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Review by Sam Redfearn , 12 Incredible Doom By Matthew Bogart Allison is struggling with the psychological manipulation of her father, who is a stage magician. Samir lives at his grandmother’s house with his father, who is divorced from his mother. Richard is moving into a new town, leaving his […]

This is Not a Ghost Story — Teen Book Review

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Review by Emily Battaglia , 17 This is Not a Ghost Story By Andrea Portes Mere months before Daffodil Turner begins her new life in college, she finds herself with a rather unusual summer job: house sitting a dusty old mansion for a strange old couple. As the days drag […]

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London — Teen Book Review

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Review by Emily Battaglia, 16 The Left-Handed Booksellers of London By Garth Nix Eighteen-year-old Susan’s search for her father divulges a secret world within London and a family of booksellers that fight to regulate it. She is thrust into a confrontation with the mythical creatures of the Old World as the […]

Dragonfly Girl — Teen Book Review

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Review by Cadence Chen, 17 Dragonfly Girl By Marti Leimbach Kira Adams is failing school. While she may be a genius when it comes to math and science, she’s definitely not doing so hot in her other subjects. Combined with the relentless bullying at school and her sick mom with […]

Girl on the Line — Teen Book Review

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Review by Giselle Carlos, 16 Girl on the Line By Faith Gardner *TRIGGER WARNING* The novel does mention suicide, self-harm, drugs, mental illness. The story is phenomenal, providing its readers with a newfound lust for life, an understanding that we are not our labels. Faith Gardner’s Girl on the Line […]

Pumpkin — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 Pumpkin By Julie Murphy Waylon Brewer can’t wait to get out of Clover City. His plans are all laid out—he’s going to go to community college with his twin sister Clementine, find out exactly what he wants to do with his life, and then go Full […]

Witches Steeped in Gold — Teen Book Review

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Review by Amber Elias, 15 Witches Steeped in Gold By Ciannon Smart On an island previously torn by war and conflict, elite Alumbrar witch Judiar Cariot serves a bloody rule over the Empire of Xaymaca. Though she has brought peace to isles as doyenne, many speculate whether or not the orders […]

Meet Cute Diary — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jesus Gonzalez, 15 Meet Cute Diary By Emery Lee Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee was an unforgettable love story. In it, Noah, a trans male teenager, is the host of one of the most popular blogs online “Meet cute Diary.” The blog centers around meet-cutes (the action […]

Among the Beasts and Briars — Teen Book Review

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Review by Emily Battaglia, 16 Among the Beasts and Briars By Ashley Poston Among the Beasts and Briars tells the story of the royal gardener’s daughter, Cerys, her pet fox, and their quest into the cursed woods to save their kingdom. Even though Among the Beasts and Briars is not […]

Above All Else — Teen Book Review

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Review by Jasmine Sov, 15 Above All Else By Dana Alison Levy Rose and Tate are climbers—always have been. Since they were young, they’ve been climbing mountains, ‘bagging peaks’ as Tate puts it. And now, they’re headed to Nepal with Tate’s dad to bag the biggest peak of all—Everest. Yet […]