Tag Archive | Young Adult

Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome To Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an extraordinary novella. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story is visceral, frightening, and all too realistic.Mirii is a survivor, a young woman on the edge of adulthood and ‘freedom’. But how free are you, really, when your whole life […]

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley My rating: 4 of 5 stars St. Hilda’s Grammar School. Hotbed of teenage girl angst. Ady, Clem and Kate have nothing in common other than the school they attend. At first it’s hard to distinguish the individual voices of the characters. The tone and language used for each girl […]

All The Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, I don’t know what I was I expecting, but it wasn’t this. And yet, when I was given it, I loved it! Beatriz and Pete and Joachin and Daniel, and the Pilgrims, and the Soria’s, and the history, and mystery, and […]

Obernewtyn

Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]

A Shadow’s Breath

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes My rating: 5 of 5 stars The date I read this may be a little out, but the timing is not. I devoured this book in a sitting. It is a compelling and heart-wrenching story, and the writing is spot-on. I was taking with a friend recently about reading […]

Everybody Sees The Ants

Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was GREAT!!!Lucky Linderman is my new hero. Smart, funny and an emotional young man. I do love a book with a male character that can articulate his feelings in an authentic way. Lucky is a total dude. Can totally recommend as […]

Coraline

Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]