Tag: young-adult


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Mini-review: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Title: The Piper’s Son Author: Melina Marchetta My rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca—but five years have passed, and now …

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

Title: The Bird and the Sword Author: Amy Harmon My rating: 4 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve …

Audiobook review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) Author: Marie Rutkoski Narrator: Justine Eyre Story rating: 4 of 5 Stars Audio rating: 4 of 5 Stars Overall rating: 4 of 5 Stars MY THOUGHTS I’m so glad I …

Audiobook review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Can you die from cuteness?

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Narrator: Michael Crouch Story rating: 5 of 5 Stars Audio rating: 5 of 5 Stars Overall rating: 5 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier …

Audiobook review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) Author: Marie Rutkoski Narrator: Justine Eyre Story rating: 3 of 5 Stars Audio rating: 3 of 5 Stars Overall rating: 3 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Winning what you want may …

Review: Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols. Their passion for music was contagious

Title: Dirty Little Secret Author: Jennifer Echols My rating: 4 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with …

Review: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park. I wasn’t prepared for that ending.

Title: Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love #1) Author: Jessica Park My rating: 3 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of …

Review: Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. Chemistry off the charts

Title: Such a Rush Author: Jennifer Echols My rating: 5 of 5 Stars MY THOUGHTS It looks like Jennifer Echols’ YA romantic dramas work best for me. I loved her Love Story; her Going Too Far is one …

Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. That time when you relate to heroine’s parents.

Title: Suffer Love Author: Ashley Herring Blake My rating: 4 of 5 Stars SUMMARY “Just let it go.” That’s what everyone keeps telling Hadley St. Clair after she learns that her father cheated on her mother. But Hadley …

Review: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. Why my heart is cold?

Title: Saving Francesca Author: Melina Marchetta My rating: 3 of 5 Stars SUMMARY Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom. Her only female companions are …