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Various Positions
Since the beginning of time (okay, so maybe not that long), there has been a great debate of "What is YA?". I mean, really? What makes a YA book diffe ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
The Catastrophic History of You and Me
The Catastrophic History of You and Me is every girl’s worst nightmare. Brie is dating this awesome guy and they go out to dinner and – BAM – he tells ...more
Dec 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)
Let the Sky Fall combines the swoonworthiness of Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road with the action and heroism of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling.

Jul 02, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
All Our Yesterdays
Full Disclosure : Cristin and I are both part of the (totally awesome) DC YA Mafya aka a group of mostly writers (but sometimes bloggers) who live in ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
Variant (Variant, #1)
This is the story of Benson Fisher and how he settles into his new life at Maxfield Academy, where there are no teachers, no grades, and only 4 rules. ...more
Oct 04, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
I need the fourth book. NOW.

Full review to come!
Nov 30, 2014
Jun 13, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars
there are no words. it's perfect. I FELT ALL THE THINGS. ALL OF THE THINGS.
Jan 12, 2012
Jun 28, 2011
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Where do I begin? Let’s talk about the cover first, which I definitely like more than the original one. The girl on this new cover actually looks like ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
If you asked me to describe this book in one word, I would say it was CREEPALICIOUS.

Jazz is 17 years old and is kind of an outcast in his hometown. Bu
Apr 03, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
Code Name Verity
Oh – my – goodness. I haven’t cried at the end of a book since The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I mean, WOW. In this historical fiction filled th ...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
Paper Towns
two words: black santas.
Jan 14, 2012
Sep 15, 2011
Eleanor & Park
Oh, my – how do I begin? Well, first, let me say that I haven’t read a YA book in a while. I’m climbing the bookish equivalent of Mount Everest this y ...more
May 31, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Rebel (Reboot, #2)
Rebel is one of my favorite reads this year. And Reboot was one of my favorite reads of 2013. Amy Tintera, write more books!

You can read the rest of m
Mar 08, 2014
Jun 02, 2013
Jellicoe Road
So poignant. I don't even know what to say.
May 03, 2012
Oct 01, 2011
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
So, normally I'm not one for contemporary YA. I like the vamps, the weres, the magic, the dystopia. I don't like "normal" stories. THIS is not a "norm ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
Insignia (Insignia, #1)
A boy, outer space, and video games – you’d think that this isn’t really something that I’d like, especially since I read the infamous Ender's Game ea ...more
Jun 19, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
False Memory (False Memory, #1)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox meets Ender's Game

Looking for a book that is action packed and keeps you on the edge of your seat? Well, here it is. Dan K
Jul 16, 2012
Jun 28, 2011
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
Updated 11/06/2013 Reading #4 - and even though I can recite entire paragraphs from memory, it feels so new and so fresh and so good.

Updated 8/19/201
Jun 06, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
This book is flippin fantastic. I read it in about a day and was pretty much caught up in "Elsewhere". And that is just one of the many, many things t ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
You know that awkward moment when all your friends (and the rest of the world it seems like) love something and you’re just like – oh, yeah..not reall ...more
Jul 22, 2013
May 28, 2013
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
Updated 9/1/2012: 2nd reading of this novel and it filled me with more happiness than the first time. I was able to get a better feel for the minor ch ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
At the end of May, I was pining for this book. I mean, I wanted this book so bad. Doesn't it just intrigue you reading this little bit? It certain sna ...more
Jul 12, 2011
May 06, 2011
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
Kids who have superpowers isn’t exactly a new concept in Young Adult (or in books in general for that matter) – but wow – was I pretty impressed with ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Slide (Slide, #1)
Slide is a story about a pink haired girl named Vee. She’s just your regular teenager, except for the fact that she can “slide” into other people’s mi ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Aug 28, 2011
Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska is a book that I wish I would have read during my junior or senior year of high school. Heck, even the summer before college or rig ...more
Jul 18, 2011
May 06, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
Updated 8/30/2012: A third reading of this book and there were *still* things that I picked out for the first time. Such a great story.

Updated 8/19/20
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
Pretty good follow up to The 5th Wave. I'll definitely keep an eye out for the third and final book!

Full review to come!
Jan 13, 2015
Nov 21, 2013
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
I definitely see why this is being made into a movie. Loved!

Full review to come!
Jan 11, 2015
Apr 13, 2013
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
Maggie Stiefvater, how do you continue to outdo yourself? You one-up each of your books every time a new one is published.

I'm not really sure what I t
Jun 10, 2013
Mar 15, 2012
Ask the Passengers
Another great work from A.S. King. In Ask the Passengers, we meet Astrid Jones, who is struggling with not only figuring out who she is but also publi ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Dec 13, 2011
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