Tag Archives: YA lit

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

St. Martins, 2013 It’s the 1980s and Eleanor is the new girl in school. She has bright red hair and wears clothes that are completely out there. She couldn’t stick out more if she tried and is bullied because of … Continue reading

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Grave Mercy — Robin LaFevers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 Isme’s mother tried to expel her from her womb, but it didn’t work and she survived. She has been marked as the daughter of Mortain, God of Death. Saved from an abusive marriage and she is … Continue reading

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea — April Genevieve Tucholke

Dial, 2013 Nothing exciting ever happens in Echo, Violet’s sleepy seaside town…until River West comes to town and rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling mansion. Weird things start to happen and Violet starts to wonder if they have something … Continue reading

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Where the Stars Still Shine — Trish Doller

Bloomsbury, 2013 Callie was stolen from her large Greek-American family by her mother when she was a little girl. She and her mom have been on the run for the last 10 years and she has no idea what a … Continue reading

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City of Ashes and City of Glass — Cassandra Clare

McElderry, 2008 and 2008 The Saga of Clary, Simon, Jace and the Lightwoods continue in City of Ashes and City of Glass. I don’t want to give to much away, but things get kind of crazy. Simon becomes a vampire. … Continue reading

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Reboot – Amy Tintera (September Book Club)

HarperTeen, 2013 5 years ago, Wren was shot in the chest and died. 178 minutes later, she woke up as a Reboot. She is now faster, stronger, able to heal herself in minutes and is almost completely without emotions. Now … Continue reading

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Meeting Gene Luen Yang: Author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

I got to meet Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints (just to name a some of his works) at the local bookstore in Austin, BookPeople. I had to read American Born Chinese for my Young Adult Materials class. It was brilliant. … Continue reading

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