Category Archives: Young Adult

Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore (7 Kingdoms #3)
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Ugh, super boring. Bitterblue is one of those main characters that I felt like smacking throughout most of the book. You are the QUEEN, girl. Why are you letting everyone lie to you? Fire your shady-ass advisors, quit worrying what … Continue reading

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Fire – Kristin Cashore (7 Kingdoms #2)
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Fire is about a girl with magic hair, and – yeah that’s right, I said magic hair –¬† and magic beauty that can make people overcome with desire. There’s also some nonsense about her being able to control people’s minds, … Continue reading

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Graceling – Kristin Cashore (7 Kingdoms #1)
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Yet another YA series that I keep hearing is so good, so I finally broke down and read it. It was…good. Not great, not bad. I don’t really have a lot of opinions on Graceling, other than that I moderately … Continue reading

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Well, I did it to myself AGAIN, but…
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Well, I did it to myself again, but…it’s that time of year when I allow my students to choose from a list of novels to read. This year, I was dumb and let them choose from TEN selections. This was … Continue reading

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Rebel Angels & The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle 2&3) by Libba Bray
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Oh look, I’m actually for once reviewing an ENTIRE series! Usually my interest in writing up reviews tends to fizzle out after the first one, it seems. Especially when my interest in the book fizzles out like it did with … Continue reading

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A Strange and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) – Libba Bray
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What a strange book. It kept me entertained, but as I sit here thinking about it, more and more stuff keeps popping into my mind. First, the good. OK, this cover? Gorgeous, and really the thing that made me read … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
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Otherwise known as the last, most incredible book I read. Ooh, man, I REALLY liked this one. Twins Tennyson and Bronte, who are having some issues at home, disagree about Bronte’s new boyfriend, Brewster Rawlins. Tennyson feels his sister can … Continue reading

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The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
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The Giver – Now, folks, THIS is what a dystopia should be…complex, controlled, dysphoric and incredibly, believeably real. Jonas is selected to become the next Receiver of Memory of his drab, gray, deprived community. He seems to have a special … Continue reading

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Eh…this book was very nearly a DNF for me. And, to be honest, I’m not sure if that is the fault of Divergent itself or me as a reader. As you may have noticed in my¬†earlier post, I am kinda … Continue reading

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
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Sorta liked it: Seraphina is an original, clever, political novel about a medieval society in which dragons take human form and interact fairly freely with the rest of the population. I found the world of Goredd fascinatingly real and well … Continue reading

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