Category Archives: Young Adult

The Gifts That Bind Us, by Caroline O’Donoghue

After the traumas of spring, life is meant to go on as normal. Except now, Maeve and her friends are filled with burdening magic, stressed by separations and worries of the future, and suspicious of new activity from the extremist … Continue reading

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Gallant, by VE Schwab

Olivia has no home, not among family, not at the girls’ orphanage/school where she’s begrudgingly given a place. She has no voice, can make no sound, and so the other girls and the matrons turn away from her. Then one … Continue reading

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Horror Hotel, by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren

Elisa Lam meets Scooby Doo meets RL Stine. TBH, I’m not sure how this book got on my TBR, but it someone landed on my library hold list, possibly based purely on the cover. And somehow, I got the impression … Continue reading

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Any Way the Wind Blows, by Rainbow Rowell

Book 3 of the Simon Snow trilogy, after Carry On and Wayward Son. I’m not going to say more, as that would give away spoilers from earlier in the series. Quick recap of my experience with the series up until … Continue reading

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We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour

It’s Christmas break after Marin’s first semester at college. She’s not going home. She doesn’t have a home to go to. Her grandfather, who raised her, passed away right before she left for school, and nothing she had in her … Continue reading

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A Trio of Cytonic Novellas

Over the fall of 2021, three novellas in the Cytoverse were released, co-authored by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. The stories mostly happen between the second book in the main series, Starsight, and the third book, Cytonic, which also released … Continue reading

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Fierce as the Wind, by Tara Wilson Redd

Imagine discovering that your boyfriend of two years has been cheating on you for the entire time, and is now leaving you for the other woman. Even worse, imagine discovering that you are the other woman. This is where Miho … Continue reading

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Cytonic, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

In this third volume of the Skyward series, Spensa and M-Bot are stuck in the Nowhere, off on an adventure to learn more about 1) the creatures that want to destroy them, and 2) the nature of their selves. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Cousins, by Karen McManus

Twenty-five years ago, the Story children were suddenly cut from the family with a cryptic note from their mother: You know what you did. Except they don’t, or at least they claim that they don’t. Now, another inexplicable letter from … Continue reading

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Any Sign of Life, by Rae Carson

Paige is one of the first to succumb to a deadly wave of flu. She falls into an addled sleep, only to wake up six days later to an entirely different world. She’s malnourished and dehydrated, none of the utilities … Continue reading

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