DOWNBURST by Katie Robison: Review and Giveaway

Robison, Katie. Downburst. Quil Books, 2011. Kit’s only goal is to stay alive. Right now, that means dodging brutal gangs while peddling fake I.D.s on the back streets of Winnipeg. But things get complicated when Kit sells a license to a girl named Aura—a girl who could almost be her twin. Caught in the wrong […]

book review: BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY by Jaclyn Dolamore

Dolamore, Jaclyn. Between the Sea and Sky. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011. Similar Books: Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore; Sun, Mon, Ice, Snow by Jessica Day George; Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli; Forbidden Sea by Shelia A. Nielson; Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older […]

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: 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: 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 […]