Review: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

This is the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls series....more

Book Unreview: Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell

This is not a book review. I was not able to finish the book or even get farther than three chapters.  This is because Trickster’s Girl is kind of awful. It is a “gee, why don’t I write a fantasy with a completely random non-specific hodge-podge of Native American mythology and then completely disrespect it via my heroine!” kind of book. It is a “why don’t I glom together a bunch of Native American belief systems then randomly throw in new agey ley lines!” kind of book....more

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Saint Training: A Heartfelt Journey of a Young Girl's Faith

Elizabeth Fixmer's Saint Training ended up winning the INSPY award for Literature for Young People, and I have to say that I personally loved the book and am glad that it won. There are so many topics covered in this novel –- the Vietnam war, feminism, race relations, the changing Catholic church in the 60′s –- but at its heart is a story about a girl who is coming into her own understanding of her faith. That type of story is exactly what I am looking for when I am picking up Christian fiction, and I am so happy to say that Saint Training is an excellent example of Christian literature for teens for this reason. ...more
I definitely want to read this.  As someone who really likes things that are black and white, ...more

Review: Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

I just realized I've never read the final book in the series, Inkdeath. And it's even possible I ...more

Review: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter

I keep finding myself daydreaming about turning back time and enrolling into spy school instead of high school.  I’m pretty sure I would have been awesome at that.  I also loved the pop culture references.  Especially the Buffy and Spike ones.  And I loved the sisterhood among the girls at the academy.  The love interest was cute (if not particularly spectacular) and its always fun to go on the first love journey with a new character. ...more The Babysitter's Club are pretty awesome books! I used to LOVE those. This ...more

1: Gregor

When I got my Nook, the first three books I read on it were the Hunger Games trilogy (lent to me by Katherine‘s awesome mom), and when Katherine suggested I check out the author’s earlier children’s series, the Underland Chronicles, I knew I would d...more