People Like Us

People Like Us by Dana Mele (2018)

people like us

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. Continue reading

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One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

one of us is lying

YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading

Along Comes a Wolfe

Along Comes a Wolfe (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #1) by Angie Counios & David Gane (2015)
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along comes a wolfe

YA Fiction | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“The first exciting adventure of Shepherd and Wolfe.

High school student, Sheri Beckman, has disappeared. After a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with the wise-ass troublemaker, Charlie Wolfe, to find out what happened.  Continue reading

The Assassin Game

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay (2016)

the assassin game

YA Fiction | Mystery/Thriller
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Who will be left after lights out?

Tag, you’re it…

It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before—  Continue reading

Player’s Game

Player’s Game by Desirae Clark (2018)
-NetGalley Review-

Player's Game

Teen Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
3 StarsBlurb:

“Samantha Valentine’s life turns upside down when she finds out her family is returning to her old town, Scottsdale. It took her a while to make the city her home, and now all of that is for naught, as she has to learn to settle in a quiet town again.  Continue reading

Counting Wolves

Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart (2017)
-eARC Review-

counting wolves

Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 Stars
Blurb:

“The Breakfast Club meets Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward.

Milly’s evil stepmother commits her to a pediatric psych ward. That’s just what the wolf wants. With bunk mates like Red, who’s spiraling out of control; Pig, a fire-bug who claims Milly as her own—but just wants extra dessert—Vanet, a manic teen masquerading as a fairy godmother with wish-granting powers as likely to kill as to help; and the mysterious Wolfgang, rumored to roam for blood at night; it doesn’t take long for Milly to realize that only her dead mother’s book of tales can save her.  Continue reading

The Waking Land

The Waking Land (The Waking Land #1) by Callie Bates (2017)
-eARC Review-

the waking land

YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.  Continue reading