Fiction, Young Adult

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

“Wars are won by heads not hearts.”  audiobook Synopsis It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times,… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Fiction, Young Adult

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”  audiobook Synopsis This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know… Continue reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Fiction, Young Adult

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

"we are only human, a condition of perpetual uncertainty and failure" paperback copy Synopsis Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls--a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place--Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a… Continue reading The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Fiction, Young Adult

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.” Synopsis Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world… Continue reading We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Young Adult

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark #1,#2, & #3 by Alvin Schwartz

"In the dark and the gloom, it is easy for someone listening to imagine all sorts of strange and scary things."   Synopsis This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. Review So these collections… Continue reading Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark #1,#2, & #3 by Alvin Schwartz

Young Adult

After The Green Withered by Kristin Ward

I fear that the moment I see these traitors as less than human, is when I loose myself entirely. Synopsis They tell me the country looked different back then. They talk of open borders and flowing rivers. They say the world was green. But drought swept across the globe and the United States of the… Continue reading After The Green Withered by Kristin Ward

Fiction, Young Adult

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.” Ok so I got back to the world of Peculiar and it was quite an adventure. Only one mission the peculiar children were focused on in this novel and that was to help Miss Peregrine. It's a… Continue reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Young Adult

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz (an ARC review)

Hello everyone! I was given an arc e-book of the novel Salt from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. That being said let me begin. Synopsis: Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat… Continue reading Salt by Hannah Moskowitz (an ARC review)

Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Hey there my fellow readers! I just happened to finish listening to the audiobook of Sadie by Courtney Summers and wow. This audiobook took me about mmm let's say 3 days to finish. I'll say more on my thoughts below. So let's gets started.   Synopsis: Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on… Continue reading Sadie by Courtney Summers

Children's Book, Fiction, Young Adult

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. It's a hot one today here in Chicago. Gonna mainly spend the day in the pool with my boys. They love it, I however, am the opposite. I get a bit cranky with the heat even if I'm cooling myself with water. (sigh*) The things I… Continue reading Coraline by Neil Gaiman