In the sequel to MOVING TARGET, Cassie Arroyo, an American
going to school in Italy, has finally found the Spear of
Destiny. Unfortunately, just when she had it, she lost it in
a betrayal she never expected. Now, Cassie must find it
again and fix the dark destiny she may Read more...
Abbie Wu hates being in the middle. She's the middle child
in her family, and now she's headed to middle school. The
worst part is that Abbie doesn't even know what her "thing,"
her talent or passion is, when everyone around her already
seems to know theirs Read more...
Cassie Arroyo attends school in Rome, though she is
American, while her father teaches art history at a
university there. What starts as a normal day for Cassie
takes a dramatic turn when her father suddenly hustles her
into the car and starts talking about how they've been
found Read more...
The characters in PASADENA by Sherri L. Smith make this
story sing. The cast is
full of diversity and even the characters we only get a
glimpse of are realistic and complex. Smith's skill for
creating nuanced characters is evident, particularly through
her main character. Jude is tough, gritty Read more...
Mia Corvere watched her father hang as a traitor when she
was ten years old. Her family was then taken prisoner, and
she barely escaped. When she begins befriending the shadows
on her run from the Senate, she finds herself learning under
a retired killer and preparing for a future Read more...
Megan McKnight prefers to be on a soccer field, scoring a
winning goal, than participating in a debutante season in
Dallas. When her mother secretly enters her into the
anyway, Megan is angry, but soon, she realizes exactly
being in the season means for her family. As she Read more...
Poppy, Azumi, Marcus, Dash, and Dylan are all summoned to
the Shadow House, though each thinks they're there for a
different reason. Poppy believes she's finding her long lost
family, Azumi and Marcus both think they're going to a
school, and Dash and Dylan think it's Read more...
Aspen Quick has an interesting power; he can reach into a
person and take things from them, a memory, a feeling, a
fear, even a freckle on their arm if he chooses. His whole
family has certain abilities in exchange for protecting and
fixing the Cliff, something they've been Read more...
The Müllers are a grieving family after losing their
youngest member. The parents, Stefan and Evangeline,
struggle in their own ways, often turning to other people
than each other. Tess, the oldest daughter, hasn't spoken in
months. Meg, the younger, takes her anger out on others.
Even Tess Read more...
Jess Creary is stuck on an island with memories of her
deceased sister. The only highlights are surfing and
with Matthew. When Jess is out surfing one day, she
a wave that does the impossible and transforms her into a
mermaid. As a mermaid, Jess has confidence and Read more...
Tara knows what she wants from life: wealth, handsome men,
and delicious liquor. Having been through three marriages,
she's convinced love isn't in the cards for her, if it
exists at all, until she meets a dashing surgeon, Cavin
Lattimore. Cavin has everything she's looking for and Read more...
Moira Mitchell is ready to take the floor as a magician,
following in her father's footsteps. However, her father
forbidden her against her wishes, so she snatches an
invitation to join the famous Cirque American without him
knowing. While at the Cirque, Moira discovers she has more
than Read more...
Tess Aubreyson has visions at night of what might happen
the future. While the dreams are often helpful for her and
her fellow students at the Stranje House, they usually
to death and despair, and she fears she will go mad like
mother before her. When her Read more...
Scarlett was kidnapped and taken away from her family at a
young age, though she was eventually able to escape. Now,
she's a teenager working at an amusement park for the
summer. It's her chance to have a normal life filled with
fun, friends, and flirting, but on Read more...
Trixie Watson has her senior year goals set: save up money
to spend at her favorite comic store and, most importantly,
take third ranking in her class from Ben West. Since they
were kids, Ben and Trixie have been at war. When their best
friends start dating, the two are Read more...
Bo lives most of his week at Berkshire Academy, a school for
youth who are troubled in some way. Bo, however,
the school is for people like him who have superpowers.
For Bo, this means his power to travel through time, and he
fears it is his Read more...
Kate O'Brien is used to being the scholarship kid after
she's moved around so many times. With her expert lying
skills, she finds wealthy student Olivia at her newest
school and plans to use Olivia for status, money, social
rank, and maybe a little friendship on the side Read more...
Kelsey's mother hasn't left their house in 17 years. She was
kidnapped at Kelsey's age and is fearfully worried that the
tragedy will repeat itself. Kelsey tries to keep under the
radar, but a car accident that puts her and her mother's
name in the newspaper Read more...
Most know the story of how Abraham Lincoln was killed, but
few know about Mary Surratt. Mary Surratt was the mother of
Johnny, a man with close relations to John Wilkes Booth.
Mrs. Surratt is a supporter of the Confederacy, but a mostly
passive one as she prefers to keep Read more...
Cecilia "CeCe" Brooks thought she had a close relationship
with her mother. When her mother commits suicide and rumors
of a sex scandal with a student erupt, CeCe is full of
uncertainty and pain. It doesn't help that her classmates
bully her about it and her father can't Read more...
In addition to reviewing at Fresh
Fiction, I write for the Barnes and
Noble Teen Blog, blog at The Forest of
Words and Pages, review at Young Adult
Books Central, and intern for Entangled
Publishing. I'm a geeky Slytherin who
loves reading, watching too much
Netflix, and drinking cinnamon roll lattes.