Teen Book Review Sites
So you’re a young adult, or you’re an … older than young … adult like myself who happens to love YA fiction. You’d like to know what’s out there without going to too much trouble, and you want to know up front if it’s going to be worth the read before you even begin. Well, who doesn’t? Well, I’ve compiled a list of great sites to visit with some of the latest in YA fiction. One or two of the sites cater particularly to fantasy, I’ll warn you, but if you’re like me and you prefer fantasy anyway, that’s for the best. Do yourself a favor and check some of these sites out!
This one is one of my favorites. Just two chicks doing fantasy and sci-fi YA reviews. The best part for me is that they give each book a ranking, or grade, like in school. A through F (even pluses and minuses!). They rank the book for additional things as well: sexual content, language, violence, drug or alcohol use, etc. Lastly, they give their personal recommendation for the age the book is appropriate for. Neat, thorough, and trustworthy, especially if you are a parent who likes to screen what your teen is reading without having to sit and read every single book yourself!
Lots of different search options, including “top reader rated,” “most reviewed ya books” and “hottest books,” among many others. You’ll get access to a short description of the book you’re looking at, plus get to read all the reviews others have left for it. You can even sign up for an account and write your own reviews.
This blog, as the author states herself, is not strictly tied to the YA genre. She reviews all types of books. She’s witty and clever. Worth following.
Conservative, reliable content ratings for language, violence, sexual content and adult themes. Reviews are done by eight different mothers of multiples. Another great one for monitoring your teen’s reading.
Join their mailing list to get book reviews, or check out their site for thousands of reviewed books for teens. Become a student reviewer yourself through Flamingnet, or even start your own book club through their site. I also liked the link, under “resources” for author interviews.