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You'll find new reviews here ranging in genres from sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, suspense, historical fiction, action, adventure, middlegrade and more in all age categories. Though there tends to be more YA reviewed here than other genres, this blog is in no way limited to that.
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Book Spotlight: Air
On May 31, Air became available via Barnes & Noble - it's a new YA contemporary novel by Ryan Gattis.
What's it about, you ask?
When 17-year-old Grey
witnesses the tragic death of his mother in Colorado, he is shipped off
to live with his aunt in inner-city Baltimore. Grey struggles to fit in
to his new school and environment until his
new friend, Akil, introduces him to the enigmatic Kurtis, the leader of
a group that uses high-octane sports as a form of social activism. By
challenging the police with death-defying stunts and then posting videos
of them online, Kurtis, Grey, and their group
become unlikely heroes in the fight against the prejudice that
As Kurtis takes Grey
under his wing, they come up with a name, an insignia and attract more
and more followers to their extreme acts. The lines between social
activism and criminal behavior blur and their escalating
stunts become a rallying point for the underprivileged and
disenfranchised around the country, spreading like wildfire across the
Internet. How far will Grey and Kurtis go to push their message, and can
their fragile alliance withstand their growing power?
Definitely keep an eye out for Air and check it out here!!!
Reckless is a YA fantasy adventure by the ever-revered (for good reason) Cornelia Funke.
Jacob Reckless has been passing through a mirror portal in his father's forgotten (or, rather, ignored) study for years now. After his father disappeared and his mother became a shell of her former self, he found it. Since then, it's been hard to stay tethered to his world - instead, he's become more and more connected to the alternative option.
In fact, he's managed to make a name for himself as a treasure hunter. And always by his side is a loyal vixen named Fox, a shape-shifter. She's probably the closest thing he has to a friend - but Jacob still considers himself a loner. But he's become comfortable with the different creatures, monsters, and magic this world has to offer - even though right now they are at war with a stone people called Goyl. None of that interests him. He just seeks out his mysterious objects and fetches good prices.
Real Live Boyfriends is a YA contemporary novel by E. Lockhart, and the fourth novel in the Ruby Oliver quartet.
Here we are on the last day of “Ruby Oliver Week” and if you aren’t already reading these books – well, why not?
But I’m more than sure most of you are – and hopefully you’re all caught up, and therefore not at risk of being spoiled by my review of Real Live Boyfriends. You’ve been warned!
Ruby Oliver is beginning her senior year of high school with a real live boyfriend: Noel.
At least she thought she was.
After having spent the rest of junior year and the beginning of summer being fully in love (okay, they never actually said the word, but the vibes were strongly in that direction), Ruby is now confused.
When Noel went to visit his brother in New York for a while, almost every day they talked on the phone and exchanged funny emails. She never once felt insecure.
Until all of a sudden – communication stopped. Ruby would call and he wouldn’t answer. She’d leave a voice mai…
S.O.S. is the third and final book in Gordon Korman's middle-grade Titanic trilogy.
This is the third book in a trilogy, book addicts! You must, I repeat, must read the first two books (Unsinkable and Collision Course) before you read this review. Otherwise you are just going to ruin all the twists! Sure, we know the Titanic sinks - but the surprises that are revealed about our characters, among other things, should not be spoiled!
But all of you that have read the first two books (which I hope are many of you, because this a great series), can rest assured that I won't spoil anything from S.O.S. itself - just a basic recap and my opinion.
The Titanic is sinking. No one wants to believe it, but the bow is almost imperceptibly starting to dip into the freezing Atlantic Ocean - and our four main characters are thrown into a race for survival.
Paddy is locked up below deck, having finally been caught as a stowaway. In one cell over are the very criminals that wish him dead…