Posts Tagged: young adult

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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Top Ten Tuesday–Best Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday–Best Sequels

September 24, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I participate in occasionally. 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 tell about the best sequels ever. As usual I had a bit of trouble with this! So many books are written as a series and have more than two books. Karen and I each came up with five books. We fudged a bit and some of the books are… Read more »

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Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

September 5, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Series: The Lunar Chronicles, book 2 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Feiwell & Friends (MacMillan), 2013 E-book, Purchased 464 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts,… Read more »

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September 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 3, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

A list of the many books I’m interested in this month…some I will definitely buy…others will wait awhile or I won’t buy them at all since I already have a huge TBR pile of books (on my shelf and on my e-reader)! This creates a list for me so I hope I don’t forget authors and books I like. And I hope others will find some books they may not have thought of! » » » » » » » » » » » » September 3 I’ve been reading the October Daye series this summer since I’d fallen behind so I’m almost caught up! One of my very favorite series…. Read more »

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July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2013 Books On My Radar

July 2, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I have a few books I’m very excited about this month and then a few more I’m more on the fence about or that I will wait for a little longer! July 9 I haven’t read the first book in this series, but it sounds great and I’ve heard good things about it so I hope to read both books sometime soon! Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier Series: Shadowfell series, book 2 Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: YA Fantasy 418 pages Synopsis: Neryn has finally found the rebel group at Shadowfell, and now her task is to seek out the elusive Guardians, vital to her training as… Read more »

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April 2013 Books

April 2013 Books

April 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

April 1 This is free right now for the Kindle (I’m not sure about other sites) Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn Prequel Novella (54 pages) Published by Harlequin Mira Genre: Historical  Synopsis: Kenya, 1918  Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.  In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder’s skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to… Read more »

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