Tag: YA

When to Eat a Friend

Honor Lost

Honor Lost

I really appreciated this series diversity of relationships and delving into proper use of gender pronouns. But if I ever get violently overtaken by an alien parasite which attaches itself to my brain and brutally, horrifically changes by mind and body and my friend almost immediately starts combining names like were some celebrity couple…

I’m going to eat the bitch.

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 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 […]

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 […]