When to Eat a Friend

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... Continue Reading →

An Enchanting Spring Read

Enchantée By: Gita Trelease Paris. Versailles. Love. Magic. Hot air ballon and handsome inventors. The French Revolution. Marie Antionette (well, a cameo) and the crazy parties of the aristocracy while the world burned. Even the cover of this book screams, "Read me in the Spring!" Okay, that could just be me. Camille is trying to... Continue Reading →

Space Les Mis: Sky Without Stars

Sky Without Stars By: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell Released on: March 26th This book is being described as Les Mis meets the Lunar Chronicles so naturally I had to read this immediately! When there was a chance to do a Fantastic Flying Book Club tour I jumped at the opportunity. Many thanks to them and... Continue Reading →

Reading Down Memory Lane

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... Continue Reading →

Carpe Noctem

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... Continue Reading →

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 or feeling that they're stuck in the lives their parents and families made for them. Not great ones at that.... Continue Reading →

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 was strong in this one. I mean their bodies were responding pretty much from the first minute yet I just... Continue Reading →

The 5th Wave Film

The Fifth Wave Genre: YA/Sci-Fi/ Book Adaptation... Grade: C  The aliens have arrived and attack us in a series of waves including taking the power, spreading disease, and mass destruction without ever being seen. The 5th Wave based on the book by Rick Yancey (that I very much enjoyed) tells the story of Cassie, a... Continue Reading →

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 fluffy in order to get over the trauma. I like Abigail Breslin. I'm enjoying her on Scream Queens and I... Continue Reading →

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 chases them down come hell or high water and is totally willing to pay the ultimate price because she feels... Continue Reading →

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