Tag: young adult books

  1. Recommended Book: I Am Princess X

    I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest illustrated by Kali Ciesemier As fifth-graders, May and Libby together created Princess X. Libby drew the pictures and May wrote the stories. Years later, 16-year-old May is still mourning the loss of her best friend, who died 3 years earlier when her car…

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  2. Don't overlook these books!

    I love the seven books my panel selected as the finalists for YA Speculative Fiction. I’m really proud of our shortlist as a representation of the best YA Spec Fic books of 2014. However, there are always the ones that got away, the ones that didn’t quite make…

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  3. Cybils Awards 2014 Finalists!

    The 2014 Cybils Awards finalists have been announced! The Cybils Awards, now in our 9th year, recognize the best children’s and YA books of the year as defined by our primary criteria: kid appeal and literary merit. We are an adjudicated award, and our judges are all bloggers specializing…

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  4. Cybils Nomination Suggestions!

    Wednesday is the last day for Cybils Awards nominations, and there are still eligible books that haven’t been nominated that maybe should be considered. If you’re looking for something to nominate, here are some suggestions that might jog your memory. See this post for information on eligibility and…

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  5. Book Review: Chorus by Emma Trevayne

    Chorus (Sequel to Coda) by Emma Trevayne Note: Chorus is the sequel to Coda, and this review will contain spoilers for Coda. If you haven’t read Coda and want to avoid spoilers, you might not want to read this review. If you’re looking for an awesome YA dystopian…

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  6. Book Review: Raging Star (Dust Lands Book 3) by Moira Young

    Raging Star (Dust Lands Book 3) by Moira Young New Eden is a paradise: a fertile land surrounded by post-apocalyptic wastelands. New Eden holds promise and hope for the future, and one man, DeMalo, who calls himself The Pathfinder, has a vision of leading humanity into that future. DeMalo feels…

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  7. 2013 Cybils Awards: Suggested Nominations

    There are only about five more days to nominate for the Cybils Awards, and while there are some great books nominated, I’m surprised at some of the books released in the last year that haven’t been nominated yet. If you haven’t nominated yet, here are some suggestions…

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  8. Book Review: Conjured

    Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst Synopsis: Eve remembers nothing. No past, and not even any recent memories. Eve isn’t even her real name – she has no idea who she really is. All she knows is that she’s in the witness protection program, and that she can do magic.…

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  9. Book Review: SYLO

    SYLO by D.J. MacHale Synopsis: When tailback Marty Wiggins suddenly drops dead in the middle of a high school football game, it’s the beginning of a strange series of events that will disrupt quiet Pemberwick Island just at the end of the tourist season. The backup tailback, freshman…

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  10. Book Review: The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey The 1st Wave: Lights Out The 2nd Wave: Surf’s Up The 3rd Wave: Pestilence The 4th Wave: Silencer Plot: Nearly 7 billion people are dead, almost the entire population of the world, killed in four successive waves of destruction sent by the aliens.…

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