Review Index

The Burn Bright site has several writers reviewing young adult books.Our philosophy is that we only review books in which we find some merit. You can read the reviews by selecting from the list below of by selecting a reviewer in the Categories section and browsing.

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Reviews in alphabetical order by author surname:

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Aarts, A. J. – Jove
Aguirre, Ann – Enclave
Albin, Jennifer – Crewel
Alender, Katie – Bad Girls Don’t Die
Alender, Katie – From Bad to Cursed
Allyn, Anya – Dollhouse

Almond, David – A Song for Ella Grey
Angelini, Josephine – Dreamless
Armstrong, Kelley – Omens
Armstrong, Kelley – Sea of Shadows

Arnett, Mindee – Avalon
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia – Shapeshifters


Bacigalupi, Paolo – Ship Breaker
Banks, Anna – Of Poseidon
Benton, Jonathon K. – A Wicked Kind of Dark
Bick, Ilsa J. – Drowning Instinct
Bishop, Anne – Written in Red

Bishop, Anne – Murder of Crows
Black, Holly – Zombies vs Unicorns
Black, Holly – Tithe
Black, Holly – White Cat
Black, Holly – Red Glove
Black, Holly – Black Heart
Black, Holly – The Coldest Girl in Cold Town
Black, Holly – Doll Bones
Black, Yelena – Dance of Shadows
Blake, Lily – House at the End of the Street
Borchaz, Pam – Drought
Brashares, Ann – The Here and Now

Bray, Libba – Going Bovine
Bray, Libba – A Great and Terrible Beauty
Bray, Libba – The Diviners
Brooks, Karen – Votive
Brody, Jessica – Unremembered
Boudreau, Helene – Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings
Burgis, Stephanie – Kat the Incorrigble series
Bursztynski, Sue – Wolfborn


Caine, Rachel – Glass Houses
Caine, Rachel – Last Breath
Carmody, Isobelle – Metro Winds

Carson Levine, Gail – Ella Enchanted

Cashore, Kristin – Fire

Cass, Kiera – The Elite
Cass, Kiera – The Selection

Cass, Kiera – The Selection (2)
Cassidy, Anne – Killing Rachel
Cashore, Kristin – Graceling

Chan, Kylie – Small Shen

Chandler, Ben – Beast Child
Chandler, Elizabeth – Dark Secrets
Carriger, Gail – Etiquette and Espionage

Carleson, J. C. – The Tyrant’s Daughter
Cashore, Kristin – Fire (video)
Cashore, Kristen – Bitterblue

Childs, Tera Lynn – Forgive My Fins
Clare, Cassandra – City of Fallen Angels
Clare, Cassandra – Clockwork Prince

Clare, C – City of Lost Souls
Clement-Moore, Rosemary – The Splendour Falls

Clements, Andrew – We Hold These Truths

Coates, J.F.R. – Axinstone

Cocks, H and Morgan, J – Spoiled and Messy

Condie, Allie – Crossed

Connelly, John – The Book of Lost Things

Cooper, Elspeth – Songs of the Earth

Cooper, Elspeth – Trinity Rising
Cooper, Michelle – A Brief History of Montmaray
Cooper, Michelle – The FitzOsbornes in Exile

Cooper, Susan – Ghost Hawk

Coutt, Alexandra – Tumble and Fall

Cox, Suzy – Dead Girl’s Walking
Craze, Galaxy – The Last Princess

Corbett, Angela – Eternal Starling

Cremer, Andrea – Wolfsbane
Cremer, Andrea – Nightshade
Cremer, Andrea – Bloodrose
Cross, Julie – Tempest (audio)

Cross, Julie – Vortex

Curley, Marianne – Broken

Curtis Klause, Annette – The Silver Kiss


Dashner, James – The Scorch Trials

Dashner, James – The Maze Runner

Dashner, James – Eye of Minds

Dashner, James – The Death Cure

Daugherty, C.J. – Night School

Daugherty, C. J. – Legacy

Davidson, Mary Janice – Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Deas, Stephen – The Thieftakers Apprentice
Deep-Jones, Liz – Lucy Zees’s Glamour Game

De La Cruz, Melissa – Blue Bloods series
De La Cruz, Melissa and Johnston, Michael – Frozen
De La Cruz, Melissa – Gates of Paradise

Derting, Kimberley – The Last Echo

Destefano, Lauren – Wither

DeStefano, Lauren – Wither (2)

DeStefano, Lauren – Sever

DeStefano, Lauren – Fever
Devlin, Ivy – Low Red Moon
Doctorow, Cory – Makers

Dollhouse – graphic novel

Durrant, Cheryse – The Blood She Betrayed



Elkeles, Simon – Return to Paradise

Elkeles, Simon – Return to Paradise (2)

Ellion, Kate – Butterfly Clues

Eulberg, Elizabeth – Better Off Friends


Fama, Elizabeth – Monstrous Beauty

Flanagan, John – The Lost Stories
Ford, Michael – The Poisoned House

Forman, Gayle – Just One Year

Forman, Gayle – Just One Day

Frankel, Jordana – The Ward

Friesen, Jonathon – Aquifier

Fuge, L.M. – When Courage Came To Call

Fukuda, Andrew – Prey

Fukuda, Andrew – The Hunt

Fusco Newton, Kimberley – Beholding Bee


Gaiman, Neil – Stardust (anniversary edition)

Galley, Lauren M. – Steps to Success
Galley, Lauren – Kissing Frogs

Gerogatelis, Brittany – What the Spell

Geragotelis, Brittany – Life’s a Witch

Girard, G – Project Cain

Glines, Abbi – Breathe

Goodman, Alison – Eona
Gordon, Kate – Thyla

Gordon, Kate – Writing Clementine

Goodman, Carol – Blythewood
Gould, Stephen – 7th Sigma
Gratton, Tessa – Blood Magic

Graham, Riley – Accidents and Incidents

Gray, Claudia – Evernight series
Griffin, Adele – Tighter


Hand, Cynthia – Unearthly

Hand, Cynthia – Boundless

Han, Jenny- We’ll Always Have Summer
Hart, Rhiannon – Blood Song
Harrison, Kate – Soul Fire
Harrison, Kim – Once Dead, Twice Shy
Harrison, Lisi – Monster High
Harrison, Lisi – The Ghoul Next Door

Harrison, Lisi – The Ghoul Next Door (2)
Harrison, Lisi – Back and Deader Than Ever

Harsted, Johan – 172 Hours on the Moon

Hartman, Rachel – Seraphina

Hathaway, Jill – Slide

Hawkins, Rachel – Demonglass

Haygert, Juliana – Playing Pretend

Healey, Karen – Guardian of the Dead
Hearles, M.J. – Winter’s Shadow
Hearles, M.J. – Winter’s Light

Hehir, Tim – Julius and the Watchmaker

Hendrick, Kate – The Accident

Hearle, M. J. – Claudette in the Shadows

Hill, Will – Department 19

Hocking, Amanda – Switched
Hocking, Amanda – Torn
Hocking, Amanda – Hollowland

Hocking, Amanda  – Lullaby

Hodkin, Michelle – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Holder, Nancy and Viguie, Debbie – Unleashed

Hooper, Mary – The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

Houck, Colleen – Tiger’s Quest

Howard, A. G. – Splintered

Hunter, Kate – The Parfizz Pitch


James, Brian – Zombie Blondes

James, Mia – Darkness Falls
Jinks, Catherine – The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
Johnson, Maureen – The Runaway Queens

Johnson, Maureen – The Name of the Star

Jones, Carrie – Captivate
Jones, Carrie – Need
Jones, Carrie – Entice


Kacvinsky, Katie – Awaken
Kade, Stacey – Queen of the Dead
Kade, Stacey – The Ghost and the Goth

Kagawa, Julie – The Eternity Cure

Kagawa, Julie – The Iron Daughter

Kantor, Melissa – The Darling’s series

Kwaymullina, Ambelin – Interrogation of Ashala Wolf
Keaton, Kelly – Darkness Becomes Her
Keaton, Kelly – A Beautiful Evil

Keller, Julia – A Killing in the Hills

Kemmerer, Brigid – Storm

Kemmerer, Brigid – Spirit

Kemmerer, Brigid – The Elemental series (Elemental, fearless and Breathless)

Kraus,Daniel – Scowler

Kunze, Nansi – Dangerously Placed
Kenyon, Sherrilyn – Invincible
Kenyon, Sherrilyn – Infinity
Kenyon, Sherrilyn – Infamous

Kenyon, Sherrilyn – Inferno

Kenyon, Sherrilyn – Illusion

Kitteridge, Caitlyn – The Nightmare Garden
Kizer, Amber – Meridian

Kizer, Amber – Wildcat Fireflies

Kizer, Amber – A Matter of Days

Klann-Moren, Nancy – The Clock of Life

Kneipp, Chris – Parallel
Krasnostein, A ed. and Rios, Julia ed. – Years Best YA Spec Fiction 2013

Kwaymullina, Ambelin – The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf


Lanagan, Margo – Sea Hearts
Larbalstier, Justine – Zombies vs Unicorns

Lawrence, Theo – Mystic City

Larkins, Gillian – Diva

Larson, Sarah B – Defy
Leveen, Tom – Random

Lia Block, Francesca – Elementals

Lim, Rebecca – Mercy

Littlefield, Sophie – Hanging by a Thread
Lo, Malinda – Huntress
Lo, Malinda – Ash
Locke, Kate – God Save The Queen

Lounsbury, Lynette – Afterworld

Lowe, Helen – The Gathering of the Lost
Lowe, Helen – The Heir of the Night

Lu, Marie – Legend
Lunetta, Demetria – In the After

Lyga, Barry – I Hunt Killers


Marr, Melissa – Ink Exchange
Marr, Melissa – Darkest Mercy

Marr, Melissa – Carnival of the Souls

Masson, Sophie – Moonlight and Ashes

Masson, Sophie – Scarlet in the Snow 

Mauzurkieuwicz, Joanna – The Whispers of the Sprite

McCafferty, Megan – Thumped

McConaghy, Charlotte – Fury

McConnel, Jen – Goddess Spells for Busy Girls

McGarry, Katie – Pushing the Limits

McHale, D. J – Sylo

McLaughlin, Sarah – Over You

McQuerry, Maureen  – The Peculiars
Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy series

Mead, Richelle – Indigo Spell
Meadows, Jodie – Incarnate

Meldrum, Kristina – Mad Apple
Meredith, Amy – Shadows

Meyer, Marissa – Scarlet

Mlynowski, Sarah – Don’t Even think About it

Mlynowski, Sarah – Ten Things We’ve Done

Moggach, Lottie – Kiss Me

Moriarty, Jaclyn – Cracks in the Kingdom

Moriarty, Jaclyn – Corner of White

Morgan, Lara – Genesis
Morgan, Lara – Equinox
Moss, Tara – The Blood Countess

Moss, Tara – The Skeleton Key
Mulligan, Andy – Trash

Mussi, Sara – Siege


Nickerson, Jane – Strands of Bronze and Gold

Nickerson, Jane – Strands of Bronze and Gold (2)
Nieman, Christie – A Stars Fall 

Neill, Chloe – Chicagoland Vampire series

Nix, Garth – A Confusion of Princes

Nix, Garth – Clariel

Noel, Alyson – Fated
Noel, Alyson – Whisper

Noel, Alyson – Horizon

Noel, Alyson – Echo


Oliver, Jana – Briar Rose

Oliver, Jana – Forsaken and Forbidden

Oliver, Lauren – Delirium

Oliver, Lauren – Delerium (2)
Oliver, Lauren – Pandemonium

Ormand, Kate – Dark Days


Painter, Kristen – Flesh and Blood
Painter Kristen – Blood Rites

Parker, Amy Christine  Gated

Paul, Fiona – Belladonna
Pearce, Jackson – Sisters Red
Pearson, Mary E. – The Fox Inheritance (audio)

Peterfruend, Diana – Rampant

Philips, Gillian – Firebrand
Pike, Aprilynne – Life After Theft

Phelan, James – Chasers

Phelan, James – The Last Thirteen

Pitcher, Annabel – Ketchup Clouds

Plakson, Suzie – The Return of King Lillian

Porter, Sarah – Lost Voices

Powell, Laura – Burn Mark
Pratchett, Terry – I Shall Wear Midnight
Pratchett, Terry – Snuff
Pryor, Michael – Moment of Truth

Purnhagen, Mara – Past Midnight


Rai, Bali – Killing Honour
Randall, Thomas – Dreams of the Dead
Rees Brennan, Sarah – The Demon’s Lexicon

Rees Brennan, Sarah – Untold
Rees Brennan, Sarah – Unmade

Rees Brennan, Sarah – What Really Happened in Peru

Ren Suma, Nova – 17 and Gone

Revis, Beth – A Million Suns

Revis, Beth – Across the Universe

Richards, Elizabeth – Black City

Richards, Elizabeth – Phoenix

Roberts, Tansy Rayner – Ink Black Magic

Rosenblum, Greg – Evolution 19

Rossi, Veronica – Under the Never Sky

Rossoff, Meg – How I Live Now
Roth, Veronica – Divergent

Roth, Veronica – Insurgent

Roth, Veronica – Allegiant
Roux, Madeleine – Alison Hewitt is Trapped
Roux, Madeleine – Sadie Walker is Stranded

Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl

Rowell, Rainbow – Fangirl (2)

Rowell, Rainbow – Eleanor and Park

Rowell, Rainbow – Eleanor and Park (2)

Rushby, Alison – The Heiresses

Rutkoski, Marie – The Winner’s Curse

Ryan, Amy Kathleen – Spark
Ryan, Carrie – The Dark and Hollow Places
Ryan, Carrie – The Dead-Tossed Waves


Seles, Monica – Game On

Sepetys, Ruth – Out of Easy

Schwartz, L – A Conspiracy of Alchemists

Scott, Elizabeth – As I Wake

Scott, Ginger – Waiting on the Sidelines

Scott, S. L. – Naturally Charlie

Shan, Darren – Ocean of Blood
Shan, Darren – Birth of a Killer

Shepherd, Megan – The Madman’s Daughter

Sigler, Scott – The Rookie
Silverwood, Sarah – Traitor’s Gate
Silverwood, Sarah – Double-Edged Sword
Simner, Janni Lee –  Faerie Winter
Simner, Janni Lee – Bones of Faerie

Shannon, Samantha – Bone Season

Sheinmel, Alyssa – Second Star

Shirvington, Jessica – Embrace

Shirvington, Jessica – Embrace (2  audio)

Shirvington, Jessica – Empower

Shirvington, Jessica – Between the Lives

Shirvington, Jessica – Disruption

Showalter, Gina – Through the Zombie Glass

Simpson, Phillip W. – Apocalypse

Simpson, Phillip W. – Tribulation

Silver, Eve – Rush

Skovron, John – Misfit

Skovron, Jon – Misfit (2)
Smith, Jennifer E. – The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Smith, Jennifer E. – This is What Happiness Looks Like

Smith, Jennifer E. – The Geography of You and Me
Smith, L.J. – The Vampire Diaries Book 3 – The Fury
Smith, L.J. – The Vampire Diaries Book 2 – The Struggle
Smith, L.J. – The Vampire Diaries Book 1 – The Awakening
Smith, L.J. – The Vampires Diaries – Stephan’s Diaries Vol 1.
Smith, L.J. – The Forbidden Game Vol. 1 – The Hunter
Smith, L.J. – The Forbidden Game Vol. 2 – The Chase
Snyder, Maria V – Touch of Power
Spooner, Megan – Skylark

Stevens, C – Faking Normal

Stevens, M. J. – Bound
Stevens, M. J. – Divided

Stiefvater, Maggie – Forever

Stiefvater, Maggie – The Curiosities

Stohl, Margaret – Icons

Stoker, Shannon – The Registery
Sullivan, Tricia – Shadowboxer

Sun, Amanda – Ink

Sun, Amanda – Ink (2)

Sutcliffe, William – The Wall

Sutton, Kelsey – Some Quiet Place


Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood and Starlight

Taylor, Laini – Days of Blood and Starlight (2)

Taylor, Laini – Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Taylor, Lani – Lips Touch Three Times

Telep, Trisha (ed) – Kiss Me Deadly|
Telep, Trisha (ed.) – The Eternal Kiss

Terrill, Cristin – All Our Yesterdays

Terry, Teri – Slated

Terry, Teri – Fractured

Tintera, Amy – Reboot
Thomas, J.B. – Mammon
Tiernan, Cate – Immortal Beloved


Vail, Michelle – Undeadly

Vaught, S – Freaks Like Us

Vaught, SR & Redmond, J – The Oathbreaker (Pt 1 & 2)
Verday, Jessica – The Hollow

Viguie, Debbie – Hotblooded

Violi, Jen – Putting Makeup on Dead People


Waters, Daniel – Generation Dead

Weatherley, L. A. – Angel Burn

Weisman, Greg – Rain of the Ghosts

Wells, Dan – Partials

Wells, Dan – Partials (2 & 3)

Wells, Dan – Partials (4)

Wells, Martha – Cloud Roads
Wells, Martha – Serpent Sea

West, Kasie – Pivot Point
Westerfeld, Scott – The Secret Hour (Midnighters 1)
Westerfeld, Scott – Touching Darkness (Midnighter 2)
Westerfeld, Scott – Blue Noon (Midnighter 3)
Westerfeld, Scott – Pretties
Westerfeld, Scott – Uglies
White, Kiersten – Perfect Lies

White, Kiersten – Mind Games

White, Kiersten – Mind Games (2)

White, Kiersten – Supernaturally

White, Kiersten – Paranormalcy

Westerfeld, Scott – Specials

Wignall, K.J. – Blood
Wood, Fiona – Wildlife

Wilson, N.D. – The Dragon’s Tooth
Winnacker, Susanne – Imposter
Winnacker, Susanne – Defector


Woodland, Lani – Intrinsical
Woodland, Lani – Indelible
Woolley, Justin – A Town Called Dust
Wunder, Wendy – The Museum of Intangible Things


York, Kelley – Hushed
Young, Moira – Rebel heart (Dustlands #2)


Zhang, Kat – What’s Left of Me
Zevin, Gabrielle – All These Things I’ve Done
Zink, Michelle – Prophecy of the Sisters

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