Tag Archives: Young Adult

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart


16102490Title: How to Repair a Mechanical Heart 
Author: J.C. Lillis
Cover Artist: ?
Publisher: Self-Published
Buy Links: Amazon
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary;
Length: Novel (255 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by LenaLena

Review Summary: This road trip to self-acceptance set in the world of Fandom is a must read. Even if you never read YA.

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Title: Normal?
Author: Stephen J. Mulrooney
Cover Artist: Jamie RIch and Antonio Miras Neira
Publisher: Smashwords
Buy Link:  Normal?, Smashwords
Genre: Young Adult m/m
Length: Novel
Rating: 2.5 stars

A Guest Review by Sammy


Review Summary: A boy’s journey into manhood and the family who ushered him along his path.

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Monster Town


monstertown185Title: Monster Town
Author: Dakota Chase
Cover Artist: BS Clay
Publisher: PRIZM/Torquere
Buy Link:Monster Town
Publisher Buy Link Monster Town
Genre: YA paranormal
Length: 67 pages/18500
Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Cryselle

Review Summary: Cute story in a Hardy Boys hang with werewolves way. Continue reading

The Culling


The Culling
Title: The Culling (The Torch Keeper 1)
Author: Steven dos Santos
Cover Art: Chris Nurse/Debut Art Ltd.
Publisher: Flux
Buy Link: The Culling (The Torch Keeper)
Genre: GLBT YA Dystopian
Length: Novel/432 pages/approx. 90,000 words
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

A guest review by LadyM

Review summary: Exceptional debut novel – a truly disturbing dystopian future with compelling characters that will break your heart.

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TapestryLGTitle: Tapestry
Author: Hallie Burton
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Buy Link: Amazon, Publisher
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Length: 276 pages
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Shy

Review Summary: Consistent world-building, young yet mature characters, and hilarious dialogue. A breath of fresh air. Continue reading

Vampirism and You!


vampirismandyou185Title: Vampirism and You! A Beginner’s Guide to the Change
Author: Missouri Dalton
Cover Artist: BSClay
Publisher: PRIZM Books
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Genre: young adult, paranormal
Length: novella 199 pages
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Larissa

Review Summary: A dark, edgy and humorous story that started out good but became a shallow story with dark undertones.

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Beggars and Choosers


BeggarsandChoosersTitle: Beggars and Choosers
Author: Mia Kerick
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Buy Link: Amazon
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel (284 pages)
Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by jeayci

Review Summary: I’m in a minority that disliked this book, but disjointed narrative, strong dialect, Big Misunderstanding, and lots of unlikable characters made this story difficult for me to read.

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The Triathlete


Title: The Triathlete
Author: Ascher Halden
Cover artist: n/a
Publisher: MEZ9 Lit
Amazon Buy Link:The Triathlete
Genre: YA gay fiction
Length: 446 pages
Rating. 4.5 stars out of 5

A  guest review by Sirius.

Summary: The young protagonist in this book has to deal with poverty, bullying, realizing that he is gay. This was not an easy read, but I thought that the ending was extremely rewarding.

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Gives Light


Title: Gives Light (Gives Light series)
Author: Rose Christo
Cover artist: n/a
Publisher: Self
Amazon Buy Link:Gives Light (Gives Light Series)
Genre: YA romance
Length: 315 pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Sirius

Summary:  A memorable narrator and great writing made for a fantastic read for me.

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Another Dumb Jock


Title: Another Dumb Jock (Dumb Jock #2)
Author: Jeff Erno
Cover Artist: n/a
Publisher: Self-Published
Amazon Buy Link
Genre: YA/Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (142 pages)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn

One Sentence Review: A good second installment to the series that focuses on relationships between jock and geek teens

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From Darkness to Darkness


Title: From Darkness to Darkness
Author: Jay Bell
Cover Artist: Andreas Bell
Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books
Buy Link: From Darkness to Darkness (Loka Legends)
Genre: M/M Fantasy YA romance
Length: 258 Pdf pages
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

A guest review by Jenre

Summary review: The quality writing shown in the first book in the Loka Legends series continues with this fantastic, action packed story with a core of bittersweet emotion.

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