Genre: Young Adult

Book Review: Never Say Never b..

Posted 06/28/2022 by Charli in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Book Review: Never Say Never by Justine Manzano

Again, I’m not really a huge romance fan. Yes, I like the genre, I just tend to read other genres before I read romance. I’m really not a big fan of “YA Romance” – for some reason I just don’t care much for it. But Never Say Never? Yeah, I’m definitely a fan of this […]

Go the Distance by Jen Calonit..

Posted 05/15/2021 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Go the Distance by Jen Calonita

I am using a modified version of the CAWPILE rating system to do my review. If you’re curious about the CAWPILE system, check out this video by Book Roast! I’m going to be perfectly honest here – I’ve never watched Disney’s Hercules. Everything I know about it is from playing the first Kingdom Hearts game. […]

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K...

Posted 05/07/2020 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

TW: Abuse, Racism, Mommy Issues, Daddy Issues (I’m sorry it’s been a month since I listened to it, so if there are triggers I missed, I’m sorry.) Emergency Contact is the story of Penny and Sam. Neither of them is a particularly likable character. They are seriously messed up. But if I have to choose […]

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Posted 01/28/2020 by Charli in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Scythe by Neal Shusterman

When this was chosen as the book for the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club for December, I was a bit disappointed. Up until December, all of the books had been new releases, so it didn’t make sense to me for them to choose Scythe. Then I figured maybe they’d do all three from December […]

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Posted 08/09/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

I’ve been trying to read this book since I first downloaded it from NetGalley on May 1. The problem is, the book just doesn’t really hold my interest. The book is considered fantasy by many readers who’ve given it the genre of YA and Fantasy on Goodreads, but so far, there’s no reason to call […]

A Grimm Curse by Janna Jenning..

Posted 07/25/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
A Grimm Curse by Janna Jennings

Ok, I’m all for reimagined fairy tales. After all, just look at the reviews I’ve done for three of the Disney Twisted Tales books. I love a good reimagined fairy tale. Please note I said a good reimagined fairy tale. A Grimm Curse is not a good reimagined fairy tale. As a prequel, I honestly […]

Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll by..

Posted 07/24/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 1 Comment
Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

I don’t normally read middle grade fiction, but when a book is marketed as both middle grade and horror, I give it a read. I’m happy to say that Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll is a great example of both genres. Now you might be thinking “How scary can middle grade horror be?” and from […]

No Fences in Alaska by Glen So..

Posted 06/29/2019 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
No Fences in Alaska by Glen Sobey

For the love of all that is holy, get a box of tissues before you read this book. I’m not even kidding. You will need them, especially towards the end. Harper Lyons may not be your “typical” teenager, but I have to say, there were a few girls like her in my high school. Chases […]