Tag: YA

Reading Down Memory Lane

Paperback Crush

Paperback Crush

By: Gabrielle Moss

Feeling a little nostalgic for non-fiction November I decided to read Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80’s and 90’s Teen Fiction and wound up having quiet the little trip down memory lane. This is actually one of two books I’ve read that said Jessica Wakefield (my fav from Sweet Valley High) was a sociopath.

Honestly it doesn’t surprise me a bit.

Carpe Noctem

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake

By: Marisha Pessl

Grade: A+

“Look around. It’s almost gone. 

If only someone had told me that before. About life. If only I had understood.”

When I first read the synopsis for Pessl’s first YA novel about a girl and her friends who wind up in a purgatory like place and have to vote to see which single one gets to live it shot to one of my most anticipated of the year. It just sounded like something up my alley and like something that Pessl could knock out of the park and needless to say I definitely think she did!

The Serpent King

The Serpent King Author: Jeff Zentner Genre: YA Grade: B+ Dill, Lydia and Travis are all small town kids and high school outcasts (for a variety of reasons) who are either dreaming of bigger lives […]

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt Author: Wendy Higgins Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: B A lot of the time when reading a book like this I get the feeling the young characters are confusing lust with true love. That […]

This May Sound Crazy

This May Sound Crazy Author: Abigail Breslin Genre: Real People Grade: — It’s pretty much the case with me whenever I read or see something scary I have to immediately find something that’s light and […]

Vengeance Road

Vengeance Road Author: Erin Bowman Genre: YA/Western Grade: A Come for the cover stay for the story! Kate is on the vengeance road out for blood after the Rose Riders string up her father. She […]