Posts Tagged: young adult

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

June 26, 2014 2014, book rating, C, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Series: Blood of Eden, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (dystopia) Published by Harlequin Teen, 2012 E-book, Purchased 485 pages Grade: C Synopsis: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims… Read more »

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Review: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Review: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

June 25, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 11

  Earth Girl by Janet Edwards Series: Earth Girl, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Published by Harper Voyager, 2012 E-book, Purchased 358 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A sensational YA science fiction debut from an exciting new British author. Jarra is stuck on Earth while the rest of humanity portals around the universe. But can she prove to the norms that she’s more than just an Earth Girl? 2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save… Read more »

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Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

June 24, 2014 2014, B, book rating, reviews 5

  And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst Series: None Genre: YA Science Fiction (post apocalyptic/dystopia) Published by Andrea K. Höst, 2012 E-book, Purchased 204 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Come for the apocalypse. Stay for cupcakes. Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings. None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind…. Read more »

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My summer reading list

My summer reading list

June 17, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 21

The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. The books I’m excited about reading this summer–a mix of books published this summer and books I already own and want to read–more than just ten! New Books Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (June 24) I read the first book (Sleigh Bells in the Snow) in this series around Christmas last year. Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine. Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander (July 1) I finished the last book (Deadshifted) in this series about a month ago and am looking forward to this book since the last book ended in a cliffhanger. The Escape by Mary Balogh… Read more »

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Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

June 14, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Narrated by Kristine Hvam Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011 E-book, Purchased Length: 12 hours, 32 minutes 418 pages Grade: B+ Narration Grade: B+ Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. Meet Karou…. Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year…

My favorite books so far this year…

June 10, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for quite a while. Several weeks I’ve meant to, but things have always come up! Anyway, this topic–Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year–is one I’ve been thinking about because I’ve read a lot of good books already! The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. In no particular order… Caszandra by Andrea K. Host (science fiction/fantasy, Grade: A)–this was the first book I read this year and is the last book in the Touchstone series. I like this series very much. Pivot Point by Kasie West (young adult fantasy, Grade: B+)–this isn’t a perfect book (what is?!!),… Read more »

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Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

June 7, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Silence by Michelle Sagara Narrated by Alexandra Bailey Series: The Queen of the Dead, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by DAW, 2012 E-book, Purchased 289 pages (9:22 hours) Grade: B+ Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: It began in the graveyard…  Ever since her boyfriend Nathan had died in a tragic accident, Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night.  During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was.  For Emma, life had stopped with Nathan’s death.  But tonight was different.  Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery.  There were two others… Read more »

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June books on my radar…

June books on my radar…

June 2, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 7

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! June 3 I haven’t read any of the Elemental Masters series,… Read more »

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Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

May 29, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Series: Perry & Gobi, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011 E-book, Library 192 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel. It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on… Read more »

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TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

April 16, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge is posted on the third Wednesday each month. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross Series: Letters to Nowhere, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Long Walk Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 288 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics… I’ve gotten used to the dead parents face. I’ve gotten used to living with my gymnastics coach. I’ve even adjusted to sharing a bathroom with his way-too-hot son. Dealing with boys is not something that’s made it onto my list of… Read more »

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