Title: Tandem Author: Anna Jarzab Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Sci Fi Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication Date: October 08, 2013 Hardcover: 448 pages Series: Many Worlds Trilogy #1 Where’d I Get It:[…]
Title: Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) Author: Colleen Hoover Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Drama Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: September 18, 2012 EBook:300 pages Where’d Lindsay Get[…]
Title: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Hardcover: 525 pages Where’d I Get It: Barnes & Noble Synopsis (From Goodreads): One choice can transform[…]
Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Publication Date: April 25, 2011 Hardcover: 487 pages Where’d I Get It: Purchased from Barnes & Noble Synopsis (From Goodreads): In Beatrice[…]
Title: Across the Universe Author: Beth Revis Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: January 11, 2011 Hardcover: 416 pages Where’d I Get It: Library Synopsis (From Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Amy joins[…]
At the beginning of this debut novel, we are introduced to Ellie and what appears to be the typical life of a typical teenager. It’s this first bit of writing that kept my interest – not so much because the information was riveting (remember, typical and typical) but because the writing was such that the typical -sounded- good. (Or read well…whatever you like.)
Mmm, satire. How I heart thee… and I kind of heart this book, because it’s filled to the brim with the beauty that is satirical writing. Now, while I don’t believe this book was the best bit of literature ever written, I do believe it conveys an important message – extremes on issues such as teen pregnancy are a little asinine.
I’m feeling slightly up and down on Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly. On one hand, I definitely liked Clara – she has a lot of depth and it’s obvious Ms. Hand took the time to really flesh her out. On the other hand, I really feel the novel was plagued by a lot of filler and not a lot of actual substance.