Category: Book Review

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Replica by Lauren Oliver

A clone conspiracy with plenty of twists and turns, Replica by Lauren Oliver will satisfy YA fans of “Orphan Black” and keep readers on the edge of their seats. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Spare & Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

Spare & Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

A lush, thought-provoking novel in the vein of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffen sets out to explore what defines our humanity, and weighs the risks of security versus progress. Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Beast by Brie Spangler

Beast by Brie Spangler

  A story as charming and entertaining as it is moving and important, Beast by Brie Spangler hits all the right notes in this triumph of contemporary YA fiction. Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Frazzled by Booki Vivat

Frazzled by Booki Vivat

Move over, Wimpy Kid. There’s a new illustrated diary on the block, and Frazzled by Booki Vivat will have you cheering for a lunchtime revolution, cringing in sympathy at Abbie Wu’s antics, and rooting for her to make it through the wild jungle that is Middle School. Meet Abbie Wu! She’s about to start middle […]

Posted September 21, 2016 by Sara in Book Review, Middle Grade / 0 Comments
Divider

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

A minimalist and poignant story, The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan is about the bond between a dog and two lost children, and how they come to save each other. From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive […]

Posted September 21, 2016 by Sara in Book Review, Middle Grade / 0 Comments
Divider

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

With a description hailing it as “Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones,” Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel had me at “hello.” So to speak. Somewhere in the Badlands, embedded deep in centuries-buried rock and sand, lies the skeleton of a massive dinosaur, larger than anything the late nineteenth-century world has ever seen. Some legends […]

Posted September 20, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Poignant and ultimately uplifting, Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu is a moving story about unexpected bravery and the unlikely path to healing after an unspeakable tragedy. When Caroline’s little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

A dream-like version of Brooklyn thrives in Sarah Porter’s Vassa in the Night, a clever and modern twist on the classic Baba Yaga legend. In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider

Overdrive by Dawn Ius

Overdrive by Dawn Ius

An Ocean’s 11-style car heist featuring four spunky teen protagonists, Overdrive by Dawn Ius goes from zero to sixty from the very first page. Jules Parish has screwed up. After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. She’s too good to get caught, but she let her (ex)-boyfriend talk her into a questionable job. […]

Posted September 8, 2016 by Sara in Book Review / 0 Comments
Divider
Divider