- A Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman (featured here)
- All the Rage by Courtney Summer (featured here) Summer's books are always gritty and tough.
- The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathyrn Holmes (featured here)
A good survival book.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (audio) (featured here) Finally joining the Throne of Glass party.
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (book club) My first Sanderson. I know.
- The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (featured here) A dethroned queen, a spy, a stuck-up prince, a handsome guard, a masked vigilante.
- Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby (featured here)
- Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff (featured here) A great debut about a teen whose best friend commits suicide.
- Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick (featured here)
- The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (audio) (featured here) What an interesting fantasy setting. And the audio version is great. Loved the reader.
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (featured here) Best Red Riding Hood retelling I've ever read. I gave it 5-stars.
- The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris (featured here) Love romances that navigate that tricky bridge from friends to more-than-friends.
- Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos I loved this Project Runway-inspired dystopia.
- Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (featured here) The beautiful cover houses an equally lovely interior.
- Illusionarium by Heather Dixon (featured here) It was worth the 4-year wait for Dixon's second novel.
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (audio) (featured here) Loved the dark and violent Ancient Rome-inspired setting.
- Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (featured here) A stunning book about mental illness.
- Maphead by Ken Jennings (audio) (book club) After finishing this book I started playing geography trivia games.
- Time's Edge by Rysa Walker (audio) (featured here) Wow. So intense. I am on pins and needles waiting for book 3.
- Tiny, Pretty Thing by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (featured here) I have mixed feeling about this one. So cutthroat and lots of classic ballet stereotypes.
- Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
- 84 Ribbons by Paddy Eger (featured here) The life of a ballerina in 1957. Compelling plot but stilted dialog. Still, I kind of want to know what happens next.
- Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard (featured here) The Phantom of the Opera in a ballet setting works really well.
- The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (featured here) Every Kasie West novel is an absolute delight.
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (featured here)
- The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman A world where spells can solve your problems but not without side effects.
- Remember by Eileen Cook Truly some of the worst parents in all of YA.
- The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst (featured here) This time travel novel has some pacing issues, but I liked the futuristic Denver setting.
- The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (audio) (book club) The story of the rowing team that won in the Olympics in 1936 is 5-stars good.
- Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (featured here) Extraordinary Means is extraordinarily beautiful.
- The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (featured here) Disappointed by this one. I thought it was kind of boring.
- Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (featured here) Absolute perfection. A kidnapped boy returns home. The girl next door. And surfing.
- 99 Days by Katie Cotugno (featured here) A summer with the two boys she hoped to never see again.