The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton is a story about fantasy, love, self-acceptance, and a grand adventure. In this dystopian society, Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. Belles control all beauty in the world of Orleans and it is the most important factor above everything. This lavish life of being a Belle isn’t enough for Camellia though.…

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

The novel Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen is a wonderful tale of adolescent adventure that effectively encompasses realistic worldly issues experienced by many and applies it to a set of unique characters that make the story increasingly entertaining. The premise of the novel being the search to find Richard Sloan’s best friend, Malley spirals…

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black tells the interesting story of a fantasy world that is defined by immortals ( a “fey’) and mortals (regular humans). The main characters are three sisters named Vivienne, Taryn, and Jude. Taryn and Jude are the two younger sisters that are fully mortal and that fact makes their lives…

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan is a hilarious book. It’s whole prank war plot really got me roped in. I liked how the humor in it also helped develop Max’s character. My favorite part of the book was when Max, Ellie, Kate (Malone), Tim (Adleta), and Wheeler pulled off their first caper in the…

The Bang by Barry Lyga

“The Bang” by Barry Lyga is a excellent novel and ones of the best that I’ve read to date. In the book Sebastian accidently shot and killed his sister at four years old. 10 years later he still struggles with the guilt and is learning to cope with the incident that was truly a mistake…