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Fifteenth Summer

Fifteenth Summer is the perfect summer beach read. It's sickeningly sweet and lasts as long as summer seems to, i.e. very short. It's simple and written for an early teen. The romance is a little too convenient and a bit on the unrealistic...

3 Stars

The Book of Broken Hearts

Based on the blurb, I expected a light beach read about a typical teenage girl's summer as she meets the local bad boy and her world changes. Don't get me wrong- this is definitely that. Yet it is SO much more. The Book of Broken Hearts mad...

5 Stars
  • Author: Sarah Ockler
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Love Is All You Need - Wild Roses; The Nature of Jade

This collection of two of Deb Caletti's most romantic books being only my second read of Caletti's, I can't believe I haven't picked up any of her other stories before. I preferred The Nature of Jade over Wild Roses, but both had heart achi...

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  • Author: Deb Caletti
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Romantic Elements, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Uninvited

This really gives you a good look at how bad life can be-- and how some people wish to take advantage of that. The characters are what the author wants them to be, good or bad, and are all thought out to the T. This was the first book I had...

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  • Author: Amanda Marrone
  • Review by: Mmperkins
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Envy - Fury, #2

The sequel to the ever popular Elizabeth Miles series is loosely based on the Greek Furies, beautiful girls who are goddesses of retribution and punish teenagers as their sins. While Fury seemed to be another YA retelling of classic tales,...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elizabeth Miles
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Shift - The Shade Trilogy, #2

“Shift” is a wonderful young adult paranormal tale that returns one to the eerie world that is populated with children who can interact with ghosts. The author has done a fantastic job of creating a sometimes frightening society that is att...

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  • Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Shade - The Shade Trilogy, #1

I was enthralled by this story and thought that the author did an excellent job of world-building. The rather spooky world that these kids inhabit seems very believable and the story unfolds in an elegant sequence as more and more is reveal...

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  • Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Crazy

Crazy is a side of mental mania readers will find refreshing and new. It's almost impossible to not look away from the spiraling tornado of a relationship that is Connor and Izzy. The book has emotional highs and lows much like those of bip...

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Hanging on to Max

Hanging on to Max made me cry like a baby. It started out going in one direction but towards the end it went in a totally different direction. I was very surprised. I have read this book over 5 times and I suggest everyone who likes real li...

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Shine - The Shade Trilogy, #3

“Shine” by Jeri Smith-Ready is the fantastic final chapter in her ‘Shade Trilogy’ series, a young adult series that explores a somewhat chilling reality that has very active ghosts. The series is best appreciated if one starts with the poig...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

Rush

What is going to happen the night of all nights for Bret? His 21st birthday is the same night as one of the biggest frat parties, so it's sure to be a night to remember...or try to forget. As the night goes on filled with drugs, drinks, and...

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