Young Adult

Is this about ice cream cake?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber The Skinny: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are… Continue reading Is this about ice cream cake?

Paranormal, Young Adult

Are we talking about unicorn blood?

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George The Skinny: Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their… Continue reading Are we talking about unicorn blood?

Contemporary, Young Adult

Being Sloane Jacobs

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren morrill The Skinny: On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that… Continue reading Being Sloane Jacobs

Historical, Young Adult

We’re all mad here!

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd   The Skinny: Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is… Continue reading We’re all mad here!