book reviews by rating

5

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Carls #1)
Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden
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)
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1)
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #1)
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Heartstopper Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
Loveless by Alice Oseman
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #1)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #4)
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

4.5

All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #1)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #2)
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (Brown Sisters #1)
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #1)
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions #1)
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara
A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions #2)
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward #1)
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Brown Sisters #2)
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #2)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Villains #1)
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (Simon Snow #2)
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

4

All Out: the No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, edited by Saundra Mitchell
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green (Carls #2)
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clarke
Bloom by Kevin Panetta, illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #2)
Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu
Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu
Circe by Madeline Miller
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
The Disasters by M.K. England
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #1)
The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale (Princess Academy #3)
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Lovely War by Julie Berry
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Nothing Happened by Molly Booth
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #2)
Persephone by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev (The Rajes #1)
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #2)
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev (The Rajes #2)
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth Trilogy #3)
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (Monsters of Verity #1)
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick, and Alexis Deacon
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Villains #2)
We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

3.5

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #3)
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe
Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Well Met by Jen DeLuca

3

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise by Gene Luen Yang
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray (Diviners #3)
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The Grisha Trilogy (series review) by Leigh Bardugo
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (Diviners #2)
The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Out Now: Queer We Go Again, edited by Saundra Mitchell
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward #2)
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
Witchmark by C.L. Polk

2.5

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

2

The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #2)
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

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Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen