This collection contains lots of great horror stories. They are written by some really awesome YA authors as well. Sorry, I’m tired, so I’m going to direct you to my blog for more information. You can read my full review here.
100 Days of Cake is a book about a girl named Molly who suffers from depression. Her boyfriend broke up with her, and she had an episode at a swim meet that she doesn’t like to talk about. Since then, she gave up swimming and refuses to think about her future, college, or even getting her drivers license. The only things that keep her going are her job at Fishtopia and spending time with her coworker/crush Alex. They watch Golden Girls and eat lo mein, and you can obviously tell that Alex is into Molly, though she isn’t sure. To […]
This Cinderella story is super cute. It’s told from two perspectives: Danielle/Elle and Darien. Elle lives with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Darien starred in a teen soap and is about to take his first major movie role as Carmindor in a remake of the sci fi show Starfield. Elle and her father used to watch Starfield together, and he even created a convention for the show, ExcelsiCon. She is less than pleased that Darien was cast in the iconic role, and writes a fairly scathing review on her blog, Rebelgunner. Darien’s dad schedules him to appear at ExcelsiCon. This […]
The Quick family is responsible for keeping their town safe. They receive offerings, take something from the person, and use that to maintain the cliff on the outside of town. If they were to stop? Rocks fall, everyone dies. The one rule of the Quicks is that they don’t steal from family. Guess how well that works? In the meantime, Aspen has been spending the summer with his grandma and aunt. Being the upstanding guy he is, Aspen gets his best friend’s girlfriend to break up with him by stealing her feelings for him. Then Aspen dates her. Things get […]
This one makes me a little nervous because I know there was some controversy before the book came out. It seems as though it was over a bad summary that has since been changed. Some people also took offense at how a lesbian character ends up having feelings for a boy, which is understandable. However, the book also details the journey of a character realizing that she might not be just one thing, that things can change. She doesn’t really use the term bisexual, but she lands near there. Not straight, but not all the way gay. Ramona is the […]
I was under the impression that The Walled City involved some sort of dystopian/monster/Maze Runner thing all the way up until I read it. It’s actually an action-filled story set in a realistic world. The Walled City, based on an actual city, is a place where criminals live. Our story focuses on three characters: Dai, Jin, and Mei Yee. Dai is secretly working to take down the owner of the city’s biggest drug business. He recruits Jin as his runner, whose job is to run the drugs while Dai waits as collateral. Jin is secretly a girl who is trying […]
I really like Pride and Prejudice, so I was excited to win this retelling. This book changes the setting to modern-day Texas. Instead of neighborhood dances, the activity is a debutante ball. Twins Megan and Julia are both accepted as debs because their family is a legacy. The problem is that Megan is not very girly. She prefers playing soccer, which gets her into some trouble and put on debutante probation. If she can’t prove herself, she will be kicked out and disgrace her family. The entire story plays out, with some tweaks and updates, of course. There’s a Darcy […]
Literally is the story of a girl named Annabelle who finds out that she is a character in a book being written by an author named Lucy Keating (Who is the author of Literally, which makes the book Annabelle’s story). Annabelle is given a perfect love interest named Will, but she constantly finds herself drawn towards her brother’s best friend, Elliot. Eventually, AB and Will visit Lucy Keating and demand that she stop writing about them. They think it will help, but then they start to disappear. It’s all very meta, which I kind of love. Annabelle is a fan […]