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YA Book Review- Romantic Reads

It’s getting colder, which means it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with some good romantic stories! Our guest reviewer today is Sofia, who has not one but TWO great books to recommend!

Reboot by Amy Tintera


“Start the count down for Reboot by Amy Tintera, an interesting, romantic, action-filled, futuristic book about humans who are given a treatment for the deadly KDH virus- but, like Wren Connally, they come back to life as a Reboot, becoming more robot like than human the longer they are dead. Reboots are trained and sent on missions to capture humans or the monsters they turn into after coming back to life. Wren (the longest dead girl to ever exist) is ordered by the Human Advancement and Re population Corporation to kill her too rebellious trainee Callum Miraculously she starts to have feelings for him and runs away with him trying to save his life before the HARC’s deadly experimental drugs take over his body by going back, risking her life and the ones of others to get the antidote and saving the lives of hundreds of Reboots.”


Hanging By A Thread by Sophie Littlefield

“Among all of the romantic detective books in libraries, there are few like Hanging By A Thread by Sophie Littlefield with a teenager like Clare who has a blessing (or curse) to see the pasts of people through their clothes. After moving back into a now paranoid little town called Clare Night, where they still have not found the missing bodies from the two previous Independent Days, she will find out why those people disappeared and who did it…but she might be next.”

hanging by a thread


YA Book Review- Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

When you live on a floating island in the clouds, it would seem only natural to wonder what would happen if you jumped off the edge…but on the island of Internment it is considered anarchy to entertain thoughts of jumping to the ground, and the people that try it (and survive) are never the same. Morgan’s brother jumped once, back when he was a successful government scientist- now he is blind and spends his days locked away and using a recorder to write stories. Maybe it’s because of her brother that Morgan has a curious mind, despite her serene existence in the sky, but she knows better than to talk freely about her wandering thoughts. That is, until a couple of horrific murders cause security to increase and put everyone under a microscope. Before she knows it, Morgan is sneaking food to the alleged murderer that she’s convinced is innocent, lying to her betrothed, and wondering more and more about what life is like on the ground. What will she do when she realizes how closely she’s being watched?

This book is the first in a very promising trilogy and takes a really interesting approach to outcast-ed futuristic societies. You may remember Lauren DeStefano from her Chemical Garden Trilogy (Wither, Fever, Sever) so definitely pick this up if you liked those books! It’s also got a touch of a spiritual element to it, and is great for readers who like their heroines to think outside the box.