Reviews - Young Adult / New Adult

PARANORMAL:  Despite having to give up everything, including her immortal soul, Almana leaves the heavens for Alexa and the hope she clings to, even as they are surrounded by chaos and evil. Almana returns from the abyss plagued with visions of an impending attack on their community and the pressure is on to unite with neighboring communities.

HISTORICAL:  In 1861 Tennessee, few white folks would side with the Union as the Civil War begins. When Adam Brown’s father dies fighting for the Union and he is left to defend his mother and sister, the war seems even more pointless.

Set against a steampunk backdrop, “Wicked Treasure” dishes up a political drama that emerges in the midst of people with paranormal abilities: a fortune teller, an asylum patient who can see the future, a couple who can see and raise the dead. Just another day in the life for Clark and Amethyst.

The Girl Before
Cassandra
Jamison

SUSPENSE/THRILLER:  Growing up in the foster care system, Miley is used to new and strange places, but her new foster parents might be some of the strangest. A house full of porcelain dolls and a locked basement she is forbidden to enter are just the tip of the iceberg. It doesn’t take Miley long to make enemies in her new town, and soon she is getting in fights and causing problems.

Halcyon: A Sentinel Novel
Caroline Akervik,
Ruth Rankin

SCI-FI:  Hailey is the new girl at University School, the high school she has been dragged to for her parents’ work. She is striving hard to fit in with the popular crowd, trying not to commit social suicide and become an outcast. To accomplish that goal, she hangs out with Chelsea and Preston—the rulers of the school’s social order.

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