Tag Archives: YA

Top Ten Tuesday: YA Thrills & Chills

31 Oct

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a Halloween Freebie, so I went in a direction that I usually steer far away from – YA Thrillers and Horror Books. I am not a huge fan of being scared, so most of these titles I haven’t read, but I do like thrillers – the edge of your seat, can’t flip the pages fast enough titles that usually come down to who-done-it.

If you’ve finished binge-watching Stranger Things 2 and need something else, check out these titles!

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  1. The Female of the Species by Mind McGinnis
  2. House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
  3. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  4. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  5. There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  6. The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
  7. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  9. Amity by Micol Ostow
  10. The Diviners by Libba Bray


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish


Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Book Titles

24 Oct

I went with play-on-word titles or titles that have words that don’t belong together (or maybe don’t make sense together) and other titles that are just unexpected. I haven’t read most of these books, so they’ll get put on my TBR list too! Continue reading

Book Review: All the Wind In the World

11 Oct

11.jpgSynopsis: Sarah Jacqueline Crow and James Holt live in a near future America where much of the land has become harsh desert-like conditions and the only work available is back-breaking harvesting in fields. But, Sarah Jac and James have a plan – they’ll work until they save enough money to purchase their own home near the ocean, but it’s not as easy as it looks when everyone’s out to save themselves at whatever the cost. Sarah Jac and James have to keep their love a secret and when an accident occurs they must run to a ranch that most steer clear of.. Real Marvelous.

It’s here where their dreams are challenged by the possibly cursed ranch and their love might not be strong enough to save them.

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Book Review: Love, Hate and Other Filters

14 Sep


Have you ever read a book that you liked, but it just took you forever to get through? Well, this isn’t one of those books. I read this book in about a 12 hour period and loved every minute of it even when it was tearing out my heart and stomping on it.

An #OwnVoices young adult novel about an Indian-American, Muslim teen facing growing up in the face of Islamophobia. Maya’s wish is to attend film school in New York, while her parents expect her to go to school closer to home and marry a nice Indian boy, settle down and start a family.

But what happens when a terrorist attack occurs by a suspect who happens to have the same last name as Maya? How will her community react to the news and to her family as the only Muslim family in her small town? This story is an important read for teens in today’s world where being different is feared rather than celebrated, where teens have to worry about things far bigger than choosing a college and getting their first kiss. If you read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and it stuck with you, this is a must read.

Twitter Booktalk (140 characters or less): Indian-American Muslim teen Maya wants to go to NYC for film school & is ready to tell her family when a terrorist attack changes everything

Title: Love, Hate and Other Filters
Author: Samira Ahmed
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication Date: January 16, 2018
Page Number: 288 pgs.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/11/17

11 Sep

This list will look familiar from last week, because I’m on vacation and typing up my posts in advance, so these are the titles I have with me on vacation! With sightseeing and traveling, I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have to read, but I love having options to pick from and I’m so excited to read these titles!

  • Anne of Green Gables by Mariah Marsden (graphic novel!)
  • Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
  • More Girls Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann
  • Her Book Boyfriend by KR Grace
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • All the Wind In the World by Samantha Mabry
  • Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon
  • Tell Me That You’re My Mine by Victoria De La O


Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

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