Malagash by Joey Comeau

Sunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She’s started recording everything her father says. His … Continue reading Malagash by Joey Comeau

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The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

4/5 stars. Dystopian, Young Adults, Aliens. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn't know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.  Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.  Until a human … Continue reading The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

3/5 stars. Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Genetic Alterations Anna is homeschooled and lives with her father. They live and work at a small farmhouse in the country, one that is bigger than it appears from the outside. There is a lab in the basement with four genetically altered men - Sam, the leader who … Continue reading Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

4/5 stars. Young Adult, Contemporary, Bullying, Audiobook. Sugar likes sweets and that is where her nickname comes from. She enjoys the rush from the sugar and used eating to cope, to fill some void inside of her that isn't hunger, but something else. With her diabetic mother trapped in bed because she is too heavy … Continue reading Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

4/5 stars. Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of the fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at the stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Louna knows a lot about weddings - but not so much about love. After many summers working at her mother's wedding planning business, Louna has seen every sort of wedding, from informal on the beach to elegant in historic mansions. She's handled all kinds of crises: AWOL brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids, controlling grooms. And she's seen … Continue reading Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The United Commonwealth reviews the achievements of yearly graduates in all of its eighteen colonies. Top students are brought to Tosu City for testing to attend the University and become future leaders of the Commonwealth. Question One: What makes an ideal testing candidate? Cia vale, of the Five Lakes Colony, is an exemplar of the … Continue reading The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau