Our Story

Nikki and Ivy met on a Twilight fansite and after talking for only a short time, they realized that if they didn’t collaborate together on this, they’d live to regret it. Ivy is the yaReads technical goddess. She has a Bachelor of Information Technology and now works for herself doing web design. Nikki is our editorial genius and has a Bachelor of Journalism, and a Masters degree in Writing and Literature. She is currently a high school English teacher.

We are very passionate about Young Adult fiction and live to read. Together we hope to provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest, and greatest young adult reads around. We promise to deliver an honest, raw approach to your reading recommendations. And if you disagree with us, we’d love to hear your thoughts. We love constructive criticism here at yaReads, so please feel free to make your voice heard.

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Meet the Team

Ivy, Tech Geek

Favorite Books: The Jessica Darling Series, Anna & the French Kiss, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Ruby Oliver series
Favorite Author: Megan McCafferty, Laini Taylor

Nichole, Editor

Favorite Books: Harry Potter,  Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Hunger Games, Strange Angels, Cassie Palmer series, The Morganville Vampires, Vampire Academy, The Seven Realms series.
Favorite Author: You want me to choose ONE favorite author? I don’t even think that’s possible. If I had to choose…….J.K. Rowling? I guess there’s no books more brilliant than the Harry Potter books, but I still feel like I’m cheating my other favorite authors! Such a hard decision!
Bio: Last year Nichole graduated from a local community college with her AA. She is currently a Junior at the Evergreen State College. She is currently working on her BA with an emphasis on English/Literature. She is planning on applying to the MIT (Master’s In Teaching) program for her MA in hopes to become a high school English teacher.

Nikki, Reviewer

Favorite Books: Perfect Chemistry Series, Morganville Vampires, The Bronze Horseman, Wuthering Heights and Richelle Mead’s Succubus series.
Favorite Author: Can’t pick just one. Please don’t make me do it!


Pavan, Reviewer

Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series, Grisha Trilogy, Obsidian Trilogy, Covenant Series, Six of Crows, Vampire Academy Series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy and many more!
Favorite Author: Choosing one author is so hard, but I would have to go with JK Rowling, because the Harry Potter series started my love of reading. I will never forget the journey I went along with those books and they are my go-to books when I need a pick me up.
Bio: Pavan is currently a University student in Australia studying Bachelor of Education, hoping to become a Primary Education teacher. She also works at a Before and After School Care Centre, sharing her love of reading with the students. Pavan can’t wait to teach her own class one day and she is going to make sure reading is an important element in the classroom.