Award/Honor Books, Romance, YA Fiction

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Grades 9-12
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Natasha is a girl who doesn’t believe in fate, only facts. She’s not the type of girl who pictured herself meeting a boy in New York City and falling in love with him. A boy, whose family is about to be deported to Jamaica, no less.

Daniel is a boy whose always been a good student and lived up to his parents’ high expectations and  is on the straight and narrow.

When Natasha and Daniel cross paths, however, everything stops them in their tracks and the only thing they see is each other. The two of them wonder what is to become of them and if the universe will allow their lives to intertwine.

The Sun Is Also A Star is a 2017 Prinz Honor book.

Nicola Yoon won the 2017 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.


Romance, Series, YA Fiction

The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot

Ages 14+


The latest in Cabot’s Boy series, this book follows the not-so-glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. A post on the Internet has destroyed his and his family’s name, and forces him to confront his past in order to move to his future. Reed has no choice when his siblings hire his ex-girlfriend Becky, who also happens to be a lawyer, to help save their parents. Will the entire ordeal prove to be disastrous? Or can the two of them find love again?


Road To Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell by Anne Edwards

Ages 14+

It is said that Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is semi-autobiographical, and that she based its main character, Scarlett O’Hara on herself. Road To Tara chronicles the life of Margaret, called Peggy by her close friends and family. Readers learn about her private life and how the legendary novel came to be. Lovers of Gone With the Wind will eat this one up!

Romance, YA Fiction

Forever, Again by Victoria Laurie

Grades 9-12

Lily is starting her junior year of high school as the “new kid.” She soon becomes friends with a boy named Cole who tells her about the thirty year old murder-suicide of a senior named Ben who also happened to be Cole’s uncle. The killer was Amber, Ben’s girlfriend. Lily feels a connection to Amber and has a feeling that there’s more to her story. She then embarks on a mission to investigate the truth about Cole’s death.

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Mystery, YA Fiction

Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

Grades 9-12

beautifulFrancesca and Mira Cillo drown themselves in a nearby lake. Their friend Ben finds a note that Mira left which sends him on a quest to find the seven places where they touched. Through his journey, Ben finds a secret that Mira and Francesca kept and realizes that some things are better left unsaid.

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Mystery

Good Behavior by Blake Crouch

Ages 18+


Letty Dobesh has just gotten out of prison and is already back to her old tricks. Then, while in the middle of a burglary at a luxury hotel, she overhears someone hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Not wanting to call the police, she steps in and gets herself dangerously involved with the man on her own. This book was made into an original TV series on TNT.

Thanks to for a review copy of this book.