This page consists of book reviews of YA books that I have read and reviewed for this blog. Please note that these books may not be appropriate for all young adults aged between 12 to 18 years old. Parents and teachers are strongly encouraged to preview the book before purchasing or recommending the title to their child/students as they see fit.


Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe #1)

Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (Nicholas Flamel #1) 

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terril

Amber Frost (Lost Magic #1) by Suzi Davis 

America by E. R. Frank 

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake 

Angelfire by Courtney Alison Moulton (Angelfire #1) 

Anyone But You by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Aurelia by Anne Ousterlund

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky


Beat the Band by Don Calame

Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles #1) 

Between by Cyndi Tefft

Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms #3) 

Black Heart by Holly Black (Curseworkers #3)

Blood Lie by Shirley Vernick 

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #3)

The Bodyfinder by Kimberly Dertling (Body Finder #1)

Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Boot Camp by Todd Strasser

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartolletti

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosaline Wiseman

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff 

The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf 

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (Hundred Oaks #5)

Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals 2.5)

Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (Bright Young Things, Book 1)

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

By the time you read this, I'll be dead by Julie Ann Peters


Carter's Big Break by Brent Crawford

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catherine by April Lindner

The Cellar by A.J. Whitten

Charles and Emma: The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman 

Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Chime by Frannie Billingsley 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #1) 

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #4)

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #6)

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #5)

Clarity by Kim Harrington (Clarity #1)

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #1)

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #2)

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (Infernal Devices #3)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Control by Lydia Kang

Crash by Lisa McMann (Visions #1)

Crash into You by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #3)

Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould 

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters


Dare You To by Katie McGarry (Pushing the Limits #2)

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (Dark Divine #1)

Dark Parties by Sara Grant 

Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Dark Song by Gail Giles

Darker Still by Lynn Renee Heiber (Magic Most Foul #1)

Dash and Lilly's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)

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

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer 

Deadline by Chris Cruther

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Debbie Harry Sings French by Meagan Brothers 

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #1)

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (Body Finder #2)

Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart 

Divergent  by Veronica Roth (Divergent #1) 

Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Dream Boy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg

The Duff  by Kody Keplinger


Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins (Wings of War #1)

Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (Finishing School #1)

Everlost by Neal Shusterman (Skinjacker #1)

Everbound by Brodi Ashton (Everneath #2)

Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath #1)

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath #3)

Everyday and Six Days Earlier by David Levithan

Everything I Was by Corrine Demas

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (Dark Caravan #1)


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit

Fat Cat by Robin Brande

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study Series #3)

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (For Darkness series #1)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Forever by Judy Blume

Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Fracture by Megan Miranda

The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler


Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Gilt by Katherine Longshore

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Gone by Lisa McMann (Wake #3)

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #1) 

Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters #2)


Half Bad by Sally Green (Half Life #1)

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #2)

Halo by Alexandria Adornetto (Halo #1)

Heist Society by Ally Carter (Heist Society #1)

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #1)

Hush by Eishes Chayil


I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff  (Unknown Assassin/Boy Nobody #2)

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Jasper Dent #1)

In the Shadows by Kiersten White

Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser

Illegal by Brettina Restrepo

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan

Immortal Rules by Julia Kagawa (Blood of Eden #1)

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (New Soul #1)

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Nick Chronicles #1)

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Island of Animals by Denys Johnson-Davies and Sabhia Khemir

It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (Summer I Turned Pretty #1)


Jane by April Lindner

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia


Kara, Lost by Susan Niz 

Karma by Cathy Ostlere

The Keening by A. LaFaye

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


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (Bodyfinder #3)

Legend by Marie Lu (Legend #1)

Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder

Living Violet by Jaime Reed (Cambion Chronicles #1)

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #1) 

Lost Saint by Bree Despain (Dark Divine #2)

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby 

Love Drugged by James Klise 

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Lush by Natasha Friend


A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Walker

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study Series #2)

  The Mark by Jen Nadol

Matched by Ally Condie (Match #1)

Memento Nora by Angie Smibert

The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #3)

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

My Ex From Hell by Tallulah Darling (Blooming Goddess #1)

My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick


The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London #1) 

Namesake by Sue Macleod 

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore #1)

New Girl by Paige Harbison 

The New Phenomenon by Chris Raabe

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #1)

Night Sky by Joelle Perry

Notes from a Midnight Driver by Jonathan Sonnenblick



Orleans by Sherri Smith

Other by Karen Kincy (Other #1) 

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

172 Hours on the Moon by John Harstad


Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #1)
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (Heist Society #3)

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study Series #1)

Possession by Elana Johnson

The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

The Prophecy of Sisters by Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters #1)

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry



Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely #4)

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

Red Glove by Holly Black (Curse Workers #2)

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles #1)

Reggie and Me by Marie Yates 

Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

Returning to Shore by Corrine Demas

 The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (Ruby Red #1)

Rucker Park by Paul Volponi

The Rules of Disappearing by Ashley Elston


Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (Ruby Red #2)

Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Saving June by Kim Harrington 

Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

The Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (Healer/Avry of Kazan #2)

Sea by Heidi Kling

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Seraphina #1)

Shade by Jeri Ready-Smith (Shade #1)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Grisha #1)

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

Shadowlands by Kate Brian (Shadowlands #1)

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Grisha #2)

Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy #4)

Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith (Escape from the Furnace #3)

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #2)

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #2)

Spies of Mississippi by Rick Bowers

Spirit by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #3)

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (Agency #1)

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #1)

Stay by Deb Caletti

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (Hundred Oaks #2)

Still Star Crossed by Malinda Taub

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (Elementals #1)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Lotus War #1)

Strings Attached  by Judy Blundell

Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel (Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2)

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (Scarlett #1)

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce


Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Avry of Kazan #3) 

Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen series, Book 2) 

Tenderness by Robert Cormier

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell

There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack

These Broken Stars by Amy Kaufman and Megan Spooner (Starbound #1)

Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally (Hundred Oaks #3)

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #1)

This Girl is Different  by J.J. Johnson

This Shattered World by Amy Kauffman and Megan Spooner (Starbound #2)

Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles #2)

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson 

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (Avry of Kazan #1)

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #1)

 Trouble by Gary Schmidt

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson


Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (Heist Society #2)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky #1)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (Unearthly #1)

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (Unraveling #1)

Unwelcome by Michael Griffo (Archangel Academy #2)

Unwholly by Neal Shusterman (Unwind #2) 

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

Uses for Boys by Erica  Lorraine Scheidt


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #1)

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst


The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

What is Left of Me by Kat Zhang (Hybrid Trilogy #1)

What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen 

Where She Went by Gayle Forman 

Wherever You Go by Heather Davis 

While He Was Away by Karen Schreck 

White Cat by Holly Black (The Curseworkers #1) 

Why We Broke Uby Daniel Handler

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Chemical Gardens #1)

Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (Wondrous Strange #1)



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