Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

35247769 Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Published by Simon & Schuster on May 2, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 325

 

“Never say no when you really want to say yes.”

 

The conclusion to the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean captivated me just as much as the books before it. Continue reading “Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)”

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2)

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han20698530

Published by Simon & Schuster on May 26, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 337

 

So much of love is chance. There’s something scary and wonderful about that.

 

I’ve been absolutely obsessed with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before since the day the movie was released on Netflix. I only recently read the first book and since August I’ve been dying to get my hands on the sequel, needing to know how Lara Jean’s story continues. And was it ever worth the wait? Yes.

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Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

39508596 Wildcard by Marie Lu

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on September 18, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 341

 

“The mind can make you believe whatever it wants you to believe.”

 

Darker and higher stakes, Wildcard peels back another layer of the colorful world but this time, it isn’t as bright. Continue reading “Wildcard (Warcross, #2)”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny15749186 Han

Published by Simon & Schuster on April 15, 2014

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 355

“Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s part of the risk.”

 

 

If you have any sort of ear or other body part to the ground, you’ve most likely heard of this title. The Netflix-adapted movie is one of the biggest releases of 2018. After seeing the movie, I had to read the book and I am so glad I did. Continue reading “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1)”

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

38720939A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperTeen on October 16, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance

Pages: 310

“I understood too well what it was like to feel like you were defined by one superficial thing- to feel like you would never excape the box people had put you in”

 

There have been some books this year that have been great, but there are the ones that are great and important to read. This is one of those. Continue reading “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)

30809786A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Published by Razorbill on June 12, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 464

“Strange how monsters can reach from beyond the grave, as potent in death as they were in life.”

 

 

 

 

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Girl Made of Stars

35721231Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 15, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT

Pages: 295

“It’s such a little thing, this skirt. For other girls, maybe it’s makeup or a sport or having sex or not having sex or writing or music or kicking ass in school or wearing your hair so it looks like the sun’s unruly rays. I think every girl has a thing or two, tiny details in her life that say This is me. I’m done hiding. I’m done feeling ashamed.

Beautiful, raw, heartbreaking, real…Girl Made of Stars is all of these things and more.
I only knew the barest of details when I picked the book up and really had no intention of consuming it so fast. This book is begging to be read and it’s going on my slow growing list of needed reads. Continue reading “Girl Made of Stars”

The Hate U Give

32075671The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 444

 

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

 

Eye opening, hard hitting, and honest, this book needs to be read by everyone. In a time with so much political and social turmoil, The Hate U Give stands out and talks about the hard topics no one wants to dive into. Continue reading “The Hate U Give”

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

23395680Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Published by Knopf books on October 20, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 602

 

“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”

 

 

Two words: visually pleasing.

If you haven’t seen the hardcover of Illuminae, it’s spectacularly beautiful. The jacket is a bright translucent orange/red situation and the physical book is written all over. The shelf appeal of the book alone is the reason I bought it in the first place. Thank god the content lived up to the beauty of the outside. Continue reading “Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)”