Top Ten Tuesday 8/25

Top Ten Books That Would Be On Our Syllabus If We Taught YA Lit 101 Sarah Dessen – I think if a class is being taught, Dessen has to be on that syllabus. It doesn’t matter which book, and honestly I couldn’t choose, but she is SO classic YA. The Twilight series – as muchContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday 8/25”


The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simplyContinue reading “The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon”

The Royal We by Heather Cocks

“I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next.” American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeksContinue reading “The Royal We by Heather Cocks”

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity toContinue reading “Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch”

Compulsion by Martina Boone

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantationContinue reading “Compulsion by Martina Boone”

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Avery Roe wants only to claim her birthright as the witch of Prince Island and to make the charms that have kept the island’s sailors safe at sea for generations, but instead she is held prisoner by her mother in a magic-free life of proper manners and respectability. Avery thinks escape is just a matterContinue reading “Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper”

The Accident by Chris Pavone

The Accident by Chris Pavone is a book about a book. Publisher Isabel Reed receives an anonymous manuscript called The Accident that is full of secrets and sends everyone into a tizzy. There is a CIA agent that is determined to bury the story and the author himself is hiding in Zurich watching everything unfold.Continue reading “The Accident by Chris Pavone”

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Love Letters so the Dead by Ava Dellaira is about a high school student named Laurel. On her first day of school, she receives an assignment to write a letter to someone that is dead and the entire book is just letters she continues to write to Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Amelia Earhart, and way more. TheContinue reading “Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira”

Made For You by Melissa Marr

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about the importance of the first book you read of the year, so I felt like I needed to pick a really, really good one. So much pressure! Originally, I pulled out The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult to start last weekend – I got it back in theContinue reading “Made For You by Melissa Marr”