ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars #1) by Lauren Nicole Taylor

 

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Looking at the cover for Nora & Kettle, you’d expect this book to be a fluffy YA contemporary right?  Fluffy clouds, a kite, and a tea kettle… Yup, screams fluffy contemporary to me.  Oh how WRONG I was!  This book was definitely NOT what I was expecting.  It was much darker and more sinister than I could ever have anticipated…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Reiew: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

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I find Japanese culture absolutely fascinating, so when I was scanning Netgalley and saw the cover for Risuko, it immediately caught my eye.  Once I read the book description and learned that it was a historical fiction novel set in 16th century Japan,  I leapt at the opportunity to read it. 

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy #1) by Joe Hart

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What would happen if the female birth rate fell to below 1% thus decimating the world’s female population?  Joe Hart runs with this concept in the first book in The Dominion Trilogy, The Last Girl.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Mystery, Other, Young Adult

Book Review: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay

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I requested Gone to Drift because the cover gave me Island of the Blue Dolphins vibes.  While this was nothing like Island of the Blue Dolphins, this was a very interesting YA novel about a boy’s quest to find out what happened to his beloved Grandfather who never returns from a fishing trip.  It sounds simple, but this book was much more than I was anticipating…

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fantasy, Young Adult

Mini Book Reviews: YA Books (September 2017)

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Books included in this post: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, East by Edith Pattou, & The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

Book Trigger/Content Warning: suicide & sexual assault

*This review will touch upon suicide*

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