Tag: ya contemporary

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, […]

Recommended For You

Recommended For You Author: Laura Silverman Genre: YA Romance, YA Contemporary, RomCom, Own Voices Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own and provided voluntarily. Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, […]

The Poet X

The Poet X Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Genre: YA Contemporary, Multicultural, Coming of Age Publication Date: March 6, 2018 Publisher: HarperTeen Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her […]

Fae Friday – School

Here’s the rules: It’s officially time for school to start, so this curious wannabe fae wants to know: what is a book you enjoyed that takes place at a school? Well, it’s obvious that schools start a few weeks earlier in other parts of the country than they […]