Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

This review contains very mild spoilers for the sake of discussing multiple aspects of the story.  Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers, October 10th 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at [...]

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They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

Title: They Both Die at the End Author: Adam Silvera Genre: YA, Fiction, LGBTQ+ Publisher: HarperTeen, September 5th 2017 Pages: 368 Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking [...]

Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 18th 2016 Pages: 659 Synopsis: The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the [...]

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 20th 2015 Pages: 602 Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic / V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic / V. E. Schwab

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Author: V. E. Schwab Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books, February 24th 2015 Pages: 400 Synopsis: Kell is one of the last travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King—George III. Red London, where life and magic [...]

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Jesse Andrews

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Jesse Andrews

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author: Jesse Andrews Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction, Humor Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, April 21st 2015 (first published March 1st 2012) Pages: 295 Synopsis: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they [...]

Violent Ends / Ed. Shaun David Hutchinson

Violent Ends / Ed. Shaun David Hutchinson

Title: Violent Ends Author: Kendare Blake, Steve Brezenoff, Delilah S. Dawson, Trish Doller, Margie Gelbwasser, E.M. Kokie, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Tom Leveen, Hannah Moskowitz, Elisa Nader, Beth Revis, Mindi Scott, Neal Shusterman, Courtney Summers, Blythe Woolston, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman Editor: Shaun David Hutchinson Genre: Anthology, YA, Fiction Publisher: Simon Pulse, September 1st 2015 Pages: 384 Synopsis: It took only twenty-two minutes for [...]