YA Reviews by Genre


Middle Grade and YA Books


Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman

March (Book One, Two, Three) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell)

The Playbook: 52 Rules  to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life by  Kwame Alexander

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

Undefeated Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky


Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton


Coming of Age

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Contemporary Romance

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

The Statistical Probabliity of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Dystopian/Science Fiction

Blood Red Road Trilogy by Moria Young

Champion (Book 3, The Legend Trilogy) by Marie Lu)

The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken

Graduation Day (Book 3 The Testing Series) by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study (Book 2 of The Testing Series) by Joelle Charbonneau

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Book 1) by Patrick Ness

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1)

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Fairy Tales Retold

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson


Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F. C. Tee

The Fourteenth Goldfish by by Jennifer L. Holm

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Nightmares (Book 1) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle Trilogy Book #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

The Storyspinner (The Keepers’ Chronicles, Book 1) by Becky Wallace

The Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

Historical Fiction

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

 Mystery, Advenure

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender

The Forbidden Stone (Copernicus Legacy Book 1) by Tony Abbott

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Loot by Jude Watson

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Realistic Fiction

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Final Four by Paul Volponi

Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullala Hunt

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Ghost (Track 1) by Jason Reynolds

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Guitar Notes by Mary Amato

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

Paperboy by VinceVawter

Restart by Gordon Korman

The Running Dream by Wendell Van Draanen

The Total Tragedy of a Girl named Hamlet by Erin Dionne

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Royal Adventures

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson (Book 2 coming July 7, 2015)

The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Science Fiction

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2) by Marissa Meyer

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) and Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West

The Power of Six (The Lorian Legacies Book 2) by Pitticus Lore

Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Tesla’s Attic and Edison’s Alley (The Accelerati Trilogy Books 1 and 2) by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Time Travel

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier


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