Six Crimson Cranes Review

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim is the epic result of H.C. Andersen’s Wild Swans mixed with Asian mythology. The story packs quite a few genres and everything from fantasy and romance to mythology and action. It’s not the first time we’re following a stubborn rebel princess, but it might be the first time she can’t throw around sassy comments.

Aurora Rising by Amy kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora Rising is probably the best thing out there for you if you’re craving that Skyward/Illuminae vibe. While completely being its own story, it just have that same element of not knowing exactly what is going on other than this is bigger than we know. I love when books get you so hooked, you’re way beyond page numbers – and a regular bed time.

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Millie Quint think she’s the luckiest girl alive until her best friend turned almost-lover starts smooching her ex again. Now, with everything crumbling around her, she decides to run away to Scotland. A new country, a new beginning – only a national scandal could send Millie home now. Well…

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Gu Miyoung is a wicked fox, a Gumiho, a beast. Her nature is to use her beauty to lure men in and then devour them. However, when Miyoung saves Jihoon from a goblin attack in Seoul, she loses her Fox bead – her soul. It is said, whoever possesses the Fox bead, controls the Gumiho. 

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Emoni is trying to finish high school, raise her baby girl, make money, plan a future and deal with her ex all at once. It’s a lot – especially when all she can focus on is cooking and creating new recipes. When Emoni gets the opportunity to go abroad and learn more about her culinary passion, she has to decide whether her time has come or if she has to put everyone else first again.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The year is 1945 and a group of miserable souls are heading the same way – far away from war. One by one, their secrets and backgrounds are revealed but they can’t afford to become attached. When Hitler gives permission to evacuate, it seems like all of Germany is running towards the same harbour. The group must stick together and trust each-other, if they are ever going to reach a land of peace.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Spensa’s dream of being a pilot is coming true – despite being the daughter of a pilot who was branded a coward for deserting battle. Her father’s reputation has stained her whole life but Spensa refuses to accept what she believes is a cover up. Next to flight lessons, rat hunting and repairing an unknown space ship with a terrible AI, Spensa begins to dig deeper into her father’s past. She doesn’t just find what she’s looking for but also secrets about herself and her ancestors that could change everything for Spensa and her planet.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

When Jude and her sisters witness the horrible murder of their parents, their lives change forever. The man, or rather, the fae who killed them whisks the girls away and raise them in his own cruel world. Here, magic covers anything rotten with a shiny glimmer and humans are considered pathetic, decaying creatures from the day they are born. This might not be the best place for young girls to grow up.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

When Arthur and Ben are interrupted in the middle of their meet-cute in New york, a modern love story of social media stalking and coffee shop miracles begin. This collab between two of the worlds most beloved contemporary authors, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, was set up to be an epic read and the book community went nuts over the announcement. Did they succeed?

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

The third book in the popular Wayward Children series take us on a sugary adventure through Confection – a world of complete nonsense. Here, everything is edible – from the soda oceans to the candy roads. However, just because everything is made of sugar doesn’t mean this world can’t host darkness and when events in the real world shakes the logic of Confection, a cold-hearted enemy returns.

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

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.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

The second instalment in the Wayward Children series follow Jack and Jill’s dark adventure behind the door that led them to another world. Vampires, werewolves and mad scientists roam the moors here and the girls must decide where they belong.

My True Love Gave To Me by Various Authors

In this holiday collection we get 12 short stories fit for the season by 12 popular authors such as Holly Black, Rainbow Rowell and Kiersten White. Prepare for your heart to melt the winter snow away with these romantic stories of love and friendship.

Jackaby by William Ritter

When Abigail Rook arrives in New Fiddleham in 1892, she’s looking for adventure more than anything. When she meets R. F. Jackaby, a quirky investigator who claims he can see unworldly beings, she gets more than she craved for as she ends up in a world of foul creatures and a series of dead bodies.

Obsidio by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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. 

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

 Bathsheba is part of a whale crew who loves hunting and killing men. Led by their captain Alexandra, they attack a ship full of men, only to find the trail of the devil himself – a notorious whale killer. With a final hunt for their greatest enemy, they change the world for both men and whales.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Sadie has had a rough life with an addict mom who has brought strange men in and out of their lives for years. She hates her constant stuttering and she lives in a sad little town with no prospects. There is only one bright element in Sadie’s life – her kid sister Mattie.. who is violently pulled away from Sadie, when she is found murdered. With nothing to lose, Sadie sets out on a  journey to find her sister’s killer and get revenge.

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, hold the power to save their world or doom it. Their destinies are connected and in the air an unfulfilled prophecy looms of two queens, a Blood Queen and a Sun Queen.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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.

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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.

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler

Just as Virginia is starting to get her life back together after her brother’s date-rape charge, her world is shattered once again. She doesn’t love her boyfriend – but how can a “fat girl” break up with a popular boy? On top of her romantic concerns, her brother is once again in trouble as his case takes an unexpected turn that the family didn’t see coming.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Josh and Jordan Bell are twin brothers who rule the basketball court and look up to their father, Chuck “Da Man” Bell, who himself was a star on the court in his younger days. The twins are tight and together they are usually undefeatable, but when girls and jealousy begins to crack their foundation, it changes everything.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio both get a call around midnight from Death-Cast telling them, they’re going to die. Death-Cast is an organization that can predict your dying day but not the exact hour, which means, you have the opportunity to live out your final dreams – or hide in your bedroom until your destiny catch up with you.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence is part of the prestigious Sinclair family. She’s the first born grandchild and heir to the money and the family island, Beechwood. Everyone knows of the Sinclairs and how noone outside the family is welcome. They’re a beautiful family made of blonde hair, distinguished features and an obsession for owning pretty things. There are no losers, no broken minds and they’re all normal…

One by Sarah Crossan

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.

Art in the Blood (a Sherlock Holmes Adventure) by Bonnie MacBird

Sherlock Holmes is left in a sad state after a disastrous Ripper investigation. His loyal friend Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris. Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star writes that her young son has vanished, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. They discover that the missing boy is just the tip of a very large iceberg filled with shady characters, illegal children workers and a stolen statue that has authorities on highest alert.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in 264 days until a boy is thrown into her cell, shattering her tiny, meaningless existence. She knows him. She used to watch him. And as they become closer, both of them are catapulted into a fight for survival and freedom, far away from the evil Reestablishment.

Cinderella Boy by Kristina Meister

When Carter meets Layla, he fumbles to charm her. He adores her sense of humor and her poise. But when she vanishes in the middle of the night, he’s left confused and determined to solve the mystery of who she is.

The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3)

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart.

The Elite by Kiera Cass (The Selection #2)

The Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies.

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. One afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment.

My Rich Prince by Okechukwu Michael Mwim

My Rich Prince is a unique book tackling subject matter that is pertinent to teenage and young adult readers. The author offers readers life advice on a number of issues and warns them of what to look out for.

Spectacle by Megan Rose Gedris

Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus but doesn’t believe in anything supernatural – until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a ghost. Identifying the killer with few leads and strange paranormal activity seems impossible.

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Eelyn fights with her Aska clansmen in a rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees her brother on the battlefield fighting alongside the enemy – the brother she watched die five years ago.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people.

The Selection by Kiera Cass (The Selection #1)

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns, to live in a palace and compete for the heart of Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare.

GEMINA By Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The sci-fi saga continues on board Jump Station Heimdall. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. Little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed towards them.

The ghost, The Owl by Franco and Sara Richard

On a cool evening on the swamp, a human figure (but far from a human form) appears dancing across the water. A Ghost that seems to have lost its way. A good Samaritan owl decides to help against the wishes of his animal brethren.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

fifteen-year-old Will has shoved a gun in the back waistband of his jeans. His brother Shawn was just murdered and Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he’s after. Or does he?

ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Kady and Ezra are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet. But their problems are just starting.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. Four students tell all they know. But what is the truth? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice.

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Nancy tumbled into another world once, but now she’s back in the real world. She’s send to Miss West’s school where the children understand her – they want to go back to their own fantasy world as well. But things are changing at the school. 

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero?

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Audrey can’t leave the house. She can’t even take off her dark glasses inside the house. Then her brother’s friend Linus stumbles into her life and with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she’d thought were too scary.