It is HARD to find a good mystery in the young adult genre. Recently, more of these types of stories have made their way to the young adult book shelves. Daughter of the Burning City is a unique mystery because it is a mystery set in a fantastical world of […]
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I enjoy reading young adult when it’s written from a teen boy’s point of view, especially if it’s authored by an actual MALE. Female authors do okay with the teen boy POV most of the time. But when it comes right down to it, the best comes right […]
I had been waiting for this book since December of 2015. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The cover caught my eye but it was the synopsis that nabbed me and reeled me in. And as readers, we’re surprised when a book turns out a little bit different than what we expected, whether for the good or the bad. Okay, maybe you aren’t but I am, every time it happens to me.
Color me clueless, but I had no idea the cover image was a rose engulfed in flame. Well, that kind of explains a lot…. Too bad it took me the entire story to figure it out because that really is a beautiful cover!
If I was asked after BEA 2016 to pick the one book I received that I was most intrigued about and excited to read, I would have answered Sarah Porter’s Vassa in the Night. Not only was this book handed out to readers wrapped up like a present, it […]
By now you’ve most likely heard about the book Illuminae. It’s innovative, fast-paced, and extremely mind-numbingly contemplative. I’m sure many of my brain cells suffered in the reading of this book. And I didn’t have many to spare. Illuminae rightfully won many awards in it’s first year of publication and it […]
This is one of my favorite lines from Monty Python and it fits so many things in life. It just sings in my head whenever I come across something I’ve never seen or experienced before in my life. And The Telling certainly qualifies for this quote. I was […]
I think I’m batting about 50% this month on books I’m reading. I’ve had a few lately that I’ve wanted to DNF but I managed to stick it out and finish them. Unfortunately, this particular book was one that actually made me more mad by the end.
This completely appropriate-for-the-YA-crowd story is about what happens when everything you’ve been taught to believe is complete and utter nonsense, just to get you to comply for the greater good.
I was hesitant to begin reading When We Collided. And then the reviews started coming. I just couldn’t ignore it anymore. This book would be important to me, I just knew it.