Category Archives: Young Adult

The Fixer (The Fixer #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

TJ Burns — December 10, 2016 Published July 7th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Children.     You can find this book at: Amazon: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Teen and Young Adult Books at Amazon TJ’s Goodreads Review of … Continue reading

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Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass #1) by Gwendolyn Clare

TJ Burns — December 2017 Wow! Yes! This is my kind of book! Intelligent, clever, creative, and action-packed story line; intriguing and diverse characters, who experience personal growth; interesting, clever, and at times witty dialogue; surprises and unexpected twists – … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1) by Jonathan Stroud

TJ Burns — December 7, 2017 Wheeeeeeeee-uuuuuuuuuh! Boom-chuckaluckla-boom! That was an exciting ride! Yeee-ha! The humorous, chuckle-out-loud interaction and dynamics between the three main characters is refreshing, entertaining, and endearing — all at once! I guessed the who-dunnit shortly before … Continue reading

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Like Vanessa by Tami Charles

TJ Burns — February 2018 Heart-wrenching, moving, and inspirational all at once. Who’d have ever thought I’d get involved in the story about a beauty pageant contestant? But this book has so much to offer. Vanessa’s aspirations go so much … Continue reading

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Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

TJ Burns — September 9, 2017 Wow! Just wow! What an exhilarating ride! Interesting, likable characters! Unexpected, unpredictable twists and turns! This story is amazing! It blew me away. Before I knew it, I was finished and dazed – I … Continue reading

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The Border by Steve Schafer

TJ Burns — August 2017 Pato, Arbo, Gladys, and Marco are such genuine, well-developed characters, I feel I know them — really know them. I had a stake in their fate – I needed to see them through their trials, … Continue reading

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Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones

TJ Burns — July 2017 I was intrigued and thoroughly captivated at the start. Liesl is an interesting character. Such untapped and unappreciated talent, such passion with no outlet to express it… she just had to explode (sooner rather than … Continue reading

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Maddie & Sayara by Sanjyot P. Dunung

TJ Burns — August 20, 2017 My 10-year-old daughter gave it 4/5 points, but I have to give it 2.5-3/5 points. We both agree with the message: Girls have a right to be treated with respect and as equals to … Continue reading

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RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

TJ Burns — January 10, 2017 I received a copy of this book from Amulet Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.   Published January 10th 2017 by Harry N. Abram. You can find this book at: Amazon: … Continue reading

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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess

TJ Burns — February 28, 2017 I very much like Ms. Cluess’ writing style – it flows nicely. I was pulled in right from the start –intrigued, interested — and had so many questions: What is the prophecy? What does … Continue reading

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