Thoughts on : My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Thoughts on : My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

My Siter Rosa by Justine Larbalestier Audio narration : David Linski Genre : YA, contemporary Stand alone About the Book  : What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister? Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who...

Read More

Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Thoughts on : One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus Audio narration : Kim Mai Guest , MacLeod Andrews , Shannon McManus , Robbie Daymond Genre : Mystery, YA Stand alone About the Book  : Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal,...

Read More

Thoughts on : Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Thoughts on : Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia Genre : YA, Contemporary Stand alone About the Book  : Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace...

Read More

Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Pages : 522 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend...

Read More

Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Contemporary, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up...

Read More

Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson Pages : 387 Genre : YA, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But...

Read More

Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas Pages : 422 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly...

Read More

Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Review : Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Pages : 407 Genre : YA, Fantasy Series : Caraval, book 1 My Rating : 2.5/5 About the Book  : Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show,...

Read More