Melissa Montovani

Melissa Montovani is the founder of YABookShelf.com, where she has been writing content about YA authors and books since 2010. She has over five years of online marketing experience, active followers on Twitter and Facebook and writes freelance reviews for Canadian Children's Book News. She has an M.A. in English Literature and lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle

The Seclusion was an intense book. From the first few pages, I was hooked on the story, and the clearly delineated dystopian world that Patricia ‘Patch’ and her co-worker Rexx finds themselves in once the blinders about what actually is happening in their country and around the world come off. You see Patch has always believed everything that her government tells her: other countries around the world are killing their citizens, North Korea bombed the United States, and the only thing keeping them safe are the four feet deep, ten feet tall, and thousands of feet long border walls to the north and south of the country and various surveillance methods are the only things keeping the US citizens safe. Read more →

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Blog Tour: Sadie by Courtney Summers Review + Interview

If you’re looking for something a little different from Courtney Summers that still manages to make her longtime fans happy, then you have to pick up Sadie…today. Seriously, this book should be one of the next ones on your TBR pile if you haven’t already gotten to it. Prediction: it may just be one of your favorite books of the year! Read more →

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post Film Review

For those looking for a queer film made by queer people that is a powerful condemnation of conversion therapy, a great adaption of Emily M. Danforth’s novel, and a subject-oriented, not object-oriented, version of the sexuality between two teen girls, I highly recommend you make your way to one of the cinemas in Canada and the US that are currently featuring The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Read more →