Posts Tagged: young adult

Most anticipated debut novels

Most anticipated debut novels

January 6, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our most anticipated debut novels of the year. This was a difficult topic for me. I don’t always find out about debut authors right away. However, I finally managed to come up with ten books!   January Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish  (Fantasy)–A new series about Owl who has become an… Read more »

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January books on my radar . . .

January books on my radar . . .

January 5, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 10

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁   However, these days if the book is expensive or it’s a new authors I’m more likely to try to get it from the library! The list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find… Read more »

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Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

December 31, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Series: The Elementary Trilogy #2 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Balzer + Bray Library book 416 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in. Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with… Read more »

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My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

December 16, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our top reads of 2014. The books I chose are either the beginnings of series or new authors (and some were in my favorite new author list from last week). My list (in no particular order): Redshirts by John Scalzi (science fiction)–John Scalzi is on of my favorite new authors for this… Read more »

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Sequels I want to read

Sequels I want to read

November 18, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! Today we talk about the sequels we want to read. 1. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (Old Man’s War series #2) 2. Split Second by Kasie West (Pivot Point series #2) 3. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron (Heartstrikers series #2) 4. Underground by Kat Richardson (Greywalker #3) 5. Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire… Read more »

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October books on my radar . . .

October books on my radar . . .

October 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 12

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! October 7 I read the first book in this series and… Read more »

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My fall reading list . . .

My fall reading list . . .

September 23, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 18

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for fall 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out this fall and books from my TBR pile. New fall books: 1.The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas–I read the first book in this young adult fantasy series and liked it a lot. 2. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh–Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. She had a new book… Read more »

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September books on my radar. . .

September books on my radar. . .

September 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! September 2  I’m very excited about this book. I love the… Read more »

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Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard

Review: Splintered by A. G. Howard

July 24, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 7

  Splintered by A. G. Howard Narrated by Rebecca Gibel Series: Splintered, Book 1 Genre: YA Fantasy Published by Amulet Books, 2013 E-book & Audiobook, Purchased 371 pages 12 hours, 39 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: B+ Synopsis: This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep… Read more »

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Review: Earth Star by Janet Edwards

Review: Earth Star by Janet Edwards

July 17, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  Earth Star by Janet Edwards Series: Earth Girl, Book 2 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Published by Harper Voyager, 2013 E-book, Purchased 374 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: 18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good… Read more »

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