With questions that tackle what makes us human in a way that is wise beyond Zhang’s years, it’s no wonder that I recommend Falling into Place to those who love contemporary YA. Read more →
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In order to not give too much away, I’ll think I’ll leave this review at this: if you love multigenerational stories, WWII narratives, mysteries with satisfying conclusions or novels with Gothic elements, then you must pick up The Distant Hours. Read more →
Now as interest in narratives from the 20s gains resurgence, including several modernized TV shows based on Sherlock Holmes, it’s no surprise that there is a new YA series based on Portia Adams, a budding detective and the heir of 221 Baker Street – the former offices of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson during the 30s, called the Portia Adams Adventures series by Angela Misri.
If you’ve read Jewel of the Thames, book 1 in the series, then you’re likely dying to see how the rest of the trilogy continues with Thrice Burned, the second novel. Read more →
[I]n a world where a mere approximation of reality is so often given the status of fact, Demetrios gives readers a brilliantly executed and nuanced story that can only be defined as something real. If you like contemporary young adult fiction as much as I do, then you really have to pick up Something Real. Read more →