Ghostly Echoes was a slightly underwhelming entry in the Jackaby series, but one character stood out.
The tyranny of the manic pixie dream girl in YA must end.
Sally Green’s Half Lost is a stellar conclusion to a thoughtful, dark, melancholy trilogy.
Mindy McGinnis’ The Female of the Species is a sharp look at crime, punishment, and contemporary teenage life.
Beth Revis’ A World Without You may purport to be a thoughtful and positive depiction of mental illness, but it feels like anything but.
When Arman Dukoff arrives at a self-help retreat deep in the wilds of California, he learns that there’s more to it than he was sold by the friends who recruited him, and the reader is sucked along with him into the bizarre world of a cult.
Jenn Marie Thorne’s The Inside of Out falls just short of where I want it to, a little too earnest for my tastes and not quite sharp enough to make me want to stick around.
Rocks Fall Everyone Dies is a tight YA read with a dark edge, walking a great line between sharp, edgy, and thoughtful. You’ll have fun reading it, but you’ll be left with food for thought, too.
Peter Rock’s ‘Klickitat’ is a strange, looping, peculiar novel that’s difficult to talk about without getting into spoiler territory, but it’s a delicious read and one well worth the time.
I loved Tell the Wind and Fire, Sarah Rees Brennan’s latest, and you will too, unless you hate books or something.