The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong || Book Review

“That’s what we all want, isn’t it? Power without price.” Synopsis: My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I […]

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott || Book Review

“I’m tired of living without really living.” Synopsis: Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself […]

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From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon || Book Review

“When I’m with you, I feel I can breathe.” Synopsis: Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all […]

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Charlie the Fearless and Tancho the Brave by Suhmayah Banda || Book Review

“Tancho smiled. He liked his new name, and it made him happy to know that his fearless brother thought he was brave.” Banda’s Charlie the Fearless and Tancho the Brave is an imaginative and remarkable tale concerning acceptance and the strength that comes with having a strong support system. As Charlie and Tancho go out on […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Following the powerful and important #blacklivematter movement, Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is an inspirational story about fighting oppression and seeking equality for all. When Starr Carter witnesses a police officer commit a horrific act upon her […]

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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren || Book Review

“But this is your life, and it will stretch out before you, and you are the only person who can make it whatever you want it to be.” An extraordinary and utterly emotionally novel, Christina Lauren’s Autoboyography is a completely new reading experience in the realm of LGBTQ+ young adult literature. A coming of age self discovery story, […]

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Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell || Book Review

“The whole world is dancing with you.” A lighthearted young adult short story collection, Rainbow Rowell’s Almost Midnight is guaranteed to bring a smile on readers’ faces. Midnights follows the every growing connection between two teens through their multiple New Year celebration experiences, while Kindred Spirits explores the variety of those in the “nerd” Star Wars Fans community by diving […]

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Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese || Book Review

“For simply being, the world should thank you.” Joe Albanese’s collection of poetry in Cocktails with a Deadman beautifully captures the rawness and realness of the multiple moments most of us experience in our lives. From the inability to find work in our high unemployment rate to the desire for something more in life, Albanese […]

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett || Book Review

“For the evaders, avoiders, dodgers, and side-steppers. You probably have a good reason for hiding. May you work through it and find your inner lion.” An undeniably adorable YA romance novel, Jenn Bennett’s Alex, Approximately is the perfect read to rekindle those “gushy” feelings of passion and young love. When Bailey moves to California for a fresh […]

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Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“Kaz leaned back. ‘What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?’ ‘Knife to the throat?’ asked Inej. ‘Gun to the back?’ said Jesper. ‘Poison in his cup?’ suggested Nina. ‘You’re all horrible,’ said Matthias.” A daring and original YA novel, Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows brings a whole new meaning to the brilliance that […]

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