REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Published: September 1, 2012, Scholastic Inc. My copy: Paperback (bought at Barnes & Noble) Summary: "'There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve,' Neeve said. 'Either you're his true love...or you killed him.'" It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Summary: Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner … Continue reading The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become … Continue reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Summary: After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she … Continue reading Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Summary: Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone … Continue reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Summary: Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job … Continue reading Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Summary: On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what … Continue reading Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Summary: Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If … Continue reading The Heir by Kiera Cass