Fantasy · Middle Grade · Mythology · Reviews · Young Adult

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

My Rating: ★★★★★ Date Started: 7/14/17 — Date Finished: 7/16/17 Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology Recommended for People Who Like: adventure, mythological creatures, Gods, humor, series where characters evolve from confused preteens to badass teenagers Percy Jackson Series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian Hey y'all. As you… Continue reading The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

Fantasy · Reviews · Romance · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu | Review

My Rating: ★★★☆☆ Date Started: 4/2/18 — Date Finished: 4/6/18 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance Recommended for People Who Like: Ready Player One, futuristic worlds, virtual reality, diverse characters, Tokyo setting, video games Warcross Series: Warcross, Wildcard I feel like I should just stop reading hyped books because without fail, I always end up liking them a lot… Continue reading Warcross (Warcross, #1) by Marie Lu | Review

Contemporary · LGBTQA+ · Reviews · Romance · Young Adult

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | Review

My Rating: ★★★☆☆ Date Started: 8/13/18 — Date Finished: 8/15/18 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQA+, Romance Recommended for People Who Like: coming-of-age, main character exploring sexuality, light-hearted books, humor, first person POV, diversity, f/f side characters I was really liking this book for the majority if it, but the last 50-100 pages kind of ruined it for me. I'm just… Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | Review

Fantasy · Magical Realism · Reviews · Romance · Stand Alone · Young Adult

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton | Review

My Rating: ★★★★☆ Date Started: 6/13/18 — Date Finished: 6/13/18 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Romance, Stand Alone Recommended for People Who Like: lyrical prose, magical realism, love, heartbreak This book was such a journey. I traveled three generations of women over the course of 300 pages, and it genuinely feels like so much time has passed since I… Continue reading The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender By Leslye Walton | Review

Contemporary · LGBTQA+ · Reviews · Romance · Young Adult

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Review

My Rating: ★★★★★ Date Started: 7/31/18 — Date Finished: 8/1/18 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQA+, Romance Recommended for People Who Like: coming-of-age stories, dealing with loss and grief, multiple POVS, books that take place all in one day, m/m romance Take 37 of Trying-to-Write-this-Review-Without-Crying; action! You truly have to be a fantastic author to get people to read a book where… Continue reading They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera | Review

Fantasy · Mystery · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore | Review

My Rating: ★★★★☆ Date Started: 7/30/18 — Date Finished: 8/2/18 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy Recommended for People Who Like: slower paced books, bizarre storylines, mysteries, art, umbrellas, a snippet of f/f romance, a spunky dog This book was... much stranger than I expected. In fact, I don't even know what I was expecting. The synopsis is so vague. A part of… Continue reading Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore | Review

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The First Young Adult Book I Ever Read

The year was 2008. Up until this point, all the books I had read were Children's/Middle Grade books: The Magic Treehouse, Goosebumps...you get the idea. I was in 4th grade, a mere nine years old when I decided to read my first Young Adult book. Oh wow, so many to choose from! The Hunger Games,… Continue reading The First Young Adult Book I Ever Read

Fantasy · Paranormal · Reviews · Romance

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare | Review

My Rating: ★★★★★ Date Started: 7/12/18 — Date Finished: 7/14/18 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance Recommended for People Who Like: demons, werewolves, vampires, action-packed fighting scenes, romance, humor, adventure The Mortal Instruments Series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire *Deep breath* So I decided to start… Continue reading City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare | Review

Contemporary · Fantasy · LGBTQA+ · Reviews · Young Adult

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum | Review

My Rating: ★★★★★ Date Started: 6/24/18 — Date Finished: 6/25/18 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQA+, Romance, Fantasy Recommended for People Who Like: emotional reads, m/m romance, books pertaining to mental illness So...this may be my new favorite book of 2018. I really loved this book. I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day at work, so then I came home and… Continue reading The Wicker King by K. Ancrum | Review

Fantasy · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer | Review

My Rating: ★★★★☆ Date Started: 7/23 -- Date Finished: 7/24 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction Recommended for People Who Like: The Lunar Chronicles, evil villains, delusional villains, Levana (lol) The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter Accompanying book: Stars Above So in addition to Levana being evil, conniving, and manipulative, this book has fortified the fact that she is bat… Continue reading Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer | Review