Genre: Teen

American Girls – Alison Umminger

American Girls – Alison Umminger

 American Girls by Alison Umminger starts as a tale of a whiny teen girl who stole her step-mom’s credit card and flew across the country to LA to stay with her struggling actress sister. In the beginning I was turned off by Anna as I thought she was just a typical bratty […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

Goldfish – Nat Luurtsema

Goldfish – Nat Luurtsema

Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema was a cute story that offered some really great moments. It also offered some moments where I was super frustrated with the narrator. Lou had everything going for her. A great best friend, a possible Olympic level swimming career, a coach who believed in her. So going […]

Posted June 1, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Jerkbait – Mia Siegert

Jerkbait – Mia Siegert

I went to BEA knowing I would meet some authors at signings and not expecting much past that. Then at the Friday night Book Blogger Dinner, I went to go say hey to Lauren and struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to her. As we spoke I […]

Posted May 20, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments



The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight was a mismash. The author has some great writing skills and some not so good story telling skills. A girl who is afraid to leave her house leaves by deep breathing and closing her eyes. A boy she doesn’t trust becomes her ally almost instantly. When […]

Posted May 1, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake had such promise. A fantastic sounding plot featuring a teen girl struggling with balancing love and her mental illness. A letter written to the boy she has hurt and a promise of a brighter future. Instead of getting the big heart tugs and emotional tie […]

Posted April 25, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments

Ruined – Amy Tintera

Ruined – Amy Tintera

Ruined by Amy Tintera is the first of a new YA fantasy trilogy. It features a kickass female bent on avenging her family and rescuing her little sister from a neighboring country they are at war with. Since she does not have the magic that runs in her family, Em has been taught […]

Posted April 24, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments