Tag: Young Adult

So Much Closer

Title: So Much Closer Author: Susane Colasanti Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: May 2011 Classification: YA Novel Challenge: Outdo Yourself Summary from Barnes and Noble: When Brooke’s crush, Scott, moves from their suburban town to New York City, she decides to follow him there. Living with her formerly estranged dad and adapting to a new school are challenging, and things go from bad to worse when Brooke learns […]

Mistwood: Short Review

Title: Mistwood Author: Leah Cypess Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: April 2010 Classification: YA Novel Challenge: Outdo Yourself Summary from Barnes and Noble: The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood. But when she is needed she always comes. Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her […]

The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal *Stephanie’s Review*

First Sentence: The day they came to tell me, I was in one of the gardens with Kiernan, trying to decipher a three-hundred-year-old map of the palace grounds. Super Brief Review: A wonderful story about a girl whose entire life has been a lie. Favorite Quotes: Substitute princes, failed dyer, scribe – none of those role had prepared me for this. Slightly Longer Review: The […]

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer *Stephanie’s Review*

” I watched his body change. He crouched on the roof, one hand gripping the edge. All that strange friendliness disappeared, and he was a hunter. That was something I recognized, something I was comfortable with because I understood it.” This is the short story of Bree Tanner’s life as a vampire. Most of us who have read the Twilight saga didn’t even remember who […]