Halloween season is the best time of year to bring out your favorite mystery, thriller or horror books. Sitting under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and reading by candlelight on a chilly night is the perfect way to spend an October night. We have some recommendations for our readers, both old and new YA books, to make this month one full of fright. keep reading…if you’re brave enough.Continue reading “The Best YA Books to Read Before Halloween”
Tag: Dare You to Lie
Author Interview: Amber Lynn Natusch
We’re so excited that we had the opportunity to interview Amber Lynn Natusch, the author of the Hometown Antihero series. Check our reviews for Dare You to Lie, Don’t Say a Word and Come Out and Play. We’re eagerly (and impatiently) waiting for the fourth and final installment.
1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Soooo….funny story. I never wanted to be a writer. I’m a science nerd at heart and always knew I would work in the health care industry (I own a chiropractic practice with my husband where I specialize in pregnancy and pediatric care). But I’ve always been a creative person and a daydreamer, and it wasn’t until I got back into reading after eight years of college and grad school that I started to remember how much I loved to use my imagination.Continue reading “Author Interview: Amber Lynn Natusch”
Review: Come Out and Play by Amber Lynn Natusch
Kylene Danners nearly escaped death for the second time since she returned to Jasperville, Ohio. Another person she trusted betrayed her, leading Kylene to question everything and everyone around her. She’s nowhere closer to discovering the identity of Advocatus Diaboli, also known as the AD. But what she is certain of: many people in Jasperville are compromised, maybe even some of her dad’s former FBI colleagues.Continue reading “Review: Come Out and Play by Amber Lynn Natusch”
Underrated YA Books Part 2
We’ve been wanting to write a follow up post to our first Underrated YA Books post from 2019. We rounded up a list of amazing books that don’t get talked about enough. Check out our recommendations for fans of YA books below!
Can you think of other underrated books? Let us know in the comments!
1. Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
Dare You to Lie follows Kylene Danners as she moves back to her hometown of Jasperville, Ohio. But everything has changed. Her FBI agent father got sent to prison (he’s innocent) and nobody forgot the incident that made Kylene leave two years ago. Kylene just wants to save her dad and stop the toxic masculinity in this small town. Little does she know that both are connected. This town has a lot of dirty secrets and Kylene is ready to solve this mystery.
Kylene is one of our favorite MCs for her strength and fortitude. Dare You to Lie also has a great cast of supporting characters who are eager to help Kylene takedown the people who wronged her. If you’re looking for a fast-paced YA thriller series, pick these books up now. We’re eagerly anticipating book 4.Continue reading “Underrated YA Books Part 2”
Review: Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch
Starting right where Dare You to Lie left off, Kylene Danners and her best friend Garrett Higgins are lucky to be alive. All Kylene wanted was to make the football players who took pictures of her pay, while simultaneously trying to get her dad out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Too bad Kylene stumbled upon something much bigger.
Agent Cedric Dawson is back in town for an FBI Investigation into missing girls, who are officially labeled as runaways. Kylene’s takedown of Donovan, the former Jasperville High defensive lineman, led to much bigger secrets coming out about the town of Jasperville and the corrupt people who live there. Someone is pulling the strings behind the scenes and Kylene is determined to figure out who and why. For some reason, every bad thing happening goes back to the mysterious Advocatus Diaboli, known as the AD.Continue reading “Review: Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch”
Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
Kylene Danners never thought she’d return to Jasperville, Ohio. After a scandal two years ago, Kylene and her dad moved to Columbus and never looked back. Now that her dad is in prison (wrongfully accused) she has to move back and live with her Gramps and return to the school that ruined her life.
Determined to prove what really happened two years ago, Kylene pisses off the most powerful students: the football team. At least she has her old best friend Garrett Higgins and the new girl Tabby to help prove her case.Continue reading “Review: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch”
2020 YA Holiday Gift Guide
Ready for the holiday season? We are too! We created a list of books to inspire your gift giving…or to buy for yourself. Need more inspiration? Check out our 2019 gift guide.
Do you usually give books as presents? Let us know in the comments!
1. For Mystery Fans: Dare You to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
Dare You to Lie follows Kylene after he dad was wrongfully convicted of murder. She’s determined to clear his name. But first, she has to back to her old school and deal with a group of guys who ruined her life and reputation. Kylene is a total badass and she uncovers some dark secrets in her small Ohio town. This book is perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.Continue reading “2020 YA Holiday Gift Guide”