The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke Release date: October 2012 Borrowed from local library My rating: 5/5 stars “The vendor shouted behind me, angry curses that would’ve made a real lady blush. Then Tarrin joined in, screaming at me to come back, hollering that he hadn’t been joking about the assassins. I squeezed… Read More Assassin’s Curse – Book Review
Title: Hero’s Purpose Author: D.A. Irsik Genre: Christian / Coming of Age Hero’s Purpose by D. A. Irsik is the third in the Hero’s Series and follows the journey of Sela, a freshman in high school, and her best friends, Emily and Zach. They are Christians who are starting a school group called… Read More Editorial Review – Hero’s Purpose
Title: The Raven Boys Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Press Published on: September 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Young-Adult Fiction Synopsis (via Goodreads): “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
Partials by Dan Wells: Guest book review Genre: YA, Dystopian Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have… Read More Partials – Book Review
Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson SheltonSeries: Endgame #1 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Published: October 7th 2014 by HarperTeen Pages: 477, Hardcover Source: Library The Blurb: Twelve thousand years ago, they came.
More Than This – Guest Book Review My rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Young Adult Length: 480 pages A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies. Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive. How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place? As he struggles… Read More More Than This – Book Review
Author: Derrick Smythe Title: The Other Magic Genre: YA / Epic Fantasy This novel is the first in a fantasy series that promises to explore magic and religious devotion while taking readers on a grand, mysterious adventure.
Shadow Scale – Guest Post Review Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Published: 03/10/2015 Summary: The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl,… Read More Shadow Scale – Book Review
Title: The Falconer’s Apprentice Author: Malve von Hassell Genre: YA / Historical fiction The Falconer’s Apprentice is a coming-of-age novel that follows the journey of a young man named Andreas, who has only known life inside the walls of Castle Kragenberg as an apprentice to a falconer. When a falcon named Adela is… Read More Editorial Review – The Falconer’s Apprentice
The Winter Knife – Guest Post Book Review My rating: 4 of 5 stars Good YA literature will stay with me long after I am finished with it, even as an adult. I would have been in the prime target audience for this book when I was a teenager, and I would… Read More The Winter Knife – Book Review