Dystopia · Sci-Fi · YA

Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich

A brilliantly written dystopian novel that will remain in the mind of its readers for a long time. When your parents are deemed enemies of the state, you’re sent to a secret detention school. For Reed Paine meeting new people and making friends isn't something he truly considered until he becomes friends with a girl… Continue reading Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich

Adventure · Fantasy · Middle-Grade · YA

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

This a great change compared to the other collections Rick Riordan created. A hilarious breath of fresh air! Handsome sun god all-mighty Apollo is banished from Olympus after the great battle with Ghea. He is now in the body of a teenage boy with acne and not even the shadow of his 8-pack; and, because… Continue reading The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

Adventure · Children · Classics · Middle-Grade · YA

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Since two weeks ago was Banned Books Week, I finally got around to read this classic a second time and to actually review it. This tale of determination, the cruelty of Man and thirst for freedom is a masterpiece but also difficult to read, in my opinion. When I wrote before that the novel was… Continue reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Adventure · Fantasy · YA

The Carver (Order of the Bell #1) by Jacob Devlin

This book was so wonderful I can’t even begin to describe it. A story that takes place in the present and the past with fairytale character that the reader is very familiar with but with a few twists to the story. Crescenzo is the son of toy maker and craver. The life in the suburb… Continue reading The Carver (Order of the Bell #1) by Jacob Devlin

Adventure · YA

The Last Child of Leif by Chris Pridmore

This book is on my top readings for this year. An epic fantasy that deserves its five stars without a shadow of a doubt. A young boy is forced to flee from his home when his father is brutally murdered and barely escapes with his life. Accompanied by his mother and their faithful protector Sebastian,… Continue reading The Last Child of Leif by Chris Pridmore

Fantasy · Historical · Horror · Paranormal · YA

One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

A great read! A mix between different genres that blend perfectly together and with a style of writing that got me hooked from the beginning. Arriving in a new school, Annie feels out of place. When she meets Elsie, she is forced to become her best friend. Her new friend soon begins to reveal that… Continue reading One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn

Fantasy · Romance · YA

Select (Select #1) by Marit Wiesenberg

Select isn’t the type of novel that I usually go for, and as a result, I got mix feelings about it. The novel tells the story of Julia Jaynes, a teenage girl that is banished by her family to a public high school for putting her family reputation on the line. Gifted with unusual abilities,… Continue reading Select (Select #1) by Marit Wiesenberg

Adventure · Fantasy · Sci-Fi · YA

Fate’s Keep (Fate’s Journey #2) by T. Rae Mitchell

T. Rae Mitchell did it again! After the first novel ended in such a shocking way, I was glad to see the continuation of a great debut! After barely escaping the Book of Fables, Fate is back in her world. Desperately wanting to return and help Finn, who is still trapped within the book, Fate… Continue reading Fate’s Keep (Fate’s Journey #2) by T. Rae Mitchell

Fantasy · Historical · YA

The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

An amazing, memorable read! The Book of Whispers was the winner of the Text Prize 2015. In the 11th century, in the time of the Crusades, the young Luca de Falconi is anything but ordinary. Born with the ability to see demons, Luca hides who he is and what he can do. When his father… Continue reading The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr