The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill…

Pitcher Plant by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis When Tawny Ellis spots a fixer-upper on the Oregon coast, she and her husband jump at the chance to own a cottage near the beach. But as expensive repairs turn their dream home into a nightmare, their marriage unravels. And worse… the house is not quite vacant. Something in the house’s dark…

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a…

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never…

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here, and it can also be found in the menu bar. Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive,…

WHAT GOES UP by Katie Kennedy

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Rosa and Eddie are among hundreds of teens applying to NASA's mysterious Interworlds Agency. They're not exactly sure what the top-secret program entails, but they know they want in. Rosa has her brilliant parents' legacies to live up to, and Eddie has nowhere else to go--he's certainly not going to stick around…

Evermore by Alyson Noël

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school―but…