young adult book list

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.

That’s how long recovering addict Sophie’s been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for an addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the killer—but can she track them down before they come for her?

Keep reading


13 New Standalone Young Adult Novels Releasing Today! (August 8, 2017)

  1. League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
  2. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
  3. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  4. This is Not the End by Chandler Baker
  5. The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian
  6. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  7. In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
  8. Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White
  9. Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge & Carri DuBois-Shaw
  10. Spellbook for the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Not Pictured: 

  1. The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride
  2. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  3. Bad Girl Gone by Temple Matthews

Will you be checking out any of these titles? 

Happy reading!

*Added a few more titles so this is the most up-to-date list*

YA Reads Featuring Korean and Korean-American Protagonists Written by Korean-American Authors 

1. Good Enough by Paula Yoo - Getting 100% on the SATs, or getting a date with a cute trumpet player? Scoring top honors in youth orchestra, or scoring tickets to a punk rock concert? Following your parents’ dreams to an Ivy league college, or following your heart? It’s senior year, and Patti Yoon is about to find out what it really takes to be good enough!

2. Since You Asked by Maurene Goo - No, no one asked, but Holly Kim will tell you what she thinks anyway. Fifteen-year-old Holly Kim is the copyeditor for her high school’s newspaper. When she accidentally submits an article that rips everyone to shreds, she gets her own column and rants her way through the school year. Can she survive homecoming, mean-girl cliques, jocks, secret admirers, Valentine’s Day, and other high school embarrassments, all while struggling to balance her family’s traditional Korean values?

3. Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian - Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls, Kat, Lilia, and Mary, secretly plotting revenge. None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible. With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

4. Fire with Fire  (Burn for Burn #2) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian - Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance. Not even close. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn. It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn…

5. Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian - Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to Rennie. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn’t left with Reeve… If Kat had only stayed with Rennie… Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same. Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes? 

6. The Fold by An Na - Joyce never used to care that much about how she looked, but that was before she met JFK—John Ford Kang, the most gorgeous guy in school. And it doesn’t help that she’s constantly being compared to her beautiful older sister, Helen. Then her rich plastic-surgery-addict aunt offers Joyce a gift to “fix” a part of herself she’d never realized needed fixing—her eyes. Joyce has heard of the fold surgery—a common procedure meant to make Asian women’s eyes seem “prettier” and more “American”—but she’s not sure she wants to go through with it. Her friend Gina can’t believe she isn’t thrilled. After all, the plastic surgeon has shown Joyce that her new eyes will make her look just like Helen—but is that necessarily a good thing?

7. Wait for Me by An Na - Mina is the perfect daughter. Bound for Harvard, she’s Honor Society president and a straight-A student, even as she works at her family’s dry-cleaning store and helps care for her hearing impaired little sister. On the outside, Mina does everything right. On the inside, Mina knows the truth. Her life is a lie. Then, the summer before her senior year, Mina meets someone to whom she cannot lie. Ysrael, a young migrant worker who dreams of becoming a musician, comes to work for her family, and asks Mina the one question that scares her the most. What does she want?

8. Girls For Breakfast by David Yoo - Nick Park loves girls. Drumstick legs, cherry-colored lips, dumpling cheeks…everything about them he wants to eat up. But he’s dateless and has been since he discovered girls in the third grade, and he’s convinced himself that this is solely based on the fact that he’s the only Korean American teenager in Renfield—the fifth richest (and WASPiest) town in Connecticut. In Nick’s mind, he sticks out like a banana in a wheat field. And now it’s time for him to figure it out once and for all. Is it all in his head or are his suspicions that his heritage is keeping him from a triumphant boob fest true?

9. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before by David Yoo - If Albert Kim has learned one thing in his tragic adolescence, it’s that God (probably a sadistic teenaged alien) does not want him to succeed at Bern High.  By the end of sophomore year, Al is tired of humiliation that he's chosen to just forget girls and high school society in general, and enjoy the Zen-like detachment that comes from being an intentional loser. Then he meets Mia Stone, and all the repressed hormones start flooding back. Mia, his co-worker at the Bern Inn, is adorable, popular, and most intimidatingly, the ex-long term girlfriend of Ivy-bound, muscle-bound king of BHS and world class jerk, Ryan Stackhouse. But chalk it up to the magic of Al’s inner beauty. 

10. Necessary Roughness by Marie G. Lee - Chan Jung Kim has always been popular. But that was when he lived in L.A. and was the star of his soccer team. Now his family’s moved—to a tiny town in Minnesota, where football’s the name of the game and nobody has ever seen an Asian American family before. Desperate to fit in, Chan throws himself into the game—but he feels like an outsider. For the first time in his life, he finds himself thinking about what it really means to be Korean—and what is really important.

11. Finding My Voice by Marie G. Lee - The only Asian in a small American high school, Ellen Sung looks forward to spending time with schoolmates, finding a boyfriend, and getting into the college of her choice, but must contend with racism.

12. Saying Goodbye by Marie G. Lee - In this sequel to FINDING MY VOICE, Ellen Sung arrives at Harvard for her freshman year. There she begins to explore her independence by taking a creative writing course in addition to her pre-med classes, finding a new boyfriend, a Korean-American, and becoming close friends with her African-American roommate.

13. Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Hyul Choi - It is 1945, and courageous ten-year-old Sookan and her family must endure the cruelties of the Japanese military occupying Korea.  Police captain Narita does his best to destroy everything of value to the family, but he cannot break their spirit.  Sookan’s father is with the resistance movement in Manchuria and her older brothers have been sent away to labor camps.  Her mother is forced to supervise a sock factory and Sookan herself must wear a uniform and attend a Japanese school. Then the war ends.  Out come the colorful Korean silks and bags of white rice.  But Communist Russian troops have taken control of North Korea and once again the family is suppressed.  Sookan and her family know their only hope for freedom lies in a dangerous escape to American-controlled South Korea.

14. Echoes of the White Giraffe by Sook Hyul Choi - Sookan, the unforgettable heroine of Year of Impossible Goodbyes, is now fifteen years old and a refugee in Pusan, a city in a southern province of Korea. The Korean War is raging, and she once again has been separated from her father and brothers. Anxiously awaiting any news of them, Sookan imagines a time when she can return to a normal life in Seoul. In the meantime, though she often feels sad, alone, and scared, she finds solace in a forbidden friendship and from the mysterious “shouting poet” who offers her and her fellow refugees inspiration each morning.

15. Gathering of Pearls by Sook Hyul Choi - As Sookan Bak, the heroine of Year of Impossible Goodbyes and Echoes of the White Giraffe, travels the long distance between Seoul, Korea, and New York City, she is consumed by questions about her future. What will her life in America be like? Will she be able to communicate and fit in? Will she do well in her studies? And has she been selfish in her decision to leave her family and pursue her own dreams? Here is the compelling, often surprising story of Sookan’s first year in a very foreign country—a joyful, overwhelming, and exhilarating time.

16. Prophecy (Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh - Kira is only female in the king’s army, and she’s also the prince’s bodyguard. A demon slayer and an outcast, she’s hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King’s prophecy, but the legendary lost ruby treasure just might be the true key to victory. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, an evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost, while raising a prince into a kin

17. Warrior (Dragon King Chronicles #2) by Ellen Oh - Kira has valiantly protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—and is certain she will find the second treasure needed to fulfill the Dragon King’s prophecy. Warrior boasts a strong female hero, romantic intrigue, and mythical creatures such as a nine-tailed fox demon, a goblin army, and a hungry dragon with a snarky attitude.

18. Somebody’s Daughter by Marie Myung-Ok Lee - Somebody’s Daughter is the story of 19-year-old Sarah Thorson, who was adopted as a baby by a Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After dropping out of college, she decides to study in Korea and becomes more and more intrigued by her Korean heritage, eventually embarking on a crusade to find her birth mother. Paralleling Sarah’s story is that of Kyung-Sook, who was forced by difficult circumstances to let her baby be swept away from her immediately after birth, but who has always longed for her lost child

19. Good as Lily by Derek Kirk Kim - What would you do if versions of yourself at 6, 29, and 70 became a part of your already awkward high-school life? Grace Kwon is about to find out the hard way after she breaks a haunted pinata on her 19th birthday and her “other selves” appear. But it just may be the dark secret she’s kept hidden about her younger sister, Lily, that stands between Grace and her past, present, and future

20. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han - What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.


New YA Releases Coming Out Today! (August 29, 2017)

 New Releases (not sequels)

  1. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Kasoulis
  2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  3. You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
  4. The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
  5. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  6. Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab
  7. Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

New Series Releases

  1. The Broken World (Marked Girl #2) by Lindsey Klingele
  2. The Dazzling Heights (Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee
  3. The Keep of Ages (The Vault of Dreamers #3) by Caragh M. O’Brien 
  4. Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4) by Romina Russell (Not Pictured)
  5. Here Skies Surround Us (There Once Were Stars #2) by Melanie McFarlane (Not Pictured)

Do you know of any other books releasing today? Will you be checking out any of these books? 

Happy reading!

Пополнила свою коллекцию книжных закладок вот этими красавицами 😍
Время, потраченное на них в фотошопе, стоило полученного результата.

А вообще у меня столько идей для закладок, что у меня просто книг на каждую из них не хватит xD
Хотя эту проблему можно решить, покупая больше книг. Но что-то подсказывает мне, что это не лучшая идея))

- “A List of Cages” Robin Roe
- “Король воронов” Мэгги Стивотер
- “Шестерка воронов” Ли Бардуго

Getting smacked in the face with a Harry Potter book does not qualify as a fight,” Charlie says.
 "First of all, it wasn’t just any Harry Potter book. It was Order of the Phoenix.“
 Matt gasps. He knows that Order of the Phoenix is the longest and most potentially dangerous of all the Harry Potter books when used as a weapon.
—  Robin Roe // A List of Cages

5 Young Adult Books Releasing July 18, 2017!

(I like the idea of doing this every Tuesday–let me know if you want it to be a weekly feature!)

Do you plan on reading any of these?

  1. The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
  2. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
  3. What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy
  4. No Good Deed by Kara Connolly
  5. Witchtown by Cory Putman Oakes

Happy reading!

March 2017 Wrap Up!

I’ve been horrible this year with keeping up with reviews and sharing my thoughts on books I’ve read. This is something new I’m going to try this month, just to see if it’s something I might do for future wrap ups!

This month I read 5 (one of which was part of a omnibus and isn’t pictured) physical books, 6 ebooks, and 1 graphic novel. 

Let me know if you’ve read any of these and what you thought!

Friend me on Goodreads here to see what I’m reading!

Geekerella by Ashley Poston was incredible and completely geeky.  I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review and you can check out my Goodreads review here. I completely recommend this one! 5/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Royally Matched by Emma Chase is the second adult romance book in a companion series. I’m a sucker for Emma Chase and her first book in this series, Royally Screwed, was just as fun! She’s a Rom-Com queen. 5/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato was my only thumbs down of the month (and probably one of my biggest disappointing books of 2017). I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here (beware, it is a rant review). 1/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

100 Hours by Rachel Vincent is a YA Thriller with characters you love to hate. What I liked was how they grew from annoying teenagers to people who want nothing but to survive their horrible fate. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Huck by Mark Millar is a graphic novel I had no idea existed. I’m a huge Millar fan and when I saw his name, I immediately wanted to read it. This was a quick read and very different from Millar’s other work, since Huck is basically a gentle giant and his other characters are often bathed in blood. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

I have the whole Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine in four omnibuses and though I’d read the first book, Glass Houses, years ago, I had a weird urge to read it again and finish up the series. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to reading the next few in the series! Have any of you read it? 4/5 Stars

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty was a surprise for me. I am currently really enjoying the HBO television show and I was way too impatient to find out if several of my theories were correct, so of course, I picked up the book. Quickly paced and slightly addicting, Moriarty’s novel does not disappoint. 5/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West is one of those books that reminds me why I’m such a sucker for YA Contemporary Romance. This was so cute and such a quick read that I couldn’t put it down. I may or may not have binged this in the span of twenty-four hours. Oops. 5/5 Stars. 

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno had me skeptical from the moment I saw it on Edelweiss. I disliked her last book, so I went in with absolutely no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. With a late 90′s setting, Cotugno explores the controversial world of pop groups just before Y2K. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here. 4/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant was a fun read that was surprisingly mature. Though there were a few little things that bugged me, I did enjoy this for the most part. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review, which you can read here. 3/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

When It’s Real by Erin Watt was one of my highly anticipated older YA contemporary romance reads because I loved the first two books in Watt’s previous series. Though this wasn’t a favourite, it was definitely a lot of fun and binge worthy. I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 Stars.

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett was the last book I read this month and what a way to end March! This was a GREAT YA contemporary romance that does truly take the iconic film You’ve Got Mail and translates it into an (older) teen read. I absolutely adored this book and I think Bennett is an author to watch out for in the future. I may or may not have gushed to my best friends about this one (and they may or may not want to buy it now). 5/5 Stars. 

Add it to your Goodreads tbr here.

Happy reading!

P.S. What did you guys read this month and what do you think? Should I do this every month?