Genre: Social Issues

Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell – Liane Shaw

Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell – Liane Shaw

 Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell by Liane Shaw had some great moments and some not so great moments. I loved the first half of the book. Frederick was a fantastic narrator and I really enjoyed seeing his world through his eyes. I was hooked and so engaged. Then Angel began […]

Posted May 13, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World – Siobhan Vivian

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian was an interesting meld of teen love story, family drama and eminent domain. “What?” you say. “A YA book about the government claiming land?” Yup, and it was a very interesting way to look at where you live and […]

Posted April 21, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 3 Comments

Tragedy Girl – Christine Hurley Deriso

Tragedy Girl – Christine Hurley Deriso

Tragedy Girl should have been amazing. A teen girl who has to start over after her parents death, a teen boy recovering from the tragic drowning of his girlfriend and a new love blossoming. A love that turns dark and has potentially tragic consequences. Yes, please sign me up. Instead I read […]

Posted April 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

Oh Flawed, how I wanted to read you. You were one of my WoW picks back in December and when I saw you come up on Netgalley, I requested with such hope in my heart. When I found out I got the ARC I was so happy. I have read […]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 5 Comments

Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Firstlife – Gena Showalter

Oh Gena, you have done it again. Great action, great characters and a gripping and unique plot. Firstlife has been on my radar for months and I was trying to patiently wait for publication. Then I got it and had to wait as I had some other reads scheduled first. When I was […]

Posted March 5, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

In Real Life – Jessica Love

In Real Life – Jessica Love

You know how some days you just want a nice vanilla sundae with some hot fudge? Not overly complex, fast but still really good… In Real Life was the book form of that for me. Good story, a quick read and it totally hit the spot. Hannah and Nick have know each […]

Posted February 19, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends was on my list of most eagerly awaited 2016 debuts. I heard about it in fall of 2015 and requested it on both Netgalley and Edelweiss. I did not receive it on either, so I grabbed it for my Kindle once it was released. I […]

Posted February 8, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments

Thicker Than Water – Kelly Fiore

Thicker Than Water – Kelly Fiore

Thicker Than Water is sharp and smart. Teen drug use and overdose stories can be very preachy or overly emotional and this was not. This was a very good balance of emotion, fact, family dysfunction and drama. Well paced and with a very well built world, Thicker Than Water also had a very […]

Posted December 21, 2015 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment