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In 27 Days

“In 27 Days” is a fast paced story that has the reader flipping through the pages. Hadley has made a deal with Death! She is going to go back in time to stop a classmate from killing himself. I was swept up into the drama of this book and h...

4 Stars
  • Author: Alison Gervais
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Health, Mind, & Body
  • Publisher: Blink

Solo

Well, I need to learn to read it seems. When I grabbed “Solo” for review, I didn't read the full blurb and details. I didn't see where it said this book was in poetic style. Go me! Well, I am kind of glad I didn't see that this was written...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Blink

All Things New

All Things New started out a little slow for me but once I got to page 8 it picked up. I was caught in the story of this girl who had a horrible experience and then went through the thought “Am I crazy?” She saw things others didn't, she fe...

4 Stars

Remember Me Forever - Lovely Vicious Book 3

"Remember Me Forever" is the third and final book in the Lovely Vicious series. I have to say that this was an amazing, mind-blowing conclusion. When I first read the series, it was independently published, and I loved it. And now that I re...

5 Stars

Operation Prom Date

Kate is in love with a popular quarterback and she wanted to take him to prom. And for that she needed help. And Cooper needs a rowing partner since his original partner broke his arm. Cooper agrees to help Kate with getting Mick to go to p...

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Violet Grenade

Holy crap, Violet Grenade was crazy. There was so much going on and I got sucked in from the very first page. Victoria Scott wrote an amazing book that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. This is one of those books that wi...

5 Stars

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go

"The Art of Holding on and Letting Go" is a debut YA novel worth reading. The story revolves around Cara Jenkins a teenage girl and competitive climber. Cara lived with her parents and their friend. But one day after the tragic incident tha...

5 Stars

You're Welcome, Universe

“You're Welcome, Universe” started out really well. I really loved how the main character stood up for her friend when it came to a slur. The school was in no hurry to stand up and do anything. I think we all strive to have a friend like th...

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Just Fly Away

“Just Fly Away” is a book I thought I was going to end up not finishing. As the ending came near I ended up liking it more than I thought I was going to. Lucy's relationship with her gramps really came through during the story. I really enj...

3 Stars

Letters to the Lost

This book, OMG!! I didn't know if this was going to be a win for me. The contemporary YA genre is so hit and miss for me that I usually go into them with the thought that I won't be finishing the book. So when I find something like this tha...

5 Stars

Definitions of Indefinable Things

“Definitions of Indefinable Things” is about a girl who suffers from depression and the boy she falls for who has a pregnant ex-girlfriend. I really didn't think I was going to mesh well with the MC Reggie, but wow how wrong I was. I loved...

4 Stars

Hello, Universe

“Hello, Universe” is a great book. It’s sweet and about friendship. I really liked this one and I don't like many middle grade stories anymore. “Hello, Universe” is a great book and should be added to the school library shelves. It’s about...

5 Stars

Seven Days of You

I went into “Seven Days of You” a little skeptical. The reason being, I thought it was going to be very insta-lovey and melodramatic book. But Vinesse did a great job of writing a very grounded and realistic story that could absolutely happ...

4 Stars
  • Author: Cecilia Vinesse
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Poppy

This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker

“This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker” by Terra Elan McVoy reminds me of the angst and drama that accompanies one’s journey through childhood. The giggly security of doing things with one’s best friend and the tragedy of trying to fit in i...

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Allegedly

“Allegedly” covers the court system and how African Americans are treated within it. It does a great job with this. However, it does also have a lot of issues, in my opinion. Within the first few pages we have the three quotes. "You'd think...

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The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

"The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily" is a continuation of Dash and Lily's romance which began in the first book. However, while the first book had a lot of good feel moments, the first year of Dash & Lily's relationship hasn't been so sunny. Li...

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The Bad Boy Bargain

“The Bad Boy Bargain” is a fun read from page one. The two main characters are Kyle Sawyer and Faith Gladwell, both high-school seniors. They do not run in the same circles because Kyle is a baseball player, while Faith is dating a football...

4 Stars
  • Author: Kendra C. Highley
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Falling for the Girl Next Door

“Falling for the Girl Next Door” is the fifth book in the Creative HeArts series and the second book in the Sloane and Tru Arc. In the first book arc, Sloane moved to Texas from the big NYC after an “incident” and while living there she fel...

4 Stars

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

“The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland” for me was a mess. It was manic to the extreme and I just couldn't get into it. I felt very confused and didn't connect with any of the characters. The story felt very bipolar and it just didn't work ou...

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  • Author: Rebekah Crane
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Girls Like Me

This book is in the format of text messages and verse!!! So the first thing I noticed when I opened this book was that it was written in verse, then it changes to text messaging down the line. There are a lot of broken lines and it just mad...

3 Stars

Forget Me Always - Lovely Vicious, #2

“Forget Me Always” is the second book in the Lovely Vicious series. It picks up a few weeks after the first book ends with Isis trying to recover her memories after the incident. Without giving too much away, I will say that I love this ser...

5 Stars

We Are Still Tornadoes

“We Are Still Tornadoes” was great and positive surprise for me. When I started reading it I realized that it was written in epistolary form. This is not my favorite type of writing, but since I really liked the first few pages I decided to...

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Bounce

Guess what, it’s Endy Again! I have been on a roll with reading lately and “Bounce” was really good. What would it be like to get a new family each day? Would that family be better than the last? Would it be better than the one you were bor...

5 Stars

The Swap

Endy here with another review! I haven't been reading many middle grade books this year as I’m outgrowing them. But this one worked out really well for me. My mom told me about some older movies called Freaky Friday and well I really love t...

4 Stars

In Ruins - Something More, #1

Look forward to having your heart being all gushy to just have it squashed like a bug to just have it inflated again to the point of exploding. “In Ruins” is a great emotional read with a very complex story. Readers get a new adult story he...

4 Stars
  • Author: Danielle Pearl
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Forever

The Boyfriend Bet - Boyfriend Chronicles, #2

I enjoyed "The Boyfriend Bet". It was a fast, fun, mostly sweet read. Zoe and Grant were really cute together, and I appreciated Zoe and her unwillingness to take anything lying down. Chris Cannon did a good job of writing Grant's back and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Chris Cannon
  • Review by: Kyraninse
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Chasing Truth

“Chasing Truth” is one of those stories that you just can’t put down. It has amazing three dimensional characters and an amazing plot. I was hooked from the first chapter and I wanted to know more. The story progressed with a steady pace as...

4 Stars

Olivia Decoded

“Olivia Decoded” is the second book in the Olivia Twisted series. It takes place about eight months after where the second book ended where Olivia was left with her grandfather to live a normal life, but of course that normalcy doesn’t last...

4 Stars

The Fall of Butterflies

OK, so I really don't know where to start on this novel. I don't normally read contemporary, but when I saw this I was instantly intrigued. So I gave it a go. I’m not so sure that was such a good idea…but every reader needs to step out of t...

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  • Author: Andrea Portes
  • Review by: ErinP
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

The Replacement Crush

“The Replacement Crush” starts slow and it focused so much on Vivian and her replacement crush list that after first 50 pages I was wondering should I put a story side for a while, or give it another chance. I decide to do the second and I...

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The Form of Things Unknown

I finished “The Form of Things Unknown” the other day and I am still not sure what to say about this book. I don't do many books about mental illness and well this one I really liked. The setting, story, characters, etc. were all well done...

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Paper or Plastic

Alexis Dubois did something stupid, something completely and utterly stupid. So in order to pay the price for her behavior she is forced to work in the local SmartMart. At first she hates it, but soon she realizes that working in SmartMart...

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  • Author: Vivi Barnes
  • Review by: Dunya
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Entangled Teen

Live and Let Psi

"Live and Let Psi" is the second book in the Psi Fighter Academy novel series, which is about Rinnie, a Psi fighter, who helps protect the world from evil. In this new addition, Rinnie is looking to take down her archenemy, Nicolaitan, who...

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Horseplay - A Hickville High Companion, #4

My favorite part of reading is when something happens during the story that completely changes my liking (for better, of course) of the story. That is what exactly happened to me with “Horseplay”. The story starts as a typical YA novel, set...

4 Stars

Defying Gravity

“Defying Gravity” is a feel good book. It is predictable, it doesn’t tackle any difficult issues and it is bubbly and nice. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning and I enjoyed the ride very much. The heroine Zoey Miller is a s...

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Resisting the Rebel

I am a big fun of Lisa Brown Roberts books, and I can proudly say that I read all of them. Unfortunately, “Resisting the Rebel” is not her best story, but it is very likable. The plot is simple and it has a bit overused topic of fake boyfri...

4 Stars

Losing Gabriel - A Love Story

“Losing Gabriel” is such a great story! It’s been so hit and miss on contemporary, but this was a hit! This book tells the story of three very different characters. Each telling is told alone then they intertwine into one great story! Each...

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Life After Juliet

“Life After Juliet” is about a girl named Becca, who was a loner until she met her friend Charlotte, who suddenly passes away. Devastated and filled with grief, Becca doesn’t want to move on and heal at first, but then with help of unexpect...

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The Society

“The Society” is about a girl named Samantha, who’s been bulled by her ex best-friend and Queen Bee, Jessica, for the last three years because her father went to jail for insider trading. To get revenge, Samantha wants to bring down Jessica...

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Romancing the Nerd

Nerds, geeks, high school, finding who you are and where you belong are some of my favorite topics in YA novels. So it is not a surprise that I read this one. Romancing the Nerd, goes beyond typical YA romance novel. In the forefront there...

4 Stars

Surviving High School

So the first thing that put me off about this book was the first sentence. "I wasn't always sexy, cool and popular". That statement is just UGH In my mind!!! When I saw this book on here I thought it was going to be a fun summer read about...

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The Pages Between Us - Pages Between Us, #1

The Pages Between Us is filled with a really fun idea and concept of sharing based on artsy type of things like blogging and writing letters. I would have loved having someone to share with like this. I thought that it was a fun way to get...

4 Stars

Holding Court

Holding Court is about a girl named Jules, who has something her best friend calls “Psychic Tourette's Syndrome” where she blurts out uncontrollable futuristic prophecies, which usually make no sense at the time. When she starts her new sum...

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The Secret to Letting Go

"The Secret to Letting Go" was an interesting book. Daniel and Clover are great characters who really made the book what it was. Clover is nothing but trouble, really, and it was fun seeing Daniel's reactions to her and the situations she g...

4 Stars

A Distant Voice

"A Distant Voice" was so well written, I never knew what was really going on until the last couple of chapters. Violet and her family have been through a lot, they’ve suffered greatly and have many issues. When Violet and her mother move in...

4 Stars

The Dating Tutor: Sasha’s Story

Ellie is just another common student who attends Nobel High. There isn’t anything about her that makes her stand out and be part of the popular group in school. So when one of the most popular boys asks her out, Ellie is happy, but shocked...

4 Stars
  • Author: Melissa Frost
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Evernight Teen

Save Me, Kurt Cobain

This book is for the music lover! If you love Nirvana then you need to pick this one up! We follow Nico around as she tries to find her mom. On her trip she starts thinking that none other than Kurt Cobain must be her real dad so she goes a...

4 Stars

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis is a cute fun read about how school rumors can shape the school year. From the web to word of mouth so much can change when you’re spreading it around. This book is told in alternating POVs from the mean girls as well as the...

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Before Goodbye

Let me just start by saying I'm a sucker for contemporary YA--with that being said, it should be no surprise that I loved Before Goodbye! What a heart wrenching and warming story Mimi Cross has weaved together. Both Cate and David struggle...

5 Stars

Thicker Than Water

In Thicker Than Water inner monologue and mystery are the two main themes of this book. Both are done very well. I didn’t see the ending coming and the resolution to the master blew me away! Normally I realize what’s going on far before we...

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