Contemporary · YA

The Sun is Also a Star: Liberty Cocktail

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon One of the things I love most about reading is the opportunity to better understand someone else’s point of view. Especially in first person narrative, the reader can get inside the main character’s head, immersed in their thought process. Nicola Yoon expertly gives us this insight… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star: Liberty Cocktail

Classics · Lists

18 Required Reads You Should Actually Read

Whether or not you’re actually kicking off the 2017-18 school year, it’s a great time to revisit some of the classics that you may have only read via sparknotes. Here are just 18 of my favorite required reads that definitely deserve a second look now that you’re older, wiser, and can swap out that teacher’s… Continue reading 18 Required Reads You Should Actually Read

Sci-Fi · YA

Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Typically when praising an author’s creativity, the focus is on clever plot lines or stunningly imaginative world-building. This book certainly has those elements of creativity, but I can’t praise enough the genius behind Kauffman’s storytelling format. Illumnaie is an epistolary novel, told as if you were handed a… Continue reading Illuminae: Artificial Intellegience

Fantasy · YA

A Court of Wings & Ruin: Night Triumphant

A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J. Maas As the third and final book in the ACOTAR series, ACOWAR is a pretty great ending to a beautiful series. While the first two books focused more on Feyre’s character development, this book was able to focus more on some of the secondary characters and… Continue reading A Court of Wings & Ruin: Night Triumphant

Contemporary · YA

Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon On the surface, Everything, Everything seems like another teen drama about fatal disease and a love that can’t last. Just one more in a line of tales that will make you ugly cry, like The Fault in our Stars, or A Walk to Remember. This book is satisfyingly sweet and… Continue reading Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a