book review: VIXEN by Jillian Larkin

Larkin, Jillian. Vixen. New York: Delacorte Book for Young Readers, 2010. Similar books The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, Gossip Girls by Cecily von Ziegesar, The Season by Sarah MacLean She didn’t feel like wearing a garter tonight. Her gold-beaded dress, cascading in waves of crystalline fringe, covered the intersection between her sheer stockings and bare […]

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 […]

book review: The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Stephens, John. The Emerald Atlas. Knopf Books for Young Readers; April 5, 2011 (tomorrow!) Similar books: Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull; Harry Potter books; Rick Roirdan books. The white-haired man drove with both hands tight on the wheel. Luckily, it was late, and with the snow and it being Christmas Eve, there […]

book review: Impossible by Nancy Werlin

As part of the YA Book Blogger’s Cookbook, I moved this book review earlier than I originally had it scheduled. Enjoy! “IMPOSSIBLE is a beautiful novel that doesn’t shy away from the darker side of reality, while blending it intricately with elements of fantasy. The love story felt solid and real, and gave me something […]

book review: Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith

**Don’t forget about the 1st LINE CONTEST to win a query critique by Agent Mary Kole + other prizes** Smith, Emily Wing. Back When You Were Easier to Love. Dutton Juvenile; April 28, 2011. Similar books: ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins; THE WAY HE LIVED by Emily Wing Smith; Sarah Dessen books. […]