Review: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Genre: YA horror/mystery Publication Date: July 7, 2020 Publisher: Delacourte From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot wasContinue reading “Review: Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power”

Review: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Genre: YA contemporary Publisher: Knopf Publication date: October 29, 2019 In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time. Powerful and uplifting, Full Disclosure will speak to fans of Angie Thomas and Nicola Yoon. Simone Garcia-Hampton is startingContinue reading “Review: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett”

Review: Me, Myself, And Him by Chris Tebbetts

Genre: YA contemporary/speculative fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication date: July 9, 2019 Perfect for fans of Becky Albertali’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and A. S. King’s Still Life with Tornado, this story of parallel time lines cleverly explores how our choices can change and shape us–as well as the ways in which choicesContinue reading “Review: Me, Myself, And Him by Chris Tebbetts”

ARC Review: Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

Genre: YA memoir (nonfiction) Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication date: May 20, 2019 Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five” (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. “I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. IContinue reading “ARC Review: Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson”

ARC Review: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

Genre: YA contemporary Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication date: March 3, 2019 Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s numberContinue reading “ARC Review: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman”