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Erin Siu

Reviews by Erin Siu

by Gayle Forman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

by Amber Hart - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Willow Bell thinks moving to the Okefenokee area isn't half bad, but nothing prepares her for what awaits in the shadows of the bog. Girls are showing up dead in the swamp. And she could be next. Everyone warns Willow to stay away from Beau Cadwell --- the bad boy at the top of their suspect list as the serial killer tormenting the small town. But beneath his wicked, depthless eyes, there's something else that draws Willow to him.When yet another girl he knew dies, though, Willow questions whether she can trust her instincts…or if they're leading to her own death.

by Emily Lloyd-Jones - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 12+

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a devil --- her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life --- she finds her trade may be more than she bargained for. With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something like love grows between them amidst an otherworldly ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: can she give James her heart when it's no longer hers to give?

by Caroline Leech - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country? But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him, the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.

by Lauren Oliver - Fiction

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects --- Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 --- manage to escape. A lonely teen, Gemma's life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility.

by Sabaa Tahir - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

by Shannon Lee Alexander - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Becca Hanson is a voracious reader. And with all those fictional friends, she never had time for real ones. Since her best --- and only --- real friend Charlotte's death six months before, Becca has returned to a life of books in order to distance herself from heartache and loneliness as her junior year begins. When a class project forces her into the Drama Club, she attracts the attention of not one, but TWO guys. Meanwhile, she's still dealing with the grief of Charlotte's death and that she finally has to build a life for herself on her own terms. Ultimately she learns more about who she is, what she wants, how she feels --- and how to find what she's looking for.

by Catherine Egan - Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller
Julia has the unusual ability to be...unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people's senses. It's a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it's a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned --- crime pays. She's being paid very well indeed to infiltrate the grand house of Mrs. Och and report back on the odd characters who live there and the suspicious dealings that take place behind locked doors. But what Julia discovers shakes her to the core. She certainly never imagined that the traitor in the house would turn out to be...her. 
by KC Dyer - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Love & Romance, Relationships, Romance
On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection. Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in. But as she scours the country’s rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.