Category Archives: Book Reviews

HNS Book Review: Another Word for Happy by Agay Llanera

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Title: Another Word for Happy Author: Agay Llanera Genre: Young Adult Pages: 104 Year:  2016 Publisher: Indie Source: Purchased Amazon l B&N l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: What does it take to come out of the closet? Since he was thirteen, Caleb has always known he’s gay. Now a college freshman, he falls in love for […]

HNS Book Review: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

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Title: A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2) Author: Roshani Chokshi Genre: Young Adult Pages: 352 Year:  2017 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Netgalley Amazon l B&N l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile […]

HNS Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

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Title: The Bone Witch Author: Rin Chupeco Genre: Young Adult Pages: 400 Year:  2017 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Source: Netgalley Amazon l B&N l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer. Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy […]

HNS Book Review: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

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Title: The Secret of a Heart Note Author: Stacey Lee Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Pages: 384 Year:  2016 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Source: Edelweiss Amazon l B&N l The Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall […]

HNS Book Review: The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza

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Title: The Last Time I’ll Write About You Author: Dawn Lanuza Genre: Poetry Pages: 79 Year:  2016 Publisher: Self Published Source: Purchased Amazon l B & N  l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: Should I be Thankful Or Regretful That my only idea Of love Is You? Reviewer’s Thoughts: SUNBEAM You light up the room Wherever you […]

10 YA Books To Read This February

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February is the shortest month of the year, but it’s arguably one of the most important. One of my favorite things about February is Valentine’s day. It has nothing to do with romantic love, it’s more about the festive feeling attached to it. I love seeing hearts with bright pink and red colors being plastered everywhere. […]

HNS Book Review: The Unforgettables by G.L. Tomas

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Title: The Unforgettables Author: G.L. Tomas Genre: Young Adult Pages: 215 Year:  2016 Publisher: Purchased Source: Purchased Amazon l B & N  l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: The summer vacation of The Unforgettables… Neighbors and best friends Paul and Felicia hoped they’d be friends forever. But as they change, so does their friendship. She shouldn’t have […]

HNS Book Review: Infini by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Title: Infini Author: Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie Genre: New Adult Pages: 465 Year:  2017 Publisher: Purchased Source: ARC provided by the author Amazon l B&N l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: Some love is infinite “Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take […]

HNS Book Review: Songs of Our Breakup (Playlist #1) by Jay E. Tria

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Title: Songs of Our Breakup (Playlist #1) Author: Jay E. Tria Genre: New Adult Pages: 183 Year:  2015 Publisher: Self Published Source: Purchased Amazon l B & N  l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: Every breakup has its playlist. How do you get over a seven-year relationship? 21-year-old Jill is trying to find out. But moving on […]

HNS Book Review: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington

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Title: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You (Aurora Skye #1) Author:  Tara Eglington Genre: Young Adult Pages: 320 Year:  2016 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Netgalley Amazon l B & N  l Book Depository l Goodreads Synopsis: That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. She’s not going to give […]