Is Scott Bergstrom’s debut YA novel The Cruelty greater than the sum of its controversial parts? We cut through the hype to so see whether or not this is a book worth reading.
We picked up this pretty ARC at ALA over the summer and have been wondering about this one ever since. I wanted to find out why someone wanted to insert herself into the investigation of a missing person she never knew. Was this a mystery? A paranormal? Find out more after the jump.
We all know Stacey Lee’s historical YAnovels, Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon. If you’re not familiar, I strongly urge to get familiar ASAP. You’re missing out! She knows how to build strong characterizations and friendships. Her level of research is astounding and she expertly implements tidbits of historical data to make a realistic backdrop for her characters. So, what happens when Stacey Lee writes her first contemporary novel? Find out after the jump.
Five handsome, privileged best friends go on a hunting trip. Four return. Was it an accident? Was it murder? And who pulled the trigger? Be sure you have the day clear because once you start THIS IS OUR STORY, you won’t be able to put it down. Continue reading “First Reads Friday: This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston”
Nicola Yoon caught our attention with her first novel, Everything, Everything. Since then, that novel has been purchased by MGM and is currently in production as a major motion picture starring the newly minted Queen of YA, Amandla Stenberg as Maddie. We received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher and review it after the jump.