(YA Contemporary, hardcover, 448 pages; published May 19, 2015 by Greenwillow Books; source: publisher)
Mama Bear came out strong while reading this one–I just wanted to hug Alice, who’s struggling so hard and her quest for a normal life. Fantastic unreliable narrator.
(YA Contemporary, hardcover, US, 368 pages; published March 30th 2015 by HarperTeen, source: publisher)
Liked the premise, the realistic school atmosphere. Didn’t enjoy the MC; some of the computer/hacking stuff was already outdated (Internet Explorer? Really?).
(YA Contemporary, hardcover, 336 pages; published February 17, 2015 by HarperTeen, source: publisher)
Quick read, strong writing. Really liked the love interest…except the MC already has a boyfriend when Declan steps on the scene AND she cheats! W/ no consequences!
(YA Contemporary, hardcover, 272 pages; published February 24, 2015 by Greenwillow Books, source: publisher)
Doomsday cult with no apocalypse. Oops! Liked how the family tried to pull itself together after that big disappointment. Interesting take on family, homelessness.
(YA Fantasy, hardcover, 361 pages; published May 19, 2015 by Greenwillow Books, source: publisher)
Twisty, turny story w/ an interesting male MC. Wish the worldbuilding was more solid, progressive. Enjoyed the side notes, steampunk-y atmosphere.
(YA SciFi, hardcover, 496 pages; published May 26, 2015 by Greenwillow Books, source: publisher)
Dark and twisted, jam-packed with blood and violence. The pacing is fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Too bad I wanted Zephyr, the MC, to bite the big one.
(MG Fantasy, hardcover, 336 pages; published May 26, 2015 by HarperCollins, source: publisher)
This story reminds me of why I enjoy MG Fantasy. I don’t read it often but still. Great MC, interesting worldbuilding, intriguing plot. Loved Chess and the other characters.
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