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

Fantasy · Sci-Fi · YA

Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Exploring culturally relevant themes and the classic doomed love of Romeo and Juliet, Strange the Dreamer is both enchanting and heart-wrenching. Two groups of very different people, living on top of each other and struggling to find ways to co-exist. The tale deals with complex emotions and both internal… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer: Boulevard The Changeling

Fantasy · retelling · YA

Wintersong: Goblin Peach Sangria

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Wintersong is a tale of self-sacrifice, discovery, and acceptance – wrapped up in a classic German folktale. The main character, Liesl, struggles to discover herself. She often forsakes her own passions, like composing music, and defines herself as who she is to others; protector of her sister, helper to her mother,… Continue reading Wintersong: Goblin Peach Sangria