At the beginning of the year, our Fresh Fiction Reviewers set a goal to publish
2,400 reviews by the end of the year. We’ve published just over 2,600! We have some
amazing, and prolific, reviewers here at Fresh Fiction and I’m so proud and
be part of this group. 2,600…that’s a lot of books and I know that next year we’re
going to set our goals higher.
That means, I need to read more books! Before I make a list of all the books I’m
looking forward to, I want to look back on some of my favorite YA books I read this
FLAME by Amy Kathleen Ryan
|The conclusion to the Sky Chasers series, FLAME by Amy
Kathleen Ryan delivers the same intensity, surprises, and heartbreaking
that make this series a must read.
TOUCH by Michelle Sagara
|I cried before I reached page seven. To capture the
depth of grief and connect with the reader in such a short space is amazing. I
wait to read more in The Queen of the Dead series and everything by
DEAD SET by Richard Kadrey
|Richard Kadrey is brash, unrepentant, and darkly funny
in all his work. DEAD SET combines all that with a fantastic world, dangerous
mission, and amazing characters. This is on the keep-for-all-time shelf.
ASK ME by Kimberly Pauley
|I love everything about ASK ME. Kimberly Pauley has
created a dark and gritty atmosphere to fit the steamy Florida setting and the
DANGEROUS by Shannon Hale
|Maisie Danger Brown is one of the best modern day
female super-hero I’ve ever read. She’s smart, talented, compassionate, and kicks-
butt when she needs to.
EVIL LIBRARIAN by Michelle Knudson
|EVIL LIBRARIAN combined a sassy main character with
dark humor to create a story I could not put down. I love the sweet romance, but I
love even more that Cynthia’s main concern is protecting her best friend.
GIRL FROM THE WELL by Rin Chupeco
GIRL FROM THE WELL
|The first chapter of GIRL FROM THE WELL captures the
terrifying and haunting existence of Okiku, a spirit of vengeance who can never
rest. It’s gruesome, creepy, and vivid. I read it all in one night because I could
not put it down.
THE SPIRITGLASS CHARADE by Colleen Gleason
THE SPIRITGLASS CHARADE
|The Stoker and Holmes series is one of my
absolute favorites of the year. The concept is brilliant, but Colleen Gleason
delivers mysterious plots and intriguing characters that keep me coming back for
LYCH WAY by Ari Berk
|LYCH WAY is the conclusion to The Undertaken
Trilogy. I read all three books in this series back-to-back. They are that
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