Tag Archives: YA fiction

Mini-reviews: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan; One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern; and The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Title: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Ember Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 260 First line: Imagine this: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Going Over by Beth Kephart

Title: Going Over Author: Beth Kephart Genre: YA historical fiction Publisher: Chronicle Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 264 First line: We live with ghosts. Goodreads blurb: In the early 1980s … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau; Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent by N.D. Wilson

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 325 First line: Graduation Day. Goodreads blurb: The Seven Stages War … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Sold by Patricia McCormick; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Title: Sold Author: Patricia McCormick Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Tantor Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from Sync Audiobook reader: Justine Eyre Audiobook length: 3 hours and 44 minutes First line: One more rainy season … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Eleanor and Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffith Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 325 First line: He’d stopped trying to bring her … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary and historical fiction Publisher: Recorded books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, and Fred Berman Audiobook … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Title: The Eye of Minds Author: James Dashner Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 308 pages First line: Michael spoke against the wind, to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: What We Lost in the Dark by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Title: What We Lost in the Dark Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard Genre: YA thriller Publisher: Blackstone Audio Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program Audiobook reader: Rebecca Gibel Audiobook length: 8 … Continue reading

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