Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

  Title: Birthday Author: Meredith Russo Pages: 288 Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Friendship, Love, Grief, Loss, Identity, Suicide, Truth, Secrets, Self-Acceptance Publication Date: May 21, 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books   Morgan and Eric are best friends and have spent almost every birthday together since birth as they were born on the same day. As the years…… Continue reading Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

  Title: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone Author: Rebecca L. Johnson Pages: 88 Genre: Non-Fiction, Wildlife, Animals, Science, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Consequences, Animal Care, Research Publication Date: August 1, 2014  Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books   In this photographic account, readers can look into the effects that Chernobyl, the 1986 nuclear explosion, had and continues…… Continue reading Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

  Title: The Deepest Blue Author: Sarah Beth Durst Pages: 368 Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Courage, Trust, Risk, Love, Team Work Publication Date: March 19th, 2019 Publisher: Harper Voyager     Mayara has a secret that she must not reveal otherwise her life could be on the line. However, that all changes when, on her wedding…… Continue reading Book Review: The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

  Title: The Last Year of the War Author: Susan Meissner Pages: 389 Genre: Historical Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Friendship, Relationships, Family, Trust, Memory, Acceptance Publication Date: March 19th, 2019 Publisher: Berkley     Young Elise only wanted to get through school and her teenage-hood, but when her father is accused of sympathizing with the Nazis during World War II, her world…… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · In-Person Book Club · LGBT · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Title: The Darkest Part of the Forest  Author: Holly Black Pages: 336 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Love, Relationships, Trust, Family, Sacrifice Publication Date: January 13th, 2015 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers     In the small and quaint town of Fairfold, where people and fae live together, lies a sleeping horned boy in a…… Continue reading Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Book series · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Young Adult

Book Review: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

  Title: In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) Author: Seanan McGuire Pages: 203 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Expectations, Identity, Family, Bargaining, Friendship, Regrets, Loss Publication Date: January 8, 2019 Publisher: Tor.com     Set before the Wayward Children entering Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, there was a young and somewhat odd girl, named Lundy, who didn’t…… Continue reading Book Review: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Young Adult

Book Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Title: Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) Author: Laini Taylor Pages: 513 Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Trust, Love, Revenge, Friendship, Peace, Redemption, Hope Publication Date: November 6, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers     In the second installment of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series, Karou finally…… Continue reading Book Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor