book review: The Limit by Kristen Landon

Landon, Kristen. The Limit. New York: Aladdin, 2010. Similar Books: Shadow Children series by Margaret Peterson Haddix; THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouse if their families exceed the financial debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt […]

book review: The Dark and Hollow Place by Carrie Ryan

Ryan, Carrie. The Dark and Hollow Places. Delacrote Books for Young Readers; March 22, 2011. **I got some Carrie Ryan swag when I went to her book signing – I’ll pick a winner from whoever comments on this post!** Similar books: I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells; Wither by Lauren DeStefano; Shiver […]

A Signing with Carrie Ryan, author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH series

**1st LINE CONTEST to win a query critique by Agent Mary Kole + other prizes ends tomorrow** On Wednesday night, Carrie Ryan, fantastic author extraordinaire, came to Utah for a book signing. I was so excited to FINALLY meet one of my hero authors, after years of following her blog, twitter, and reading her books […]

Natural Disasters in Japan

**UPDATE** Author Maureen Johnson did a post on donations for Shelter Boxes in Japan. Go check it out, and see how you can help! http://www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com/2011/03/11/shelterbox-in-japan/ I can’t tell you how I felt when I turned on the TV this morning and see this: Read the news article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598 The weirdest part? This is exactly […]