If you don't know Leila Roy and her blog Bookshelves of Doom, then perhaps you're new to the Kidlitosphere, or seriously missing out. Leila has been a Cybil-ite from the first year, and she posts primarily about YA books and related news, as well as being a reviewer for Kirkus. Fun Fact: she also makes really cool bookish handmade items, available on Etsy.
One of her reviews for Kirkus earlier this year was YA fiction nominee Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield. Just when Becca's leaving her small town behind, she finds the body of an unfamiliar girl on the side of the road. Leila says it's a well-written book with a lot of crossover potential:
Click here to read the full review.
Rosenfield alternates between Becca’s memories of that summer and the story of Amelia’s last few days to ultimately reveal the truth, and in so doing, shows the parallels between these two very different girls and their experiences.