Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry – Review

Only a Breath ApartOnly a Breath Apart
by Katie McGarry 

Published: January 22nd, 2019 by Tor Teen
Genre: young adult, romance

Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.

Jesse Lachlin is cursed. So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is in his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm, he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year, Scarlett Copeland. Scarlett Copeland is psychic. Continue reading

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs – Review

38743573Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs – publication: October 16th, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is a young adult novel

Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five decide to stay and complete the tests. When they finish, they leave feeling equally accomplished and unnerved.  Continue reading

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich – Review

Dear Evan HansenDear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich – publication date of October 9th, 2018 by Poppy (an Imprint of Little, Brown and Company) and is a contemporary young adult novel.

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Continue reading

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs – Review

38743573Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs – publication: October 16th, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is a young adult novel

Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five decide to stay and complete the tests. When they finish, they leave feeling equally accomplished and unnerved.  Continue reading

The War Outside by Monica Hesse – Review

The War OutsideThe War Outside by Monica Hesse has an expected publication: September 25th, 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and is a young adult historical fiction novel. It’s 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado–until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Continue reading