Tag: young adult fiction

  1. Book Review: Thirteen Days to Midnight

    Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman Jacob Fielding can’t die. He can’t even suffer injury. His foster father transferred this amazing power to him just before they crashed into a tree, killing Mr. Fielding instantly. But while being indestructible sounds great, it has a darker side, as…

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  2. Book Review: Firebrand

    Firebrand by Gillian Philip Seth is the bastard sun of the dun captain Griogar. His father barely acknowledges his existence, and most of the people in the dun revile and torment him, when they aren’t ignoring him. But when his older half-brother Conal takes him under his wing, the…

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  3. Book Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King To say my friend died is one thing. To say my friend screwed me over and then died five months later is another. — Vera Dietz (from the prologue) Vera’s best friend Charlie is dead, and Vera has to live forever with…

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  4. Book Review: The Curse of the Wendigo

    The Curse of the Wendigo The Monstrumologist, Book 2 by Rick Yancey This sequel to last year’s The Monstrumologist,finds Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, the Monstrumologist of the title, in the interesting position of arguing against the existence of a monster. When Warthrop receives word that his former mentor intends…

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  5. Book Review: Curse of the Wolf Girl

    Curse of the Wolf Girl by Martin Millar Curse of the Wolf Girl is the sequel to Lonely Werewolf Girl. Kalix, the depressed and laudanum addicted werewolf girl is now attending a remedial college, along with the unbearably perky young fire elemental, Vex. Both Kalix and Vex are living with…

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  6. Book Review: The Turning

    The Turning Book 1: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis Mary Richards lives in New York’s Upper East Side with her strict but loving adoptive parents and her adoptive sister, Octavia. After a childhood marred by neglect from her biological parents, Mary knows how lucky she is to have…

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  7. Book Review: Dragons of Darkness

    Dragons of Darkness by Antonia Michaelis Translated by Anthea Bell Everyone loves Arne. His smile, his good heart, and his easy way with people make him popular. So when Arne disappears in Nepal, everyone is devastated. No one is more devastated than Arne’s 14-year-old younger brother Christopher. Although Christopher…

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  8. Book Review: POD

    POD by Stephen Wallenfels At exactly 5:00am on March 14, the invasion begins. It starts with a horrible screeching noise, then black spheres descend from the sky and vaporize people and cars in the streets with beams of light. After the streets are cleared, the spheres just hang there,…

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  9. Book Review: The Clone Codes

    The Clone Codes by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack, and John McKissack I wanted to like this book. I’m always on the lookout for good young adult science fiction, and this looked perfect: a future where clones are created as servants, with safeguards and restrictions genetically built in…

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  10. Book Review: The King Commands

    The King Commands Tales of the Borderlands Book Two by Meg Burden Ellin Fisher has made the Northlands her home. When she first came to the Northlands she hated the cold, bleak land, but she has come to see the beauty in it, too. And since the death of her…

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