Title: Elements Author: Nia Markos Genre: Urban Fantasy / Young Adult Elements (Book One—The Crystal Series) by Nia Markos is an imaginative Young Adult Urban Fantasy. The book starts out in the setting of Alba with some backstory that sets up the current plot.
Title: One Sunny Night Author: Charon Dunn Genre: YA Science Fiction This coming-of-age story tells how Leroy “Sonny” Knight grows and adapts following a terrorist attack during a clashball game. The story is set in a futuristic version of the world: Earth has suffered from meteors and the Americas have been split into new islands and… Read More Editorial Review – One Sunny Night
Title: General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms Author: David Bush Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Set in the animal kingdom called “Our Land,” General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms is told through the eyes of a cat named Miaow. After having been witness to the inequalities of… Read More Editorial Review – General Jack and the Battle of the Five Kingdoms
My last blog post was a review of Divergent; the first of the trilogy which I absolutely loved. It was with this same enthusiasm that I started Insurgent, the film adaptation of which has been recently released in the cinema.
Author: Lindsay Schuster Title: Journey Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Christian Fiction This deeply relational novel offers a fitting close to a trilogy about four friends who have been through rough patches in their lives from high school on. Now facing their last year in college, the young women enter a new phase… Read More Editorial Review – Journey
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: 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