Fugly by Claire Waller

Please note, I received a copy of this e-book and exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley! Please be aware that this review will contain spoilers. One of my favorite things about this book, was that I was actively trying to predict what was going to happen next, and I was usually wrong. For the longest time, I was convinced that “Tori” would end up being Amy. Honestly, I’m still kind of surprised that it wasn’t. And then when it became extremely obvious that it wasn’t going to work out, I thought it might be Brat. I will say … Continue reading Fugly by Claire Waller

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

***Spoilers ahead*** This was a great choice for my Book of the Month Young Adult box! I initially chose it solely based off of the title and the cover. But I am very glad with my decision. This was a very quick and engaging read. The story was captivating and made it difficult to stop even when I needed to. Hannah story seemed, at first, like a typical teenagers. Teenage angst, rebellion, trying to find your place in the world… of course with the added twist of being able to do magic and be a witch. While I did understand … Continue reading These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

“Wait, who are you, man?” -Ross This is a question that everyone has been asked at some point in their life. Not necessarily by someone specific, but at least by themselves. And at different points in life, that answer changes. Is Pablo a college dropout? Is he the boyfriend of a teen celebrity? Is he a social media sensation? Or is he a normal young man, trying to find his place in the world? Pablo has a situation that many young people find themselves in, massive student loans, credit card debt, and no strong sense of what they want to … Continue reading Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

At the time, Friends was an incredible advancement in television culture. Even though not every part has aged well, you can still see the cultural advancements where they were. Lesbian wedding, surrogacy, single motherhood, etc. These were not topics that were typically broached in 90s television. Granted, a lot of the jokes are now outdated, and some are now considered offensive, but many parts of Friends still lives on today. On the air for a decade, with reruns still going 15+ years later, it is rare that you will find someone who has not heard of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, … Continue reading I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

Wild Boar in the Cane Field

Before I start into my review, I would like to thank Book Sparks for the opportunity to get a copy of this book and the opportunity to be able to review it. This book was definitely interesting. Unfortunately, I had a very hard time getting engaged with it. While I did enjoy the story, I found my mind kept wandering and I would have to reread pages in order to remember what I had just read. I greatly enjoyed the dynamics between the different characters. I very much enjoyed the final chapter when a lot of my wanderings were finally … Continue reading Wild Boar in the Cane Field

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel

One of my favorite aspects of Book of the Month is that you can add extra books to your monthly box for a very reasonable cost. When I saw Saving Zoë, I knew I needed to add it to my box, and I am so glad I did. Read along at your own risk for spoilers! Overall, I was very happy with this book. While it is mostly superficial, it did delve a little into potential dangerous circumstances that surround teenagers: drugs, alcohol, sex, meeting strangers, and all of the risks that go along with these topics. I would have liked … Continue reading Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel

Mind Games by Shana Silver

This was such an amazing book! Read at your own caution for potential spoilers! Mind Games is a sci-fi book where the main character sells memories. I love the idea that our memories are backed up to a cloud system where we can access them at anytime. Rather than saving photos, you can save full memories instead. To me, this isn’t outside of the realm of possibility, as is the danger that can come with it. If you make the wrong person mad, and they know how to hack, say goodbye to your memories. This creates a huge ethical issue, … Continue reading Mind Games by Shana Silver

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra is the first book that I received through Book of the Month’s YA Program. I have very mixed feelings regarding this book honestly but the part that I adore with BOTM, is that it encourages me to read books that I normally would not look at. Which is definitely the case with Symptoms of a Heartbreak. I loved the idea of a 16 year old “girl genius” doctor. However, I didn’t like the way that she was portrayed. I felt that if she is supposed to be a “genius” and a board-certified doctor, … Continue reading Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra