Contemporary (Teen), Mystery/Thriller (Teen), Romance (Teen)

Review: The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

My Review: Raw, gritty, and emotionally-charged Trigger warning: . I don’t like reading many novels around grief. But this one was written so well and I really cannot praise it enough. The Pros: What worked for me This story covers some hard-hitting topics but does it with the proper gravitas. The way the author describes the grief Sydney feels was…

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Mystery/Thriller (Teen), YA Fiction

Review: Copycat by Hannah Jayne

Most of the thrillers I read are for an adult audience, so I was quite interested to see how a thriller written with a teen audience in mind would differ. I also thought the premise, which involved fan fiction, was an interesting one. I decided to request this novel and give it a chance. Here is my review: My Review…

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Adventure (Teen), Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller (Teen), Series, YA Fiction

Now I Rise by Kiersten White – Conqueror’s Saga #2

When I read And I Darken, I immediately fell in love with the unique protagonist. Lada is like no other in her ferocity and determination. The author stays true to her vicious nature and I loved that the author never made that aspect of Lada go away. It was no surprise then that I would be anxiously waiting for the…

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Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Mystery/Thriller (Teen), YA Fiction

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I’m a sucker for murder mysteries of all kind. But this one had a unique premise. It’s been called a mashup of The Breakfast Club and Clue. After reading this book, I couldn’t agree more. Here is my review: On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. There’s Bronwyn, an intelligent and driven student whose only desire…

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