Tag Archives: YA

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
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This is a fairly typical YA book about rumors and reputations and bullies. It’s got quite a few slut-shaming incidents and scenes depicting how boys get away with sleeping around but girls never can. It’s not groundbreaking or anything, but it was … Continue reading

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The Books of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
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The City of Ember – I enjoyed this first installment in the popular dystopian YA series. It follows two teens, Lina and Doon, as they look for a way to save or escape their dying subterranean city. The story takes place … Continue reading

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The House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
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I first read The House of the Scorpion seven or eight years ago when my oldest was in elementary school. He decided, based on the cover and blurb, that this book looked like it would be his “most favorite book … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Crap I Read Lately…and I DO mean crap.
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I’ve been slacking on my posts SOOO much, and I guess it’s time to rectify that. Sort of. I normally post a review after every book I read…however, as I am now more than just a handful behind, I’m taking … Continue reading

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Delirium – Lauren Oliver
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Summary: Lena lives in a future USA in which the government has decided that all the problems of the world were caused by love  – amor delirium nervosa – and has figured out a way to remove the ability to … Continue reading

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