Twelve stories about summer told in twelve different styles by twelve of the most wonderful Young Adult authors.
I was really excited to see this compilation when I was looking for books to read for my Summer Reading Challenge. And while it is a good... Read More | Share it now!
College girl Savannah works two jobs and studies for her classes. She’s got no time for a relationship, but for some reason, has decided that a one-night stand sounds perf. There’s no discussion about whether it’s because the girl... Read More | Share it now!
Lulling, nightmarish and unusual,
Conjured makes you feel like you are the main character. Eve’s past is non-existent. She can’t remember anything, and often wonders how she knows things like what a seatbelt is, but not how to use... Read More | Share it now!
From the first paragraph, you are thoroughly aware that this isn’t your typical Young Adult fare. It’s a most unusual and unique tale that is told in an old-fashioned manner. It is bright and hopeful; it is shadowy and piercing. And while... Read More | Share it now!
Is it possible to think that a book is both extraordinarily profound and trite? Told in alternating chapters of present day and the past, you slowly learn why Cassie was left by her parents at the mental institution and why she chooses to leave it... Read More | Share it now!
If you like time-travel stories, you are in for a treat. This spectacular voyage via ink and paper leaves all recent forays in this genre back in the Stone Age.
All she knows is playing the violin. Etta Spencer has no time for anything else.... Read More | Share it now!
Last summer for COYER, I really buckled down and got through a lot of my books that have just been sitting around and gathering dust. The problem was that I was so targeted on the scavenger hunt part of the challenge that I started looking for books... Read More | Share it now!
Many of you may have noticed that I read quite a few books this past summer. I took part in the COYER Scavenger Hunt which was a lot of fun. Not only were we challenged to read our stacks of books and “piles” of eBooks that have been... Read More | Share it now!
77 days; it ran from June 20th through today. Plus there were 80 scavenger hunt items to accomplish. At final count, I read 51 books, about 18 short of my wildly unrealistic goal. Yes, I am a very fast reader; plus most of these are YA, so they are... Read More | Share it now!
You know the story – Aladdin is a street rat, Jasmine is a princess. There’s a sultan who only wants to play with his toys all day while he basically lets his Grand Vizier, Jafar, make all of the decisions. Slightly dotty, the sultan never... Read More | Share it now!