The Silent Unseen, Amanda McCrina

“… We were both the same kind of stubborn.” In wartime, people make tough decisions. Sometimes things go in directions they might never have dreamed possible. The Silent Unseen is a convoluted tale of two teens whose paths cross in life-altering ways. Told in alternating viewpoints, we experience the unlikely friendship between Maria and Kostya.… Continue reading The Silent Unseen, Amanda McCrina


The Forest of Vanishing Stars, Kristin Harmel

Books that take place during the World Wars are my favorite. With the bonus of having a person raised in the woods as a survivalist, I thought this would be an easy home run. But unfortunately, for all the strength Yona was supposed to have, I found her lack of assertiveness weak. She let people… Continue reading The Forest of Vanishing Stars, Kristin Harmel