Category: 5 stars

If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

Title: If I Lie Author: Corrine Jackson Release date: August 28, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 276 Source: Bookstore Reading level:  YA Challenge(s): None (read in 2012) A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception. Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she […]

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Readers’ Choice: The Dar..

Title: The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)Author: Alexandra BrackenRelease date: December 18, 2012Publisher: Disney HyperionPages: 488Source: BEAReading level: YAChallenge(s): TBR Pile, DystopianRecommended by: Sophia from [YA] Between the Lines When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage […]

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When You Were Here by Daisy Wh..

Title: When You Were HereAuthor: Daisy WhitneyRelease date: June 4, 2013Publisher: Little, BrownPages: 264Source: PublisherReading level: YAChallenge(s): YA Contemporary Danny’s mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see. Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking […]

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Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kr..

Title: Article 5 (Article 5 #1)Author: Kristen SimmonsRelease date: January 31, 2012Publisher: Tor TeenPages: 362Source: ALAReading level: YAChallenge(s): Dystopian, TBR Pile New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes. There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no […]

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The Distance Between Us by Kas..

Title: The Distance Between UsAuthor: Kasie WestRelease date: July 2, 2013Publisher: HarperTeenPages: 320Source: PublisherReading level: YAChallenge(s): YA Contemporary, Sophomore Reading Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in […]

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Title: A Wounded NameAuthor: Dot HutchisonRelease date: September 1, 2013Publisher: Carolrhoda LabPages: 320Source: Publisher/NetgalleyReading level: YAChallenge(s): Debut AuthorRecommended by: Alyssa from The Eater of Books There’s a girl who could throw herself head first into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who […]

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Siege And Storm (The Grisha #2..

Title: Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)Author: Leigh BardugoRelease date: June 4, 2013Publisher: MacmillanPages: 448Source: PublisherReading level: YAChallenge: Sophomore reading challenge Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her […]

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Another Little Piece by Kate K..

Title: Another Little PieceAuthor: Kate Karyus QuinnRelease date: June 11, 2013Publisher: HarperTeenPages: 432Source: PublisherReading level: YA On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds […]

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Thousand Words by Jennifer Bro..

Title: Thousand Words Author: Jennifer Brown Release date: May 21, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown  Pages: 288 Source: Netgalley/Publisher Reading level: YAChallenge: YA Contemporary Ashleigh’s boyfriend, Kaleb, is about to leave for college, and Ashleigh is worried that he’ll forget about her while he’s away. So at a legendary end-of-summer pool party, Ashleigh’s friends suggest she […]

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The Madman’s Daughter (T..

Title: The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1)Author: Megan ShepherdRelease date: January 29, 2013Publisher: Balzer & BrayPages: 432Source: PublisherReading level: YAChallenge: Debut Author Challenge Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After […]

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