Category: Book Review

One Dark Throne

One Dark Throne Author: Kendare Blake Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: September 19, 2017 Publisher: Harper Teen Series: Three Dark Crowns #2 TRIGGER WARNING: animal testing, amputation The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? With the unforgettable events of the […]

Deal With The Devil

Deal With the Devil Author: Kit Rocha Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Publisher: Tor Books Series: Mercenary Librarians #1 TRIGGER WARNING: violence, gore, abuse, human experimentation Nina is an information broker with a mission–she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save […]

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 […]