The Haunted

The Haunted by Danielle Vega (2019)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal | Horror | Mystery
Blurb:

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.  Continue reading

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Undead Girl Gang

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (2018)

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Teen Fiction | Paranormal Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Continue reading

The Impossibility of US

The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman (2018)

the impossibility of us

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
4.5 starsBlurb:

“The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.

When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Continue reading

The Gringo Champion

The Gringo Champion (Campeón gabacho) by Aura Xilonen (2017)
Translated by Andrea Rosenberg

the gringo champion

Fiction | Contemporary | Sports
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTION

Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach “the promised land.” And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story. Continue reading

Wallflowers Series

Wallflowers #1-4 by Lisa Kleypas (2004-2006)

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Fiction | Historical Romance | (TV-MA)
5 stars

Oh my goodness I ended up binge-reading this entire series! I love Jane Austen’s novels and these are very similar in style but, well, less reserved (lol). It’s been a while since I found a historical fiction tale that so captivated my attention and of course I didn’t mind the romance! Continue reading

Keep This to Yourself

Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan

keep this to yourself

YA Fiction | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac’s best friend Connor was the murderer’s final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he’s drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Continue reading

Stormrise

Stormrise by Jillian Boehme (2019)
-eARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 StarsBlurb:

“If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants. Continue reading