Review: Jacob Z. Flores – Being True

being trueAuthor: Jacob Z. Flores
Reviewer: Wendy
Publisher:DreamSpinner Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632163806

Summary:
Truman L. Cobbler has not had an easy life. It’s bad enough people say he looks like Donkey from Shrek, but he’s also suffered the death of his policeman father and his mother’s remarriage to a professional swindler, who cost them everything. Now dirt poor, they live in the barrio of San Antonio, Texas. When Tru transfers to an inner-city high school halfway through his senior year, he meets Javi … Continue reading

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Peter Monn – The Before Now and After Then

before nowAuthor: Peter Monn
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Pen Name Publishing
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: N/A

Summary:
Danny Goldstein has always lived in the shadow of his identical, twin brother Sam. But when a hurricane of events forces him into the spotlight, he starts to realize that the only thing he’s truly afraid of is himself. With the help of his costume changing friend Cher, a famous gay uncle with a mysterious past of his own, two aging punk rocker parents and Rusty, the boy who … Continue reading

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Jamie Mayfield and Cody Kennedy – A Broken Kind of Life

brokenAuthor: Jamie Mayfield and Cody Kennedy
Reviewer:Stephen
Publisher:Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN:9781627981002

Summary: A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title

Aaron Downing is broken, barely clinging to the hope that one day, he will be normal again. His life remains a constant string of nightmares, flashbacks, and fear, but he perseveres and starts college, determined to move on.

Then Aaron gets assigned to work with Spencer Thomas for his programming project. Aaron doesn’t want Spencer to think he’s a freak, but as he gets … Continue reading

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Review: Will Parkinson – Wet Paint (Transitions #2) ARC review

wet paintAuthor: Will Parkinson
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN: 9781632162519

Release date 9/18/2014

Summary: Transitions: Book Two

Although Addy’s heart and body bear the scars from his life before he was adopted by the Deans, he’s ached for something he thought he would never find. Until he met Benny. He isn’t sure how anyone can care for someone as broken as he is, even though he wants it desperately.

High school senior Benny Peters has his whole life planned out for him, until … Continue reading

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Peter Cameron – Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

somedayAuthor: Peter Cameron
Reviewer:Stephen
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9780374309893

Summary: In the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye, this darkly comic story of a young man’s very reluctant coming-of-age paints an indelible portrait of a teenage hero holding out for a better grownup world.

Review: I was a bit disappointed with this book. I tend to have an overdeveloped need to like the main character and I couldn’t muster much enthusiasm for this kid.

After noting several positive reviews of this … Continue reading

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Jessica Freely – All the Colors Of Love Audio Edition

AlltheColorsofLoveAUD
Author
: Jessica Freely
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Genre:M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781627981538

Summary:
It sucks being the son of a super villain. At home, Harry spends half of his time getting medical treatments and the other half tied up in his father’s underwater lair. It was different when his mother was alive, but she disappeared when Harry was six. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble at school, and his new roommate, Antonin, thinks he’s a spaz, but somehow Harry has to … Continue reading

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Robbie Michaels – Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

dont judgeAuthor: Robbie Michaels
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781613727133

Summary: The Most Popular Guy Trilogy: Book One High school can be some of the best years of life-and some of the toughest. Mark Mitchell’s strategy for surviving is to emulate the mighty turtle: pull back inside his protective shell and keep a low profile to avoid trouble. And it works-nobody bothers him. Of course, nobody really knows him, either, even in a town so small it seems like everybody must … Continue reading

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Jackie Nacht – Wrong Locker

wrong lockerAuthor: Jackie Nacht
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Featherweight Press
Genre: MM Contemporary, Young Adult
ISBN:

Summary: Sometimes the best way to turn your bad luck around, is reach out for the hand willing to help.

Sophomore Shaun Richards could not have any worse luck. The front office ended up placing his locker in the senior wing this year.A month into the year and it hasn’t gotten any better. A group of seniors make it their mission to prove that he doesn’t belong and gives him a hard … Continue reading

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James Kirkwood – Good Times/Bad Times

good timesAuthor: James Kirkwood
Reviewer: Stephen
Publisher: Fawcett Publishing
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9780449204696

Summary:
Good Times/ Bad Times is the story of an eighteen-year-old boy groping to find himself, battling to protect a profound friendship, and manfully enduring torment – until he can endure it no longer.

Peter Kilburn, son of a down-on-his-luck Hollywood actor, has been sent East to take his senior year at Gilford, a once fashionable but now decidedly second-rate New England prep school. Lonely among a pack of alien schoolboys, … Continue reading

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A.M. Burns – Hunters

huntersAuthor: A.M. Burns
Reviewer: Sandra
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: M/M Young Adult
ISBN: 9781627989435

Summary:
Bigfoot hunters prowl the forests of Cripple Creek, Colorado. That doesn’t sit well with Thom Woodmen—a Bigfoot—albeit the runt of his family. Being the smallest has advantages; Thom, in disguise, gets to attend high school, and he’s not expected to accomplish much in life. All that changes when he comes across a distressed human in the forest.

Ben Steele is new to Cripple Creek High School, and after a harrowing … Continue reading

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