“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”
“A brilliant and fanciful young adult novel inspired by the supposed survival of Anastasia, daughter of the last Romonov ruler of Russia.”
“It is a love letter to good writing, interesting plotting, and strong characterization.”
“Does love have to end in heartbreak?”
Set on New Earth in 2294, The Dark Intercept is intriguing.
Many young adult novels can be enjoyed by readers from 8 to 88. Others are tightly aimed at teenagers.
Climate change has wrecked Earth with monster storms and towering tsunamis. Cities around the globe disappear under water that surges higher every day.
If you like happily-ever-after girl-and-horse stories, skip Dark Horses.
“gripping and entertaining, and suitable for both its teenage target audience and adults.”
"an engaging idea that does not quite achieve its aim . . ."
“Nonstop action . . .”
“This morning I awoke to a dead girl standing beside my bed, peeling strips of skin from her arms.”
“a novel that will linger in the heart long after the last page is turned.”
“a delightful book, guaranteed to promote snickers, chuckles, and a guffaw or two.”
“a well-written contemporary YA novel with likable characters and a few moral lessons that are obvious but not heavy-handed.”
“a delightful, sometimes amusing, always exciting steampunk adventure. . . . For those who like their history heavily dipped in fantasy or their science fiction a bit historical . .
“the author uses his typically sharp and piercing sense of humor to breathe life into a multitude of delightful characters. . . . a charming debut novel . . .”
Set 18 years after Assassin's Heart, Thief's Cunning is less a sequel and more a separate book in the same world.
Sarah Dessen knows her literary lane and wisely sticks to it.
“an original and charming story. . . . dramatic, emotional, and ultimately satisfying.”
“The language is dark and lush, compelling the reader to finish just one more chapter . . . [Taylor] crafts intriguing, fully realized characters . . .”
“a lush, tense and surprisingly original reimagining of a classic tale with a flawed and compelling heroine at its heart.”
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson is the story of Mary Addison who allegedly murdered a baby girl when she was only nine years old.
“The story setting and historical era are well researched and believably conveyed in a coming-of-age romance that presents the lessons of war and peace, love and hate, in bold block letters
Many suffer in silence from mental illness. Since there are usually no outward appearances of the illness, most believe nothing is wrong.
“Well written and populated by engaging characters, this story will hold you until the very last page.”