book reviews by genre

Fantasy

Adult

The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken
Circe by Madeline Miller
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #1)
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #2)
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #3)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Witchmark by C.L. Polk

Young Adult

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (Dreamer Trilogy #1)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Simon Snow #1)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #1)
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #2)
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Grisha Trilogy (series review) by Leigh Bardugo
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #2)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #4)
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (Simon Snow #2)
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

Middle Grade

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1)
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale (Princess Academy #3)
Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #2)

 

Science Fiction

Adult

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Villains #2)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Villains #1)

Young Adult

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Disasters by M.K. England
Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward #1)
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward #2)
Wilder Girls by Rory Power

 

Historical Fiction

Adult

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clarke
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

Young Adult

All Out: the No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, edited by Saundra Mitchell
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray (Diviners #3)
Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #2)
The Diviners by Libba Bray (Diviners #1)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #1)
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (Diviners #2)
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Lovely War by Julie Berry
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick, and Alexis Deacon

 

Contemporary

Adult

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Young Adult

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
Bloom by Kevin Panetta, illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Nick & Charlie by Alice Oseman
Nothing Happened by Molly Booth
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
This Winter by Alice Oseman
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Middle Grade

To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

 

Nonfiction

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen
Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer