Category: Young Adult

All the Bright Places *Bianca’s Review

I picked up All the Bright Pages for the first time months ago. I only got a few chapters in before having to put it down. It didn’t take long to know this would take me on an emotional ride I just wasn’t ready for at that particular moment. I am sure I am not the only one this happens to but once emotionaly invested […]


Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Publication Date: April 2011 Classification: YA Novel Summary from Goodreads: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must […]

Blog Tour: Charm & Strange

  Title: Charm & Strange Author: Stephanie Kuehn Publication Date: June 11th 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin       Goodreads Summary: When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars . . . Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself. He’s part Win, the lonely teenager […]

Personal Effects

Title: Personal Effects Author: E.M. Kokie Publisher: Candlewick Publication Date: Sept 2012 Classification: YA Novel Challenge: None       Summary from Goodreads: After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut. Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting […]