Posts Tagged: young adult

Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

December 18, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas Series: The Elemental Trilogy #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Balzer & Bray, 2013 e-book, purchased 464 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death. Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all… Read more »

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Favorite New-to-Me Authors

Favorite New-to-Me Authors

December 17, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is 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! » » » » » » Since I participated this year in The New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog I was able to quickly find my top ten favorite new authors for this year. I added links to each of my book reviews. Most of my favorite new authors wrote fantasy or urban… Read more »

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Review: Hunting by Andrea K. Höst

December 16, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Andrea K. Höst is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! I’ve already achieved my challenge amount of 25 new authors for 2013 so the rest of the new authors I read this year are extras! » » » » » » » » » Hunting by Andrea K. Höst Series: Unknown Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Andrea K. Höst, 2013 E-book, purchased 266 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Ash Lenthard doesn’t call herself a vigilante…. Read more »

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Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

December 12, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

Rae Carson is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson Fire and Thorns, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Greenwillow, 2011 E-book, Purchased 423 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable…. Read more »

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My Winter TBR List

My Winter TBR List

December 10, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is 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–the ten books on my winter TBR list. The books on my list are all books released in December, January and February. Thus, the list has many books from my December books on my radar post from last week as well as books on my TTT 2014 most anticipated books also from last week! » »… Read more »

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2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read

December 3, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I participate in when I can. It’s a great meme and is 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 look ahead to 2014 and the books we can’t wait to read. The 2014 books I’m especially excited about are only about the first half of the year since I’m not sure what’s being published the last half of 2014. These are all the next book in a series in which I’m actually caught… Read more »

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December books on my radar…

December books on my radar…

December 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

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 always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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Review: Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

Review: Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

October 29, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

Martin Leicht and Isla Neal are new authors to me whom I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » » » » Poking my head out just a smidge from the top of the stairwell, I see my helmet-wearing friends are still lurking in the halls. There are five of them, dressed in dark fatigues that are sooo five years ago. If we were on better terms, I’d inform them that they… Read more »

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Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

October 10, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 6

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Series: Not Sure Genre: Young Adult Vampire Fantasy Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013 e-book, purchased 419 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a… Read more »

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Review: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

Review: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

September 28, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 3

Phillip Pullman is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » » » » The Golden Compass is also frequently on banned or challenged book lists. Even though I’ve had this book in print form for years and my family have all read it and told me how good it is I hadn’t read it before now. I was curious why this book would be a banned book. Rita_h at… Read more »

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