Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Posted February 22, 2017 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 1 Comment
Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Talley hit my radar with her amazing novel Lies We Tell Ourselves back in 2014. Since her debut novel, I’ve kept an eye out for her books, which seem to focus on diversity and pro-GLBTA characters and social inclusion plots. In her 4th novel, Talley explores the life of a black teenage girl examining her own sexuality while testing the bounds of her own world, fitting into all of the spaces of her life. Talley pushes below the surface to dive further into other social issues, reflecting back to her first novel set up. What I Enjoyed Tackling and discussing stereotypes in the novel more »

Book Review: Nowhere But Here

Posted August 12, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 1 Comment
Book Review: Nowhere But Here

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: THE THUNDER ROAD SERIES IS NOW MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE NEW ADULT SERIES To be honest, I was quite dubious about reading this book because me and New Adult genres usually don’t get along well. BUT OH MY GOD, THIS BOOK IS FREAKING FANTASTIC. And Oz is hella sexy. Though, I have to admit that I was quite intrigued by the motorcycle club part, because not gonna lie, I actually had the same opinions about them as the other characters in the book did. I thought this book would have a lot of slang, and yknow, those typical biker-gangsta more »

Book Review: What We Left Behind

Posted November 5, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 2 Comments
Book Review: What We Left Behind

After reading her debut novel Lies We Tell Ourselves, Talley made my list of autobuy authors. This new author came across as someone whom kept her integrity intact while telling her story, not matter the intensity of the situation. One of my favorite book memories came from meeting her at BEA in 2014. She stated that while she was writing Lies We Tell Ourselves, she confessed that at times, her hands were shaking because of the severity of the context of the novel. I was completely inspired by her words and her quote.  How great was this to discover that there more »

Epic Recs Review (June): Poison Study

Posted July 6, 2015 by Pixie in book review, epic recs, Pixie / 5 Comments
Epic Recs Review (June): Poison Study

Okay, so I realize this is not June anymore. I fell slightly behind on my reading schedule the last month or so and I’m still playing catch-up. Haha. Let’s just pretend for a moment that June got an extra few days, and I’m sharing my Epic Recs review right before July really kicks off for everyone. 😉 Poison Study! Finally, right?! I love, love, love Maria V. Snyder. I think my first experience with her work was the Touch of Power series–which I fell madly in OBSESSION with–over the last few years, and I’d been wanting to get around to more »

Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted June 25, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 1 Comment
Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves

There are rare moments in a reader’s life when you pick up a book and it impacts you in ways that words can’t even begin to describe what you’re left feeling at the end. The emotion I still have from Lies We Tell Ourselves is a huge chaotic thunderstorm inside my head. Where do I begin? I’ll admit that before I started reading, I didn’t know what to expect. So I didn’t take it too seriously at first. I thought it was going to be another quick read. I knew absolutely nothing about it other than it was a historical set more »

Book Review: Captive

Posted November 16, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 2 Comments
Book Review: Captive

It is the most frustrating thing in the world when you have an amazing story wrapped around a dumbass of a protagonist. Seriously. I loved this book. I still do love this trilogy. I am invested in the characters, even the protagonist to some degree, and the author is a master at pacing her novels. But I have to talk about Kitty/Lila. Because she is the reason this book is sitting at 3.5 stars and not 4.5. It is all her fault. I wrote the following immediately upon finishing the book. This is important to note as it’s pretty incoherent. more »