Category Archives: YA

Yet Another “Best of” List

NPR has compiled a list of the 100 best ever teen novels, as voted on by its dedicated readers. I always have issues with “best of” lists, because they’re so obviously biased toward newer material. I’m pleasantly surprised with the … Continue reading

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Jem Carstairs: Bookish’s New Favorite Everything

[Note: If you haven't read anything in Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series, (1) This won't make any sense, and (2) what is wrong with you.] As a rule, I don’t publicly gush* over a single aspect of a book … Continue reading

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Adults Should Read Adult Books

That is, according to Joel Stein. I’m not going to bother rehashing the article, because it’s ridiculous. Instead, I’m going to compile some lists! YA books that are better than most adult fiction (“Better” meaning well-written with an engaging plot.) … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

As anticipated, I received a good batch of reading material for Christmas. And now, we present the to-read list for 2012. (That is, in addition to the books I already have.) Hurrah! Inside Out and Back Again; Thanhha Lai For … Continue reading

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Review: Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty; Jenny Han Belly lives for summers at the beach house. She considers Laurel her second mother, and Laurel’s sons an extra set of brothers (who she also crushes on). She and her mother spend their … Continue reading

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Review: Forbidden

Forbidden; Tabitha Suzuma I’ve read enough incest books (that sounds weird; just go with it) to know all about the squeamish feelings. Flowers in the Attic. Middlesex. And though you know a brother/sister ship is awful and gross, there’s a … Continue reading

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Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour; Morgan Matson This book is so much fun. I mean, I knew I would like it based on the fact “epic” is in the title (don’t judge me), but I hadn’t expected to like it … Continue reading

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Review: Goliath

Goliath; Scott Westerfeld Ever have one of those books that you can’t wait to read, but you don’t want the story to end? This is one of those books. Actually it’s the entire series. It makes me sad to think … Continue reading

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Review: City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels; Cassandra Clare I’m not going to lie—I thought this series should have ended at City of Glass. It was a trilogy, right? We resolved our conflict and had our happy ending, and our favorite Shadow Hunters … Continue reading

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Time Will Come #30

Every Thursday I’ll present a book in my queue that I haven’t gotten around to reading. It’s a good way to remind myself of what I have waiting for me. (Hosted by Books for Company.) The Sweet Far Thing; Libba … Continue reading

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