Top Ten Tuesday: Top Eight Underrated Books in the YA Fiction Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I bet everyone is doing YA Fiction, but I couldn’t think of anything else. After all, this blog mainly deals with YA so why stray too far from home? Hansel and Gretel strayed too far from home and look at the horrors that they experienced. No, thank you. I’d like to avoid creepy old grandmas with houses made of candy thankyouverymuch.

I’ll be talking about some YA novels that I absolutely love. I believe these need more coverage and exposure! Feeling depressed because you don’t know which book you’re going to read next? Have no fear! Take one of these novel suggestions (pun intended hahah) from your local library. Or, rather, don’t take it because that might imply stealing. And stealing, as you should know, is illegal and may get you thrown in the slammer. No, you should definitely check one out — or all of them, if you’re feeling quite ambitious — from your local library.

NOTE: All book covers are linked to their respective Goodreads’ pages so be sure to check them out! 🙂

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Review: The Innocent Assassins by Pema Donyo

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There are three rules to staying an assassin at the corporation of Covert Operatives: (1) your parents must be deceased, (2) your contracts must remain confidential, and (3) you must be under the age of eighteen.

After a murder mission goes awry a month before her eighteenth birthday, Covert Operatives assassin Jane Lu finds herself caught by the federal government and forced to spy for the CIA while remaining in Covert Operatives. Once her spying mission is over she will be allowed to live a civilian life without facing criminal consequences, a life she’s only dreamed of having.

As Jane leaks information to the CIA, she uncovers secrets with enough power to both destroy Covert Operatives and her own boyfriend, Adrian King, who’s next in line to be CEO of the company. When her identity as a double agent for the CIA is discovered within Covert Operatives, she must decide where her allegiance, and her heart, truly lies.

PUBLISHER: Astraea Press

PAGES: 283

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I was given this book by the author and, as always, that does not affect my overall opinions of the book. Continue reading