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Rad Women Worldwide | A Review + Short Discussion

Title: Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Written by: Kate Schatz Illustrated by: Miriam Klein Stahl Published: September 27th 2016 by Ten Speed Press My Rating: 4/5 stars Rad Women Worldwide is a collection of 40 stories of the most influential trailblazers in history. Women. Sharing a… Continue reading Rad Women Worldwide | A Review + Short Discussion


Warcross by Marie Lu

Title: Warcross Author: Marie Lu Genre: YA, Science Fiction Published 12 September 2017 by G.P Putnam Son's Books for Young Readers Rating: 5/5 stars For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe,… Continue reading Warcross by Marie Lu


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Title: Genuine Fraud Author: E. Lockhart Genre: YA, Mystery Published 5 September 2017 by Delacorte Press Rating: 4/5 stars The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a… Continue reading Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows 

Title: My Lady Jane (Lady Janies #1) Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows  Genre: Historical, Fantasy, YA Published June 7th 2016 by HarperTeen Rating: 5/5 The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind… Continue reading My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows 


Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Title: Royally Screwed (Royally #1) Author: Emma Chase Genre: New Adult, Romance Published October 18th 2016 by Emma Chase, LLC  Rating: 4.5/5 Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.  Then, one snowy… Continue reading Royally Screwed by Emma Chase


Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Title: Definitions of Indefinable Things Author: Whitney Taylor Genre: Young Adult, Mental Illness, Contemporary Published April 4, 2017, by HMH Book for Young Readers Rating: 3.5/5 This heartbreaking, humorous novel is about three teens whose lives intersect in ways they never expected.  Reggie Mason is all too familiar with "the Three Stages of Depression." She… Continue reading Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor


Caraval by Stephanie Garber 

Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber  Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Published January 31st 2017 by Flatiron Books Rating: 5/5 Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and… Continue reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber 


Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn

Title: Wesley James Ruined My Life Author: Jennifer Honeybourn Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published July 18th 2017 by Swoon Reads Rating: 4/5 Sixteen-year-old Quinn Hardwick’s having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood… Continue reading Wesley James Ruined My Life by Jennifer Honeybourn


What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

Title: What To Say Next Author: Julie Buxbaum Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mental Health Published July 11th 2017 by Delacorte Press Rating: 4.5/5 Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world. KIT: I don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets… Continue reading What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum