THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer

"When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Population: 814. Stephen's summer starts looking up when he meets … Continue reading THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer


"Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his attitude on the court, and the only place he feels normal is in English class, where he can express his inner thoughts in quirky poems and … Continue reading A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jared Reck

FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

"Astrid Krieger lives in a rocket ship prototype in the backyard of her parents' estate. Her recent expulsion from the elite Bristol Academy has won her a unique punishment: She'll have to attend public school for the very first time..." Firecracker was definitely an impulse buy, I'm-at-Half-Price-Books-and-the-cover-is-pretty-so-I-have-to-buy-it type of thing, so I honestly wasn't expecting much from … Continue reading FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

I try not to pick favorite books; to me, that seems a lot like picking a favorite child. But contrary to the previous statement, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is my new favorite book. Carry On is only the second Rainbow Rowell novel I've read, the first being Eleanor and Park. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't very … Continue reading CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell

PASSENGER/WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

"In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family … Continue reading PASSENGER/WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter is caught between two worlds: Garden Heights, where she grew up, and Williamson, the prestigious private school where her parents send her to protect her from her own community. Starr learns from a young age to stay quiet around the police, but nothing her dad taught her could prepare her for the night her … Continue reading THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas


A few days ago, John Green released his fifth solo novel: Turtles All the Way Down, starring Aza Holmes, an awkward girl with a dead father and crippling anxiety. Based on Green's reputation from his previous four novels, I had my expectations set high for his newest publication, and it fell a bit short. Turtles … Continue reading TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green

8 YA Series You Need to Read Right Now

If you're looking for something new to read, or just something to add to your already huge TBR list, you've come to the right place. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite series for you, which I've read over the past few years and  still hold close to my heart. Most of them … Continue reading 8 YA Series You Need to Read Right Now

My Ranking of 5 John Green Novels

In anticipation for John Green's upcoming novel, Turtles All the Way Down, I've decided to share my personal opinion of which John Green novels are the best. I have been a fan of John Green for years now, and I even got the chance to meet him (along with Nat Wolff and Ansel Elgort) on the … Continue reading My Ranking of 5 John Green Novels