Oct 222014
 
Mini Reviews: A YA Potpourri

I haven’t had a lot of time for reviews lately, but I did manage to squeeze in a few reads.  Nothing was absolutely terrible, but I did find a new favorite or two.  If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought about them in the comments!   A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond Genre: Young Adult Magical Realism Publication Date: October 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and  Hodder Children’s Books Synopsis from Goodreads: “I’m the one who’s left behind. I’m the one to tell the tale. I knew them both…knew how they lived and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 212014
 
Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A     Book Summary: When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California. The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from being the oldest of six, it’s that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
Oct 092012
 
Review: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang Book #1 – The Hybrid Chronicles Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia [box color = white]I should not exist. But I do. Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 9, 2012 at 10:35 am
Nov 032011
 
Review: all these things i've done by Gabrielle Zevin

          All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin [box] Synopsis from Goodreads: In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2011 at 6:24 am