Category Archives: Young Adult

Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer delivers the most riveting and lovely novel I’ve read in awhile in her first offering, Twilight. It is followed up by the equally delicious New Moon and the soon to be released Eclipse*. Twilight begins the story of … Continue reading

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Forever In Blue by Ann Brashares

The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood is Ann Brashares last entry in her remarkable Traveling Pants series. It’s somewhat bittersweet to read the novel knowing that while the girls are just begining their biggest adventures we, the readers, are saying … Continue reading

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Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

As an astute reader might guess from the title (and the cover, which features a mirror) Gail Carson Levine’s new novel Fairest is an interpretation of the fairy tale Snow White. Though the story is set in the same world … Continue reading

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Sharon Shinn’s Summers at Castle Auburn

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn was recommended to me through an author’s blog, though I’m embarrassed to admit I forget which one. I found it recently at the library and picked it up on a whim. The book … Continue reading

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Avalon High by Meg Cabot

There’s a great big, batten down the hatches kind of storm headed my way. I should probably be putting buckets over my tulips or some such, but instead it has put me in mind of the big, batten down the … Continue reading

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Book Review: L.A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack, Libba Bray’s Great and Terrible Beauty

L.A. Meyer creates a fiesty young heroine in Mary “Bloody Jack” Faber. The first novel of the series is entitled Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy, which is rather a mouthful … Continue reading

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Sherwood Smith

I can’t get enough of this great author. I was tickled to discover a short story called “Beauty” recently in the fantasy anthology Firebirds. This sweet little tale picks up some twenty years down the road from Court Duel. Ms. … Continue reading

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The Princess Diaries vs the Mediator series by Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot, of Princess Diary fame, has written about more than Princess Mia. Her geeky girl turned royalty series captured the imagination of many a tween (and Disney studios.) Surprisingly, these admitedly fun books aren’t her best work! Protaganist Princess … Continue reading

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