And I Darken

Read: 06/27-06/29 And I Darken by Kiersten White NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being…

All of This is True

Read: 06/18-06/19 All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to hear the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her. Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When…

The Lies They Tell

Read: 06/15-06/17 The Lies They Tell by Gillian French Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just…

Invisible Ghosts

Read: 06/06-06/07 Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider Rose Asher believes in ghosts. She should, since she has one for a best friend: Logan, her annoying, Netflix-addicted brother, who is forever stuck at fifteen. But Rose is growing up, and when an old friend moves back to Laguna Canyon and appears in her drama class, things get…

Sky in the Deep

Read: 05/16-05/24 Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the…

Six of Crows

Read: 05/03-05/15 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t…

To Kill a Kingdom

Read: 04/21-04/23 To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen…

Heart of Iron

Read: 03/31-04/16 Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining…

Burning Glass

Read: 02/13-02/27 Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free. After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya…

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Read: 09/29-09/29 Sometimes I will read a book by a new author for the first time and fall in love with their writing. Once I finish the book I do all the research I can into any other books by that author that are either already published or going to be published soon. I had…