ARC Review: Mirage by Tracy Clark

Mirage

My feelings about this book are complicated because while I thoroughly enjoyed it, Mirage walks a thin line between dealing with mental health and being a thriller and the two don’t overlap in a way which allows both things to be explored and established completely. What the book does do well is teenagers. Teens who […]

ARC Review: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

You know me well

You Know Me Well is an incredibly well-written feel-good book that doesn’t hold up as well when you start examining some of the finer threads that make up the novel. Never-the-less, it moved me and made me feel lots of mushy gushy things. One of the finer threads I am referring to is the way […]

Top Ten Things John Corey Whaley Cannot Live Without

Highly Illogical Behavior

The Social Potato welcomes John Corey Whaley to the bLoG I heard many amazing things about Where Things Come Back so when I heard about Highly Illogical Behavior, I knew I needed it in my life. Boy was I right. Highly Illogical Behavior is a phenomenal novel that explores mental illness in a way that doesn’t gloss over how […]

Book Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Summer Skin

Self-aware, confident, and sexy – it’s little wonder that Summer Skin is making waves amongst the blogging circle. The book offers a realistic take on gender inequality and the dilemmas faced by those on the cusp of adulthood. Jess shines as a heroine – she’s flawed and unapologetic, but she’s also incredibly sympathetic. As the […]

[Blog Tour] Review: A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

A totally awkward love story

Reasons you need this book 1. It is FUCKING HILARIOUS. It’s also just got a very different sense of humor found in American YA novels. The straight-forward, British humor made me LOL a lot. Also British humor in general is pretty great. Lots of LOLs to be had.  2. It is Sex-positive. It isn’t just […]

ARC Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe is a clear indication of how much Paula Stokes has grown as an author since The Art of Lainey came out. I really liked The Art of Lainey and I loved Liars, Inc but Girl Against the Universe was a phenomenal novel and one I am proud to claim as a favorite […]

ARC Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Exit, Purused by a Bear

This was not my first book by Johnston. I read A Thousand Nights last year and even though I didn’t love it, I fell in love with the author’s writing style so when I heard about this book, I KNEW I WANTED to read it. Little did I know at that time that it was […]

[Blog Tour]Review: Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz

Up From the Sea

I’ve been doing this thing over the past couple years where if I read a narrative told in a series of poems, I usually attempt to write a review in a similar way. Here goes nothing! Flipping through the pages. My heart racing, hoping Kai will survive. Hoping I will survive. Coping seems hard and […]