The Pain Eater

Title: The Pain Eater Author: Beth Goobie Published: Second Story Press Pub. Date: 13 September  2016 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA     Maddie Malone has been a train wreck since that terrible day last March. She tries to control her nightmare pain so it does not consume her, but the only method she has found…

The Girl From the Sea

Title: The Girl From the Sea Author: Shalini Boland Publisher: Adrenalin Books Pub. Date: 9 June 2016 Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, YA   Mia washes up on a beach. She cannot remember who she is or what happened to her. After she is identified and begins to resume her supposed life, she begins having…

Can’t Forget

Title: Can’t Forget Author: Colleen S. Myers Publisher: Champagne Books Pub Date: 6 Jun 2016 Series: Solum #2 Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Teen/YA     This is book 2, and though reading book #1 is a good idea, this book can be read as a standalone. I have included the blurb for book 1 ‘Must…

The Guineveres

Title: The Guineveres Author: Sarah Domet Publisher: Flatiron Books Pub. Date: 4 October 2016 Genre: Lit. fiction, coming-of-age, YA   Four very different girls arrive at the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent school from four very different circumstances. Regardless, each have a history shadowed by loss and betrayal, a bond enhanced by also sharing…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

Anna and the Swallow Man

Title: Anna and the Swallow Man Author: Gavriel Savit Publisher: Knopf Pub. Date: 26 January 2016 Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, War   Anna is a young girl in 1939 Poland when the Germans come and take away her father. Left alone to fend for herself, she falls into the care of the Swallow Man, who…

Last Seen Leaving

Title: Last Seen Leaving Author: Caleb Roehrig Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Feiwel & Friends Pub Date: 4 October, 2016 Genre: Teen, YA, Mystery, Suspense-Thriller The relationship between Flynn and enigmatic January keeps getting weirder and more strained, but when she goes missing, Flynn is driven to find her. As he uncovers more and more…

Quista, Book One: Danay

Title: Quista, Book One: Danay Author: Aviva Bel’Harold Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing / EDGE-Lite Pub. Date: 9 May, 2016 Series: Quista #1 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Middle-Grade   I read enough YA books that I am comfortable with their literary shortcomings and can enjoy them for what they are, entertainment. Some of them…

The Salarian Desert Game

  Title: The Salarian Desert Game Author: J.A. Mclachlan Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Pub. Date: 12 April 2016 Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, suspense, adventure     Kia is a young girl, a talented interpreter asked to go undercover for a mysterious and powerful agency, but the timing means she has an undercover agenda…

Wipe

Title: Wipe Author: Joseph Turkot Publisher: Indie Pub. Date: 5 August, 2014 Genre: YA, Post-Apoc, Spec Fic   This review is for the omnibus – parts 1-5, the complete series.   Long after the world-as-we-know-it ended, civilization has pooled into communities held together by dogma of one sort or another. In Acadia, Maze and Wills…

Kids of Appetite

Title: Kids of Appetite Author: David Arnold Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 20 September, 2016 Genre: YA, urban fiction, adventure, contemporary, recommended As the police interrogate several witnesses, the incredible story unfolds. After Vic suffers one too many losses, he becomes lost himself. Luckily, he is found by Mad and her group…

Wirewalker

Title: Wirewalker Author: Mary Lou Hall Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Pub. Date: 6 September, 2016 Genre: YA, fiction     From the publisher: “Fourteen-year-old Clarence Feather knows no world beyond desolate Mayfair Heights. Three years ago, his mother was killed before his eyes by a stray bullet. When his father becomes unable to…