Category Archives: YA

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I enjoyed Three Dark Crowns and have to say that One Dark Throne is even better. It is obvious that author Blake has carefully plotted out all aspects of the story in advance – there are very smart character and … Continue reading

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Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

I did not go into Nyxia with any expectations. Sure, from the description, I could guess it would go either Ender’s Game or Hunger Games in Space. But Ender’s Game was dense and uncompromising; Hunger Games was a riff on … Continue reading

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Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Prince in Disguise is a fluffy, light, guilty pleasure kind of read. It felt like a watered down John Hughes movie – 16 Candles but with British royalty instead of high school royalty. You won’t believe any of it but … Continue reading

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The Knowing by Sharon Cameron

It took awhile for me to get into the Knowing – I had a hard time figuring out where it fit into the timeline and I felt like I had forgotten some key point in the ending to The Forgetting. … Continue reading

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The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Book of Lies feels very much like a concept that was turned into a story; there are many well-worn tropes, random faery/fae influences, and a story that tends to fall apart if you look too close. However, it is decently … Continue reading

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Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

I’ve seen some interesting comparisons for what you find in Zero Repeat Forever – from a “Canadian 5th Wave” to “Alien Warm Bodies.” And certainly, the plot does echo what is found in those stories: an alien invasion, a girl … Continue reading

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Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic

The appeal of Wicked Like a Wildfire will likely depend on your reading preferences – it is a technically solid YA book featuring a strong main protagonist. But it also suffers from the same issues that we find in so … Continue reading

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