-flung future, Medio has been run for thousands of years on the principal of the ancient legend of the thieving Salt God and the financially ripe Sun God.  The upper crust of society are the descendants of the Sun God and his two wives; women are expected to behave in either the manner of ...

B
The Similars

The Similars is the first book in a brand-new series from Rebecca Hanover, featuring a group of teenagers who just happen to be clones. It's set in an upper-class boarding school, which made it an obvious choice for me to pick up, since boarding school books are my catnip. Sixteen-year-old Emmali ...

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The Geography of Lost Things

Jessica Brody’s The Geography of Lost Things tells the story of a road trip from youth to maturity – and from repulsion to forgiveness – and is a really great little slice of growing up and all of the complications fraught with inheriting  a complex legacy. When Ali Collins’ long-estrang ...

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Fire & Heist

Is there anything better than curling up on a chilly fall evening with a light-hearted novel featuring dragons? If there is, I have no earthly idea what it might be. Dragons have always fascinated me, and so, when I learned that author Sarah Beth Durst had written Fire and Heist, a standalone novel ...

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The Lying Woods

What happens when it turns out your father is a liar and cheat on a colossal scale? The Lying Woods takes a look at this difficult subject through the eyes of a young man about to discover that the past has a way of catching up with everyone. Owen Foster’s family has long been in the oil busine ...