fantasy · Romance · young adult

The Red Queen (1-3) by Victoria Aveyard

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace.… Continue reading The Red Queen (1-3) by Victoria Aveyard

fantasy · Feminism · Fiction · young adult

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals. Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Feminism · Fiction · Historical Fiction · young adult

The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

The darling of the Roman Empire is in for the fight of her life. Be brave, gladiatrix… And be wary. Once you win Caesar’s love, you’ll earn his enemies’ hate. Fallon was warned. Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar’s victorious gladiatrix. In this… Continue reading The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

Historical Fiction · young adult

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

Princess. Captive. Gladiator. Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar. When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle. Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager… Continue reading The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

contemporary · Romance · young adult

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.  Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. … Continue reading Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Classics · Fiction · young adult

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over. (Goodreads) Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Classics Pages: 320 (but I listened… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery