Category Archives: YA

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

With an Ann Aguirre book, you know you are going to get a very strong, stubborn, damaged, ‘comes out fighting from the wrong side of town’ protagonist and this is no exception. Partnering her with a syrupy sweet Disney Princess … Continue reading

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Wicked Charm by Amber Hart

Although Wicked Charm is a quick and fairly enjoyable read, I have to admit I never really got into the story or the characters. The description is that this is a murder-mystery but honestly the book is mostly romance with … Continue reading

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The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blodgier

Fairly early on while reading this book, I began to ask what the point was of having aliens who do everything like modern humans? Minor differences – they ‘beam’ messages rather than text them or the vehicles run a bit … Continue reading

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Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die by Joe Shine

Joe Shine’s previous book, I Become Shadow, was a favorite of several of us in our reading group. Fun, snarky, and full of action, it was a book you couldn’t help but love. Sure, there were some suspension of disbelief … Continue reading

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Memento (Harmony, #1) by Mathieu Reyn├Ęs

There is some nice art in here (great cover!) but I can’t help but feel I’ve read this story so many times. Speshul unique snowflake has amnesia, is clearly powerful, and everyone just wants to help her or falls all … Continue reading

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Whisper by Lynette Noni

Reading Whisper was one of the most frustrating experiences: it started intruiguingly enough but then greatly went down hill with each subsequent chapter. A simple unreliable narrator first person tale that might have been edgy turned into a low grade … Continue reading

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation is an enjoyable read – Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies but exchanging an historic for a literary inspiration. In other words, this is your typical YA alternative universe, with instalust, kickbutt heroine who is unfortunately highly unrealistic, and plenty … Continue reading

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