Book Recommendations & Co-Reviews

Every once in awhile, we love to gush about our favorite parts of shiny new novels. And sometimes we like to gush together!** (Updated regularly.)

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Landry Park - Bethany Hagen
Salvage (gif review / traditional review) - Alexandra Duncan
Side Effects May Vary - Julie Murphy
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkowski

45 Pounds (More or Less) - KA Barson
Across a Star-Swept Sea - Diana Peterfreund
Of Beast and Beauty - Stacey Jay
The Art of Wishing - Lindsay Ribar
The Burning Sky - Sherry Thomas
The Caged Graves - Dianne Salerni
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
The Theory of Everything - Kari Luna
This Song Will Save Your Life - Leila Sales
Unearthly - Cynthia Hand (trilogy recommendation)

Bitterblue - Kristin Cashore
Blood Red Road - Moira Young
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
Cold Kiss - Amy Garvey
Fat Kid Rules the World - KL Going
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
Fracture - Megan Miranda
Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters - Meredith Zeitlin
Glass Heart - Amy Garvey
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers
Jane - April Lindner
Prodigy - Marie Lu
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
Ten - Gretchen McNeil
The Crown of Embers - Rae Carson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
The Girls of No Return - Erin Saldin
The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
The Probability of Miracles - Wendy Wunder
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
This is Not a Test - Courtney Summers
Under the Never Sky - Veronica Rossi
What Happened to Goodbye - Sarah Dessen

All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin
Between - Jessica Warman
Between the Sea and Sky - Jaclyn Dolamore
Bloodlines - Richelle Mead
Bumped - Megan McCafferty
Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market (2012) - Chuck Sambuchino, ed.
Darkfall (The Healing Wars: Book 3) - Janice Hardy
Desires of the Dead - Kimberly Derting
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions - ed. by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
Forever - Maggie Stiefvater (reviewed by Edward Cullen and Jacob Black)
Girl Wonder - Alexa Martin
I Am Tama, Lucky Cat - Wendy Henrichs (picture book)
Identical - Ellen Hopkins
Karma - Cathy Ostlere
Legend - Marie Lu
Liesl and Po - Lauren Oliver
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Love is the Higher Law - David Levithan
Populazzi - Elise Allen
Red Glove - Holly Black
Second Sight - Cheryl B. Klein (non-fiction)
Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready
Shift - Jeri Smith-Ready
Shine - Lauren Myracle
The Eleventh Plague - Jeff Hirsch
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson
The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter
The Liar Society - Lisa and Laura Roecker
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson
The Predicteds - Christine Seifert
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Where She Went - Gayle Forman*
Wonderstruck - Brian Selznick

6 Middle Grade Mini Reviews
12 Mini Reviews
10 Mini Reviews

A Blue So Dark - Holly Schindler
Anna and the French Kiss Part 1, Part 2 - Stephanie Perkins*
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Blue Fire (The Healing Wars: Book 2) - Janice Hardy
Going Bovine - Libba Bray*
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else - Erin McCahan
Life As We Knew It  (trilogy) - Susan Beth Pfeffer*
Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
Linger - Maggie Stiefvater* (Plus, outtakes!)
Marcelo in the Real World - Francisco X Stork
Mostly Good Girls - Leila Sales
Nightshade - Andrea Cremer*
Paranormalcy - Kiersten White*
Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks - Lauren Myracle
The Dead and the Gone (trilogy) - Susan Beth Pfeffer*
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June -Robin Benway
The Maze Runner - James Dashner
The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff*
This World We Live In (trilogy) - Susan Beth Pfeffer*

Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater
Beastly - Alex Flinn
Cara Lockwood overview
Deadly Little Lies - Laurie Faria Stolarz*
How to be Bad - E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick*
Lament - Maggie Stiefvater
Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater*
Storm Glass - Maria V. Snyder
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting*
The Dark Divine - Bree Despain*
The Shifter (The Healing Wars: Book 1) - Janice Hardy
The Sweet Life of Stella Madison - Lara Zeises

* Co-Review or Quad-Review
** Because we're aspiring writers, there's no negative stuff posted here. If we find a book well worth reading, we'll tell you why we think so. This doesn't mean it's not flawed in small ways, but we focus on the awesome parts that caused us to strongly recommend it in the first place! For complete reviews, check out our fave book review blogs listed in the Recommended Blogs page!
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