I loved Going Down in Flames, so I was eager to revisit Bryn and her friends in Bridges Burned. I was a bit disappointed with it. There was too much boy angst, and the non-ending diminished my enjoyment. The action picked up in the second half, but it was all setup for the next book in the series. The book doesn’t end so much as it tapers off to nothing. I found this very frustrating. Read more
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I had to wait a long time for the library to get a copy of Deep Betrayal, so there has been a huge time gap since I read Lies Beneath. When I first started reading this, the plot details were a little fuzzy, but things cleared up relatively quickly. I really enjoy this series, and I was delighted when Deep Betrayal did NOT end on a cliffhanger! Win for the reader! I hate cliffhangers, with only love triangles scoring higher on my list of pet peeves. There’s no hint of that here, either, with Lily and Calder deeply involved with each other for the entire book. That’s not to say they didn’t have their disagreements, but another guy was never dangled into the reader’s face in an effort to force some tension into the plot. Double yay! Read more
This morning I have a bundle of awesomeness for you to win. Candlewick Press wants to celebrate, and they are inviting you to enter for a chance to win this incredible bundle of their young adult books that received a nod from Time Magazine’s by landing on their Top 100 YA books of all-time.
TIME MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES TOP 100 YOUNG ADULT AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF ALL-TIME
CANDLEWICK PRESS EARNS 10 “BEST OF” NODS IN THE DISTINGUISHED RANKINGS
One of the most prominent news magazines in the U.S., TIME magazine, has declared we are living in a “golden age” of children’s and young adult books. A claim supported by ongoing sales reports that books for young readers and teens continue to dominate the bestseller charts and lead industry growth as they find wide audiences beyond their intended age demographics.
With the assistance of industry experts, reviewers, and major literacy non-profits, TIME has compiled a list to honor the all-time classics, both old and new.
Candlewick Press, a leading independent children’s book publisher based near Boston, Massachusetts, is proud to announce ten titles from its publishing list have been selected for inclusion – all remarkable works of writing and illustrating – that have established themselves as enduring favorites via critical and commercial success. Both National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo, and celebrated novelist, Patrick Ness, have the remarkable achievement of having two of their works selected. Candlewick’s titles include:
Feed by M. T. Anderson
Anderson takes on consumerism in this smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. Read more
Perfect Couple sounded like a cute read, so I was excited to receive an eARC. I had a couple issues with the story right off the get go, and they prevented me from completely enjoying the book. Your mileage will probably vary. When all was said and done, I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it, either. It’s a quick read that kept me turning the pages for an afternoon and I don’t regret reading it. Read more
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I’ve had my eye on Mounted for a while, so I was beyond thrilled when it was an Amazon Deal of the Day a few weeks ago. Cost? FREE! I loved this book, and once I finished, I promptly purchased book 2. At $2.99, I couldn’t resist finding out what happens next. Read more
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This series is proof that even if the first volume doesn’t work for you, maybe the rest will. I couldn’t get through The Farm – I’m not sure why. I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the mood, or the pacing left me feeling impatient, or if it was just the wrong day of the week to start reading it. I set it aside and moved on, forgetting about it, until I was given the opportunity to review The Lair. Now there was a book I couldn’t put down! Read more
This morning I have a giveaway for C. C. Hunter’s Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark)! Open to US addresses only, please.
Just when Della feels like she’s starting to figure out her life, she finds herself reborn…and her new existence comes with a whole different rulebook. Read more
Please welcome CC Hunter to the virtual offices this morning!
Top 5 things Della Won’t Leave Home Without by CC Hunter
Her bra. Not for the support, but for the extra padding.
“You finally got some boobs, young lady,” her aunt said. Read more