Category Archives: Young Adult

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike’sdebut novel is an eye-catching beauty.  The eye is drawn to it like a butterfly to nectar.  A book this lovely needs very little in the way of blurb to get me to bring it home, and although I’ve been … Continue reading

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Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Do you know what unicorns, teenager girls and Alexander the Great have in common?  No?  Clearly you need to delve in Diana Peterfreund’s marvelous new novel Rampant.   Astrid Llewelyn always thought her mother was more than a little nuts.  Besieged … Continue reading

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Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

This debut novel from Cindy Pon has received a lot of buzz from a surprisingly diverse set of authors. I first heard about the book from Sherwood Smith, author of the Inda high fantasy series and then again from Meg … Continue reading

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The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Julie Berry’s The Amaranth Enchantment is a lovely novel that I happened upon quite by accident. It is a debut book in the vein of writers such as Gail Carson Levine, Donna Jo Napoli, or Shanno Hale. I’m always excited … Continue reading

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Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Meg Cabot, according to the Blogger search feature I’ve mentioned her in over 13 posts over the past few years. I’ve read almost every book she’s written except Nicola and the … Continue reading

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Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce is the second book in the Legend of Beka Cooper series. Set in the land of Tortall, almost two hundred years before her popular series Song of the Lioness, Bloodhound is a different sort of beast … Continue reading

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3 Willows by Ann Brashares

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares Set in the same hometown as Brasheres‘ bestselling Travelling Pants novels, 3 Willows picks up after the previous series has ended. The book introduces three new friends Ama, Jo and Polly and … Continue reading

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is a book set in a dystopian future where everyone undergoes an operation to become pretty on their sixteenth birthday. Not beautiful, mind, just pretty. Everyone is equally pretty and tall and even skin coloration is … Continue reading

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The Tale’s of Beedle the Bard

In case you’ve missed out on the news, everyone’s favorite storyteller, J.K. Rowling has handwritten 7 copies of the Beedle the Bard stories featured in the last Harry Potter novel. Amazon bought one and is sharing, sort of it. Check … Continue reading

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Maureen Johnson’s Bermudez Triangle and other books

Maureen Johnson is in good company. Thanks to the efforts of one irate parent who riled up a schoolboard she has joined the ranks of the banned book authors. It’s sad when a book gets banned by people who haven’t … Continue reading

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