2018 | Books read (2018) | Fantasy (YA) | Historical Fiction (YA) | Horror (YA) | Retelling (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

GENRE & SYNOPSIS YOUNG ADULT/HISTORICAL FICTION/RETELLINGS/FANTASY/HORROR Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who […]

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Dystopia (YA) | Fantasy (YA) | Science fiction (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (#1 The Darkest Minds)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Young Adult/Science Fiction/Dystopia/Fantasy When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that […]

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Contemporary (YA) | Realistic Fiction (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Young Adult/Contemporary/Realistic Fiction Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil […]

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Fantasy (YA) | Paranormal (YA) | Romance (YA) | Science fiction (YA) | Steampunk (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (#1 The Infernal Devices)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Young Adult/Paranormal/Science Fiction/Steampunk/Romance In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series. The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends […]

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