review · YA Supernatural/Mystery/Thiller

THE BODY FINDER by KIMBERLY DERTING

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she… Continue reading THE BODY FINDER by KIMBERLY DERTING

review · YA Contemporary

THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by JENNIFER MATHIEU

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon… Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by JENNIFER MATHIEU

Magical Realism · review

THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by LESLYE WALTON

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand… Continue reading THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by LESLYE WALTON