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Amy Alessio


Amy Alessio

Amy Alessio

Reviews by Amy Alessio

by Kate Jarvik Birch - Dystopian Fiction, Youth Fiction

Ever since the government passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets, the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Ella as companions. But when Ella moves in with her new masters and discovers the glamorous life she's been promised isn't at all what it seems, she's forced to choose between a pampered existence full of gorgeous gowns and veiled threats, or seizing her chance at freedom with the boy she's come to love, risking both of their lives in a daring escape no one will ever forget.

by Joy Preble - Youth Fiction

It's been almost a year since Jenna Samuel’s stoner brother, Casey, bit the dust and returned as her guardian angel. A year since Casey and his “angel boss,” Amber Velasco, saved Jenna’s life and helped her foil the bad guys—more or less. A year in which Jenna has solved the true mystery of the universe: how to get one Ryan Sloboda to ask her out. Jenna’s feeling mighty cheery about life and love. But Casey, whose doomed relationship with Lanie Phelps (who has no idea her boyfriend is, well, dead) isn’t doing much to distract him, has his own big question: Why is he still hanging around?

by Kimberly Derting - Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Kyra Agnew vanished five years ago. When she wakes up, everyone in her life has moved on, but Kyra's still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She discovers that others have been "taken" --- but Kyra is the first to have been returned after forty-eight hours. With a secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to reclaim the life she once had...but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

by Ilsa J. Bick - Fantasy, Mystery

In the tradition of MEMENTO and INCEPTION comes a thrilling and scary young adult novel about blurred reality where characters in a story find that a deadly and horrifying world exists in the space between the written lines.

by Marissa Meyer - Fairy Tale, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+
Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf are fugitives on the run, and are plotting to overthrow Queen Levana. Their best hope is Cress, an expert hacker who has been trapped on a satellite, forced to work for Levana. When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has. 
by Joelle Charbonneau - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In the second book of The Testing series, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City. Though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her --- and her loved ones --- in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.

by Robin Benway - Fiction, Spy Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Being permanently based in a local New York City high school as an undercover operative has its moments, good and bad, for 16-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver. But when Maggie's parents are falsely accused of stealing priceless gold coins, Maggie uses her safecracking skills to try and clear their names. Too bad it only serves to put her and everyone she loves in danger.

by Gail Carriger - Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Young Adult 12+
Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy. A conspiracy is afoot --- one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.
by John Feinstein - Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country, and everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. He's living the dream, right? Danny Wilcox would tell you a different story. Danny is Terrell's best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself. But he sees that not all of the people buzzing around Terrell have his best interests at heart. It's a dirty game, but Terrell will have to learn to play if he wants his chance at a slam dunk.

by Jennifer Shaw Wolf - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 14+
Rachel died at two a.m...Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. 45 minutes after she sent me her last text. Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before...before that terrible night at the old house. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house.