Tag: ya contemporary

Before We Were Blue

Before We Were Blue Author: E.J. Schwartz Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: September 14, 2021 Publisher: Flux Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: eating disorder, antisemitism, bullying, mention of death, mention of […]

A Constellation of Roses

A Constellation of Roses Author: Miranda Asebedo Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: November 5, 2019 Publisher: HarperTeen CONTENT WARNING: mention of abuse, mention of drug use, abandonment, death, suicide, mention of prostitution, death of a parent Trix McCabe is aimless, rootless, and on the run. At least, that’s […]

The Happiest Girl In The World

The Happiest Girl in the World Author: Alena Dillon Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 20, 2021 Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks CONTENT WARNING: sexual abuse of minors, disordered eating, emotional abuse, use of a racist slur For Sera Wheeler, the Olympics are the reason for everything. They’re […]

The Wicker King

The Wicker King Author: K. Ancrum Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: October 31, 2017 Publisher: Imprint CONTENT WARNING: depression, hallucinations, violence, panic attack, neglect, institutionalization, extreme codependency August and Jack have never lived in the same world August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is […]

Cool For The Summer

Cool for the Summer Author: Dahlia Adler Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 11, 2021 Publisher: Wednesday Books Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am offering my honest opinion voluntarily.  Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her […]

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After Author: Kacen Callender Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: May 5, 2020 Publisher: Balzer + Bray CONTENT WARNING: substance use, parental abandonment, deadnaming, emotional abuse from a parent, transphobia, homophobia Felix Love has never been in love — and yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. […]

Roman And Jewel

Roman and Jewel Author: Dana L. Davis Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: January 5, 2021 Publisher: Inkyard Press CONTENT WARNING: substance use, mention of suicide, mention of infidelity, mention of death of a parent Jerzie Jhames — do not get her started on what is in a name! […]

The Assignment

The Assignment Author: Liza Wiemer Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: August 25, 2020 Publisher: Delacorte Press CONTENT WARNING: racism, homophobia, antisemitism, mention of emotional/verbal/physical abuse, death of a family member, parental abandonment, discussion of the Holocaust Senior year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a […]

The First Holidays

The First Holidays Author: Cait Marie Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance Publication Date: December 23, 2020 CONTENT WARNING: mention of cancer Lila Weston is a pro at keeping secrets, but this time, she can’t wait to share with her friends and *ahem* boyfriend. She has been counting down the […]

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, […]