Leah Johnson is back with another stunning, emotion-filled story of love, self-discovery and meaning. Taking course over a three day music festival, Rise to the Sun splits the narrative between two equally compelling and relatable young girls who are at the precipice of trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.
Casey McQuiston's novel is a fun, sugary-filled treat full of charmingly relatable characters and extra sweet feels. It immediately transported me into August's world and made me wish I could travel to New York City and look for my own group of people immediately.
A delightful romp around London in the 1960s that focuses on a young Cruella and showcases her descent into the villain she's known as today.
Lost in the Never Woods is so much more than just a Peter Pan retelling. It is an emotionally beautiful and devastating exploration of grief, survivor's guilt and the power of light and children's wonder. Any book that can make you smile, sob and ultimately inspire you is one worth reading!
I have never read a book quite like this, mystery or otherwise, and it was the story I never knew was missing in my life. Finlay Donovan is someone who tries her best, but just can't seem to get ahead before life kicks her down again and seeing her rise to the occasion over and over throughout the book and become the badass woman she is was amazing!
This book was so interesting! I was particularly impressed with the way Tori Telfer was able to balance telling each story in a way that was engaging and entertaining while always managing to connect it to the idea of how female criminals fit into a society that emphasizes male crime, and how these women were able to utilize that to their benefit and other people's harm.
A completely unique and enthralling tale of horror and mystery! Getting to know all the characters and their unique dynamic in the family just added to the creepiness and the urge to read on and figure out just what exactly is going on. I can't wait to see wha the author comes up with next!
Gabrielle Korn is my new favorite writer! The way she tells her story so open and honestly and is able to connect it to the social media-driven society today without ever coming across as condescending or above it all is truly amazing and refreshing. I think nowadays everyone is so obsessed with appearing like they have it all, that reading about someone who is successful but open about their struggles is honestly inspiring for anyone out there. Definitely a new favorite!
Enemies to lovers is a tale as old as time, but one that manages to feel amazing and grin-inducing every single time. Seeing Dom and Shay come together and grow closer throughout the novel literally had me squealing in excitement.
A compulsive and addicting new YA book that follows several plot lines in the life of Nora, who was raised by a con woman mother to disappear into any role she is told. Although she's been free from her mom for years, when her girlfriend, best friend and her are held hostage in a bank robbery gone wrong, her very special set of skills just might be the only thing that can get them all out alive.
Another phenomenal addition to the Rick Riordan presents family, I absolutely could not put this down until it was finished. I especially loved the fact that Sik was not a fighter and was able to navigate the trials set up for him by relying on his friends and the skills he did have. An exciting read for sure!
A super adorable debut romance that deals head on with mental health issues in a way that feels realistic and inspiring.
Three very different girls rally together to save the bookstore they work at, and along the way discover they have a lot more in common than they thought and are able to help one another in ways they never expected.
Wes and Bethany's book has been a highly anticipated one ever since being introduced to the set up of their love/hate relationship in the last book, and boy was the anticipation worth it. Seeing how they changed themselves and each other for the better and worked to become the best versions of themselves is a great reminder of what healthy, trust-filled relationships should feel like.
Adventures in Babysitting meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in this action-packed debut. Long-time sitter Esme discovers a whole new supernatural world when weird things start happening around her. Oh, and there's kick-butt weapons disguised as diapers! Nuff said!
Three years ago, Channel Miller was introduced to the world as Emily Doe. Now, she reveals her full side of what happened before and after in this eloquent and triumphant memoir of a woman who refuses to be shamed. Raw and inflinching, her story is one that demands to be heard and will stick with you long after the final page.
An entertaining take on the teenage witch genre, which reimagines a modern world where being a witch has been ruled illegal by the government.
You Brought Me the Ocean showcases a more grounded and realistic take on the superhero origin story, focusing on the importance of family, self-identity, and honestly. Beautifully drawn and exquisitely written, this story will have you smiling, crying, and even falling in love with a new ship, all in the course of 200 pages.
Absolutely perfect for fans of Red, White and Royal Blue, this romance was a delight! Alden and Conrad encompassed all the classic tropes of a good romance: enemies to lovers, road trip and the 'dreaded' only one bed. Seeing their romance blossom and how it allowed them to open up and be their true selves was so swoon-inducing.
The core values Wonder Woman encompasses and represents are more important and relevant today than ever before. Laurie Halse Anderson does an unbelievably incredible job of introducing Diana into the modern world and shows how she deals with the world's tragedies while coming to terms with her own identity and what it means to be a hero.
A stunning sequel that builds upon the reveals of the first book while also acknowledging the personal consequences for Hannah in a way that feels very realistic and respectful to the stakes of the story, which are higher than even before.
Perfect for fans of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Date Me, Bryson Keller is a relatable and honest look at the hardships of being a closeted kid and how keeping the real you from the people you love affects your entire life. Full of heart, wit, and important lessons, Kevin van Whye has crafted a perfect #ownvoices story with a main character and romance you'll absolutely love.
An intriguingly addictive tale of revenge and the complexities of the high school hierarchy, Clique Bait reads like a fast-paced Netflix teen drama with new secrets and lies being revealed so fast and unexpectedly you'll be waiting with bated breath to see how everything turns out, and who ends up going down.
Hannah may be a witch, but all she can focus on is avoiding her ex-girlfriend - a bit hard when she's literally part of her coven. When a series of accidents happen to those close to her, Hannah's two worlds combine in irreversible ways and nothing will ever be the same.
A fun, horror spin on the Archie comic characters we all know and love filled with a good amount of jaw-dropping plot twists and plenty of action.