This dystopian YA murder mystery is told from the perspective of Scylla Delevan, a 16-year-old daughter of a magistrate in Devovea. Despite their difficult relationship, when Scylla’s father is accused of murder, she goes on a quest to prove his innocence. Her loyalties are challenged and she uncovers a number of secrets along the way.
4 stars In the second installment in the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, Pip Fitz-Amobi and her boyfriend Ravi are reluctantly pulled into a new investigation. When the police won’t look into the sudden disappearance of the older brother of one of Pip’s friends, she takes up the case. I liked this book … Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood
4 stars In this YA fantasy book, 16-year-old Aurora lives in the Boulderfell Institute where she and the other adoptees must adhere to a strict set of rules. The story starts with Aurora moving up from the Mustards, the children’s section, to the adult quarters (Navies). Her move makes her eligible for the Unity ceremony, … Continue reading The Guidal: Discovering Puracordis by Roxy Eloise
Photo by Flash Mama Photography 4 out of 5 stars Anywhere Else is my most recent book discovery from participating in the Twitter #writingcommunity. Self-reliant Leena, a pick-up truck driving young woman with an alcoholic mother, is the main character of this YA novel. Through this story, we see Leena navigate romantic relationships, figure out … Continue reading Anywhere Else by Kayla Hicks
4 out of 5 stars Liam’s Town was the first book I discovered through a writer’s lift on Twitter, and I’m really glad I found it. This YA book centers on Liam, who, like most fifteen-year-olds, lives in a world of his own. His world consists of working for his grandfather and spending as much … Continue reading Liam’s Town by Marissa Dike