Category: Book Review

How It All Blew Up

How It All Blew Up Author: Arvin Ahmadi Genre: YA Contemporary, OwnVoices, LGBTQIA Publication Date: September 22, 2020 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Thank you to BookishFirst for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily.  TRIGGER WARNING: bullying, blackmail, […]

Cress

Cress Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: YA Sci-Fi Publication Date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3 TRIGGER WARNING: captivity, plague, violence, suicide In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and […]

Dry

Dry Author: Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman Genre: YA Dystopia Publication Date: October 2, 2018 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers TRIGGER WARNING: violence, exploitation, riot, murder, attempted sexual assault Everyone’s going to remember where they were when the taps went dry. The drought — or […]

The Silvered Serpents

The Silvered Serpents Author: Roshani Chokshi Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 22, 2020 Publisher: Wednesday Books Series: The Gilded Wolves #2 Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. TRIGGER WARNING: Anti-Semitism, reference to past […]

The Poppy War

The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: May 1, 2018 Publisher: Harper Voyager Series: The Poppy War #1 TRIGGER WARNING: child abuse, drug use/addiction, self-harm, bullying, racism, extreme violence, brutal torture, murder, genocide, war, gore, animal cruelty, animal death, mutilation, rape, human experimentation She is […]

This Savage Song

This Savage Song Author: Victoria Schwab Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: June 5, 2016 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Series: Monsters of Verity #1 TRIGGER WARNING: arson, gore, death of a parent, suicide, murder Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding […]

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn Author: Melissa Bashardoust Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: July 7, 2020 Publisher: Flatiron Books TRIGGER WARNING: captivity, anxiety, torture, gore There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived […]

When Time Stopped

When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains Author: Ariana Neumann Genre: Biography, Nonfiction, History Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Publisher: Scribner TRIGGER WARNING: Anti-Semitism, discrimination, genocide, bombings In 1941, the first member of the Neumann family was arrested for swimming in a stretch […]

The Year Of The Witching

The Year of the Witching Author: Alexis Henderson Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Publication Date: July 21, 2020 Publisher: Ace TRIGGER WARNING: animal sacrifice, polygamy, abuse, gore A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the […]

There There

There There Author: Tommy Orange Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Knopf TRIGGER WARNING: description of a massacre, substance use, mention of substance use while pregnant, drug dealing, domestic violence, rape, cancer, death, suicide, child abuse, death of animals, gun violence There There is a relentlessly […]