I’m always happy to have a local bookstore like King’s English that is so excellent at programming events. The launch of the Smart Chicks Kick It! tour was here in Salt Lake City so it was fun to go see the author panel, which consisted of Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Ally Condie, Bethany Griffin, Richelle [...]
I read a YA book every month for my YA book group, and I didn’t care for this month’s selection at all. The Fool’s Girl tells the story behind the play Twelfth Night, focusing on the daughter (Violetta) and son (Stephano) of the couples in the play.
Normally, I’d expect to enjoy this [...]
I review an ARC of Personal Demons on The Bureau Chiefs website. Click on over if you are interested in books about teenage girls who are the lust objects of angels and demons.
I write about Melissa Marr’s YA urban fantasy series in Get Yer YA Out: Wicked Lovely. Click on over and take a look!
I have a new feature over on The Bureau Chiefs where I examine YA books with adult appeal. The first article looks at Heist Society by Ally Carter.
While stranded in Illinois with only one book that I don’t much feel like reading, I snagged Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart books from my little sister’s room and read them in a few days. The adventures of an atypical Victorian heroine in a gritty version of London were extremely entertaining.
The Ruby in the [...]
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
This is what my YA book club is reading this month. Life as We Knew It is a harrowing and gripping story that details one family’s life after a meteor collides with the moon. It is written in diary format, as Miranda chronicles her daily [...]
Books about girls disguising themselves as men are fairly common in the YA fantasy genre, but Eon combines disguise, dragons, and a historic Asian setting to come up with an extremely readable novel. Eon is being raised as a boy by her master as one of the eleven candidates for the Rat Dragon. Dragons [...]