“The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare

Title: “The Mortal Instruments” Series Author: Cassandra Clare Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Genres: Fantasy, YA Fiction, Urban Fantasy In-Series/Stand Alone: Series of 6 novels Rating: ★★★★★★ Intro: When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings….

3 Winters Ago.

3 winters ago All I can remember is being Anchored to my bed, unable to move Unable to do anything but lie there and stare up at the ceiling As if staring at it long enough would help me forget Everything I let myself drown in sadness Longing to be held, touched, loved To be…

Stories.

If you’re reading this If you’re still alive, still breathing Then there’s hope for you Your story is not finished It’s nowhere close to being done So, my dear, pick up your pen again, and keep writing For you have so much waiting ahead of you You have yet to experience And maybe there are…

“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★ Intro: A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life – and she’s really good at…

“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Eleanor & Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★ Intro: Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park……

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

  Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Author: Stephen Chbosky Published by: Pocket Books Genres: Young Adult, Epistolary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★ Intro: Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between…

“My Life Next Door” by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Title: My Life Next Door Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group Genres: Young Adult Romance, Contemporary In-Series/Stand Alone: Stand Alone Rating: ★★★★★   Intro: “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And…