May Contain Spoilers
I had really high hopes for Blonde Ops, and while some were met, the overall pacing of the story disappointed. It started out so promisingly, too! Bec has been kicked out of yet another boarding school, and she’s returning home in disgrace. A bit too smart for her own good, she was caught hacking into the school’s database to change her grades. In retrospect, it wasn’t the brightest thing she could have done – it would have been far better to wait until after classes were out for the semester, because the likelihood of her getting busted would have been much less. This turns out to be Bec’s greatest fault: she is impulsive and usually doesn’t think before she acts, which causes so much grief for her. Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Meredith! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Meredith McCardle] Writer, mom, lawyer, coffee consumer.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Eighth Guardian? Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I love a good dystopian, so when I saw A Girl Called Fearless, I thought I’d give it a shot. The premise seemed interesting, and I was curious about how the world would look through the protagonist’s eyes. Ten years ago, a chemical used in cattle feed was found to be the cause of a deadly cancer that killed every woman in their child bearing years. Only young girls and old women were spared, as well as a handful of women who had already suffered, and been cured, of reproductive cancers. With so many victims of the disease, and medications to treat it in short supply, men were forced to stand by as their wives and daughters succumbed to the deadly tumors invading their bodies. Read more
I’m afraid I haven’t been a stellar member of the Faerie Court, and have been lacking in my royal duties. To make up, I have some information about the Unseelie Court and wizards, as well as the trailer for The Girl Who Never Was.
Background on the Unseelie Court:
In Scottish folklore, the Unseelie Court was the “evil” court set up in opposition to the Seelie Court. I really liked the idea of there being no such clear dichotomy any longer: Both courts had become corrupted and dangerous to the Otherworld. Read more
Welcome to Day 9 of the SECRETS OF MOON AT NINE BLOG TOUR, featuring Moon at Nine – a timely new YA novel from humanitarian and award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Each stop on the 2-week tour will feature revealing posts, a chance to win a copy of the novel, and a chance to enter the grand prize giveaway! Read more
Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman hit store shelves this week. It looks like a fun read, so check back next week for my review.
Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca “Bec” Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly. Read more
Spring is here! And what better way to spend those spring showers than with a good book from Entangled Teen? We are excited to be announcing the release of D. R. Rosensteel’s, Psi Another Day, which readers are already raving about!
About Psi Another Day
THERE’S A NEW SUPERHERO IN TOWN. Read more
A Girl Called Fearless is the debut novel by Catherine Linka. It looks awesome, and I’ll have a review next week. Check out the blurb; it hits shelves tomorrow.
Avie Reveare has the normal life of a privileged teen growing up in L.A., at least as normal as any girl’s life is these days. After a synthetic hormone in beef killed fifty million American women ten years ago, only young girls, old women, men, and boys are left to pick up the pieces. The death threat is past, but fathers still fear for their daughters’ safety, and the Paternalist Movement, begun to “protect” young women, is taking over the choices they make. Read more