Kelsey’s Book Reviews

Reviews are sorted by age group of the book that is being featured. The four categories are Middle Grade (MG) Standalones, Young Adult (YA) Standalones, YA Series, Adult. A few other notes:

  • New Adult will be categorized under Adult.
  • Nonfiction will be categorized along with fiction in Standalone.
  • The first book in a series will be sorted in standalones if its sequels have not been reviewed yet. A series will be sorted under series if two or more books in that series have been reviewed.

In each set of parenthesis next to each book, I will include the series, its book number, and its rating (from 1 to 5). 


Middle Grade Standalones

Call Me Sunflower by Miriam Spitzer Franklin (4)


Young Adult Standalones

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (5)

Aaru by David Meredith (4)

Confessions of a Kleptomaniac by Jessica Sorensen (4)

Frost on my Pillow by Leah Hamrick (The Fire Bringer #1, 3)

Slated by Teri Terry (Slated #1, 4)

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (3)

The Cellar by Natasha Preston (The Cellar #1, 3)

The Program by Suzanne Young (The Program #1, 5)


Young Adult Series

Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul Cude (Bentwhistle the Dragon #1, 3)

Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Chilling Revelation by Paul Cude (Bentwhistle the Dragon #2, 3)



Blood Moon by John David Bethel (4)

Born This Way: Friends, Colleagues, and Coworkers Recall Gia Carangi, the Supermodel Who Defined an Era by Sacha Lanvin Baumann (4)

Emotions by Arnie Cantarero (4)

Revenants: The Odyssey Home by Scott Kauffman (4)

Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks (Jane Larson Novels, 3)