YA Fiction

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Grades 9 – 12

Broken Beautiful Hearts

Peyton was a star soccer player with a scholarship in reach, and a boyfriend named Reed she adored. Now she has a torn knee ligament and her life doesn’t seem so perfect anymore. The catch? Reed pushed her down the stairs, causing her injury, but no one believes her. Enter Owen, a classmate of Peyton’s who is also a local MMA fighter. She begins to have feelings for him, but is determined to repress them. She wants to move on from her past, but will she find the strength to do so?

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Grades 9 – 12

Everywhere You Want to Be

I couldn’t put this book down! Matilda (Tilly) Castillo has temporarily moved to New York for the summer to partake in a contemporary dance competition led by a famous dancer, with dreams of making a career out of dancing. The problem is that Tilly’s mom is expecting her to attend Georgetown in the fall. Full of drama between her new nemesis and dance teammate Sabrina and love she never expected to find, Everywhere You Want to Be is a true winner! Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

LGBTQIA, Romance, YA Fiction

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Two boys meet at a post office where one of them is attempting to mail a box full of his ex-boyfriend’s things. However, neither ask the other’s name, and they both decide they find each other attractive enough to go on a search and meet up again. But what if they can’t find each other? What if it doesn’t work out? Or what if it’s meant to be? This is a love story of epic proportions that you’d only expect from an Abertalli-Silvera collab that’s not to be missed! 

Romance, YA Fiction

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Grades 9 – 12

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Quinn’s best friend Lynn died in a car crash that she feels responsible for, and feels she should be punished for it. She is eager to get away from her hometown for awhile, and stay with her aunt Annie, whom she affectionately called Antsie, on the Jersey shore for the summer. There she meets Malcolm, a musician who has been dealing with his own issues. Nevertheless, she feels herself falling for him, and wonders if this is the new beginning she’s been looking for all along.

Romance, YA Fiction

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Grades 9 – 12

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Addie is in Ireland for her aunt’s destination wedding. She’s trying to leave her mistakes back home, although it seems her family is making this impossible. Then she comes upon a guidebook called Ireland for the Heartbroken. She takes this as a sign, and follows the book’s advice: she starts on a journey of her own, taking a self-tour of Ireland. Will this be the cure she needs to help her turn things around for the better?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

YA Fiction

Rebel With a Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring

Grades 9 – 12

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Jess Jones is bold, single and overweight, and she doesn’t apologize for any of it. She is who she is, and is fine with the way things are. She begins to think differently, however, when Own Clothes Day happens at school. She is used to wearing a uniform every day, and now she feels pressured into wearing the perfect thing to school. To make things worse, she splits her leggings and someone calls her fat, which has never bothered her before that moment. It is then that she realizes that she may have been too comfortable with herself, and now she has to figure out what to do about it.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.