Book Reviews

Queen of Hearts Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Creepy, gory, violent origin story of Alice's mean queen.
By Colleen Oakes
(2016)
Whisper to Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting mystery surrounds teen who hears voice in her head.
By Nick Lake
(2016)
Snow Like Ashes: Snow Like Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling fantasy world has some storytelling hiccups.
By Sara Raasch
(2014)
Places No One Knows Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark romantic fantasy traces opposites' self-discovery.
By Brenna Yovanoff
(2016)
Binge Book Poster Image
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age 14+
YouTuber's funny, frank memoir recalls casual sex, drinking.
By Tyler Oakley
(2015)
If I Was Your Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Transgender teen finds first love in moving coming-of-ager.
By Meredith Russo
(2016)
The Winner's Kiss: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning trilogy ends on a more mature note.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2016)
When We Collided Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt summer romance explores mental illness and grief.
By Emery Lord
(2016)
Asking for It Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.
By Louise O'Neill
(2016)
This Is Where the World Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, compelling tale of obsessive friendship, rape, death.
By Amy Zhang
(2016)
A Study in Charlotte Book Poster Image
age 14+
Drugs, rape, murder in tense, edgy Holmes-Watson update.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2016)
Half Lost: The Half Bad Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gory and too-quick ending for riveting witch series.
By Sally Green
(2016)
The First Time She Drowned Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful, gripping story of healing after abuse.
By Kerry Kletter
(2016)
Symptoms of Being Human Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empathetic, empowering story of gender-fluid teen.
By Jeff Garvin
(2016)
The Serpent King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Poignant story of friends, faith, first love in rural South.
By Jeff Zentner
(2016)
Thanks for the Trouble Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing romance with fantasy twist; great for guys, gals.
By Tommy Wallach
(2016)
Shade Me Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Hard-edged Hollywood whodunit has sex, drugs, violence.
By Jennifer Brown
(2016)
Unbecoming Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Family secrets, mature themes in thoughtful drama.
By Jenny Downham
(2016)
X: A Novel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling and tragic novel about Malcolm X's troubled youth.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
(2016)
We Are the Ants Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.
By Shaun David Hutchinson
(2016)

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