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

The Amarant

The Amarant by Tricia Barr (2017)
-NetGalley Review-

The Amarant

Teen Fiction | Paranormal: Vampires
2 Stars
Blurb:

“A fictional world brought to life, a dark romance that promises eternity, and a secret that threatens to end it all. Crimson Wilkinson is a teenage girl who, having survived a dark childhood, finds her escape in reading a popular vampire series.  Continue reading

Noteworthy

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate (2017)
-eARC Review-

noteworthy

Teen Fiction | Contemporary
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight.

Then the school gets a mass email: A spot Continue reading

Romeo and What’s Her Name

Romeo and What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff (2017)
-eARC Review-

romeo and what's her name

Teen Fiction | Contemporary Romance | Rom-Com
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

Understudies never get to perform

. . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just:  Continue reading

Dead Little Mean Girl

Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows (2017)
-eARC Review-

dead little mean girl

Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Quinn Littleton was a mean girl—a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died.

A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and staying off the radar. When her nightmare of a new stepsister moves into the bedroom next door, her world is turned upside down. Quinn is a queen bee with a nasty streak who destroys anyone who gets in her way. Teachers, football players, her fellow cheerleaders—no one is safe.  Continue reading

Until the End of the World

Until the End of the World (Until the End of the World #1) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2013)

until the end of the world

Fiction | Horror-Thriller | Zombie Apocalypse | (TV-14)
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Cassie Forrest isn’t surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.  Continue reading

Between the Lines

Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1) by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer (2012)

between the lines

Teen Fiction | Contemporary/Fantasy Romance

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Blurb:

“Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.  Continue reading