Category Archives: Young Adult

Gideon’s Spear (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #2), by Darby Karchut (2014)

Gideon’s Spear is not one of those novels that pushes you along toward its conclusion. Rather, it reaches out from the last page, and pulls you through twists and turns, ups and downs, and everything else author Darby Karchut can … Continue reading

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We Are The Goldens, by Dana Reinhardt (2014)

We Are the Goldens (2014) By Dana Reinhardt Nellayla That’s what a young Nell used to call herself, because she was so close to her older sister. Layla would laugh: “I am Layla,” and [Layla] tapped [her] chest, then you … Continue reading

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The Tycoon’s Daughter (Treadwell Academy Novels), by Caitlyn Duffy (2014)

Before the first word of this story, there are voluminous resources as to how and when and where to get help for eating disorders. There’s encouragement. There’s potentially life-saving information. This is one thing that I love about Caitlyn Duffy’s … Continue reading

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Watch Thorsdaze for the first glimpse of The Stag Lord full cover (It is gorgeous)

  Bannerman “Bann” Boru is in serious trouble. He’s fleeing across America. What makes things treacherous for Bann is that he’s being chased by a shape-shifter, Cernunos, who wants nothing more than to see Bann die, slowly and painfully. Bann … Continue reading

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The Summer of Letting Go, by Gae Polisner (2014)

This book killed me. Not only is it unputdownable, I received a review copy from the publisher last November. It was one of my favorite books of the year, and yet I COULDN’T PUT IT IN MY TOP TEN! FINALLY, … Continue reading

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The Summer of Letting Go, by Gae Polisner (2014)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy from the publisher via NetGalley) It’s summertime, to paraphrase the song, and the livin’ ain’t easy, not for Francesca “Frankie” Schnell. It’s the summer she turns sixteen, and it’s supposed to be filled … Continue reading

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Rival, by Lacy Yager (2013)

Imagine your boyfriend is trying to beat the crap out of you, and you end up hating him because he gave up on you before he could finish you off. That’s the dilemma Emily finds herself in at the beginning … Continue reading

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