Review: A Taste for Love

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen Razorbill, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Liza's parents own a bakery and restaurant. Even though Liza is good at baking, her mom isn't sure that's the best future for her. Liza's mom also likes to interfere in her love life. Things get complicated when her best friend gets…

Review: Luck of the Titanic

Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2021 YA Historical Fiction Summary: Valora Luck has lost her father and her employer but she is going to find her twin brother aboard the Titanic. Together they will be the performers she's always imagined they could be, acrobats in…

Review: Aurora Burning

Liu Zishan 123RF.com Aurora Burning 2nd in the series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Alfred A. Knopf, 2020 YA Science Fiction Summary: I will probably spoil the previous book but I'll try not to spoil this one. Aurora and the squad are still reeling from one of their number being assimilated. Plus they have…

Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Kat and Stevie go into New York City for her birthday and to see a teacher's play. Unfortunately they lose their phones and then they lose each other. Likes: I liked the focus on friendship. I…

Review: Teen Titans: Beast Boy

Teen Titans: Beast Boy sequel to Raven by Kami Garcia Ill. by Gabriel Picolo DC Comics, 2020 YA Graphic Novel Summary: Gar wants to stand out but he has a slight inferiority complex about his height and lack if muscle bulk. So he does a bunch of stunts that get increasingly more elaborate. Likes: Gar…

Review: Squad

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall Ill. by Lisa Sterle Greenwillow Books, 2021 YA Supernatural Graphic Novel Summary: Becca and her mom move to a new town. Then she meets the popular girls and there is more to them than the meets the eye. Likes: The romance that develops for Becca is cute and it takes some…

Review: Teen Titans: Raven

Teen Titans: Raven written by Kami Garcia illustrated by Gabriel Picolo DC Comics, 2019 YA Fantasy Graphic Novel Summary: Raven loses her mom and her memory. She struggles with blocking out other people's thoughts as she tries to navigate being at a new school. Likes: We spent a lot of time with Raven trying to…

Review: Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean Flatiron Books, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Izzy finds a clue about her father's identity which leads to her discovery that she's a princess. She goes to Japan to meet him but she's also forced to take a crash course in everything it takes to be an active part…