Romance

8 Contemporary Reviews Romance YA

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

January 25, 2019

Lara Jean’s life is good. She loves her family and friends.. well, friend Chris. Her only struggle seems to be boys – but she’s got that figured out too. Whenever she’s crushing on a boy, she writes him a love letter, put it in her hatbox and that’s it. Closure. Until someone post all her love letters and Lara Jean has to deal with the consequence of crushes from all the way back to middle school.

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8 Reviews Romance Sci-Fi YA

Obsidio by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

November 18, 2018

In this explosive finalé to the ILLUMINAE FILES series all our heroes stand united. Although they have all experienced enough loss and sorrow for a lifetime, they won’t give into BeiTech’s evil rule. On a final mission that will either save the last survivors on Kerenza IV or kill them all, the end will come. One thing is for sure, the universe will know our heroes’ story one way or another. 

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8.7 Contemporary LGBQT Mental health Reviews Romance YA

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

September 26, 2018

Molly has had 26 crushes but none of them have ever known. She is too afraid of rejection to ever confess her feelings but when Molly’s twin sister, Cassie, becomes a love-sick mess, Molly feels alone and neglected. She decides that it’s time to stop being so careful but while it’s easy enough to want a boyfriend it seems impossible to actually get one – especially when you don’t think you are capable of being loved.

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8.3 Fantasy Reviews Romance YA

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

September 12, 2018

Isobel is a skilled portrait painter who is favored by fair folk of the season courts. They come from far away to get a piece of her mortal craft and one day she is honored to receive the Autumn prince himself. However, Isobel makes the terrible mistake of painting sorrow in the eyes of the prince, Rook, which is seen as a weakness, and he takes her to his fairy court against her will to pay for her crimes.

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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

August 19, 2018

It can surprise no Simon fan that revisiting Shady Creek High through the eyes and thoughts of Leah Burke means awkward encounters and adorable mishaps.. or the other way around? Although Leah is in the spotlight this time there’s no need to be alarmed. We don’t miss out on our favourite friend group as Simon, Abby, Bram and the rest of the gang is still very much the centre of the story – even Martin Addison gets cameos!

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

August 14, 2018

With a heart full of unheard lyrics, Xiomara wants nothing more than to write her poetry and share it but instead she keeps her mouth shut. She lives with her very religious family in Harlem and with daily catcalls from both boys and men and her mother’s disapproval, Xiomara needs an escape from her caged life. She finds it in slam poetry but balancing her passion with her parents’ idea of being a good girl turns out to be an impossible task.

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8.7 Contemporary Reviews Romance YA

One by Sarah Crossan

July 10, 2018

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, joined at the waist, defying the odds of survival for sixteen years. They share everything and they are everything to each other. They would never willingly choose to be parted. For them, that would be the real tragedy. But starting a new school as conjoined teenagers can make it hard not at least imagine a “normal” life with dates and walking through the hall without having people stare at you. When the twins’ health starts to tremble, they have to make an impossible decision.

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