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

Lauren Myracle Withdraws From National Book Award Finalist List

Lauren Myracle has been described as the next generation's Judy Blume. High praise, indeed. After her novel, Shine, was announced as a young people's literature finalist for this year's National Book Award in error she was asked by the National Book Foundation to voluntarily remove her her book from contention. Myracle did and she did it with class. ...more
@sassymonkey@beyondelsewhere Beware the tale of the press release - I have heard that there is ...more