Evelina C Evelina C's Comments (member since Dec 02, 2010)

Evelina C's comments from the Young Adult Fiction for Adults group.

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Jan 02, 2011 05:27AM

1112 Today I plan to start Clockwork Angel. I can't wait!
Dec 20, 2010 12:41PM

1112 Just finished The Replacement. I have a mixed review, although it was a quick and interesting read. I felt a lack of cohesion between the contemporary YA vibe and the paranormal stuff.

Oh, well. Next on my list is Finnikin of the Rock. I've heard very good things about this book.
Nov 20, 2010 09:22AM

1112 Cassi wrote: "I liked Incarceron! (That reminds me there's suppose to be a sequel to it sometime. I need to check that release date...)"

Yeah, it's titled Sapphique and it will be released on 12/28/10. Funny thing, I was able to get the ebook edition loaded onto my Kindle right away. Maybe it's a UK edition?
Nov 19, 2010 12:47PM

1112 I'm about one third of the way through Incarceron. So far I'm really liking it. Has anyone read it and, if so, what did you think?
Oct 29, 2010 02:33PM

1112 Finally reading A Northern Light. Next I'll start her new one: Revolution. Has anyone read it yet?
Oct 21, 2010 08:18AM

1112 April wrote: "My favorite LGBTQ book for teens is Hero by Perry Moore by Perry Moore about a boy who not only has to come to terms with being gay but being a superhero too."

Thanks for the rec. I just went to my library website and put this book on hold.
Oct 21, 2010 12:08AM

1112 Me too. I even took my 14yr old son to Target last on Tuesday so he could buy purple dress shirt to wear on Weds.
Oct 20, 2010 01:57PM

1112 I highly recommend Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. Unbelievably unique and compassionate as well as funny and hopeful.

Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron is not as directly LGBTQ as WG,WG, but it has two very appealing gay characters as well as their straight friends.

Music plays a significant role in both books; and alt/prog/indie rock fans will love all the musical references.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron
Oct 19, 2010 10:05AM

1112 Lloyd wrote: "I just got The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan and Fatal Error (Repairman Jack, #14) by F. Paul Wilsonin the mail. Sadly, I'm only about half finished with The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan so I have to wait. :(

Oh, ..."

The Kindle isn't backlit, but you can buy a holder that comes with a built-in light. My Kindle cover is red leather with two connecting prongs that power the light using the Kindle's battery. Having the light is so cool! I love that it retracts into the cover when not in use. It's a little pricey ($59.-) but worth it!
Oct 18, 2010 11:13AM

1112 Have any of you been in the situation where you read the first book in a series only to discover that your library system(mine draws from over 120 branches in 7 counties!!), doesn't have book 2?

This summer I read The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker(5 stars) then found out that book 2, The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parkerwasn't available in my libraries. Of course, I couldn't wait for an ILL so I bought the book from Amazon. I don't mind owning the book, but now I want book 1! Crazy, huh?

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #2) by Leanna Renee Hieber
Oct 16, 2010 11:50AM

1112 Becca wrote: "The third book comes out in June 2011!!! I smell a birthday gift...

Neil Shusterman put out some tid-bits on his blog about the third book just in case anyone is interested. I made me want to read..."

Thanks for the update! I've come late to this trilogy, but it will be nice to read all three books in less than a year.
Oct 15, 2010 10:40PM

1112 Last month I read Unwind and Bruiser by Neal Shusterman. I'd never read anything by him before I heard him speak on a YA fantasy/scifi panel at Comic-Con. I really liked both books and would consider buying Bruiser. I'm on the library list for Everlost. Has anyone read the Skinjacker trilogy? I hear good things about it.

By the way, Neal Shusterman is a very nice guy--smart, funny and humble.
Oct 14, 2010 05:46PM

1112 I love THE BOYFRIEND LIST. Ruby Oliver is a funny, unique, intelligent, complex teenager. I own the first three books in this series and have decided to try the Kindle edition of the fourth and final installment coming in December.

I just finished I AM NUMBER. I'm glad this was a library book and not one I purchased. The story is ok. I don't know if I'll see the upcoming feature film, but I'll probably borrow book two from the library.
The Boyfriend List 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #1) by E. Lockhart Real Live Boyfriends Yes. Boyfriends, plural. If my life weren't complicated, I wouldn't be Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #4) by E. Lockhart I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
Sep 21, 2010 10:02AM

1112 Laura wrote: "LethalLovely~When There's Nothing Left to Burn, wrote: "I just started Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I've heard really good things about this novel, but so far it's not living up to my expecta..."

I'm with you. The first chapter made the "Mean Girls" look like Girl Scouts. I could hardly stand any of them and only kept reading because I liked the basic premise of the story. Things definitely began to turn as the main character kept reliving her last day with a trial and error sort of approach. In the end, I liked and would recommend the book.
Sep 21, 2010 09:54AM

1112 I just finished CUM LAUDE Cum Laude by Cecily von Ziegesar by Cecily Von Ziegesar. It seems to me that most GOSSIP GIRL fans who have read this first foray into the adult fiction category leave disappointed.

Never having read the GOSSIP GIRL series I could judge this book on its own merit. So...what did I think? Not bad--3 1/2 stars. By the end of the story I'd developed an interest in most of these uniquely flawed characters(freshmen starting school at a small liberal arts college in Maine in 1992).

Judging by the ending, and Von Ziegesar's past work, this is only book one in an ongoing series. I'd definitely read book two.

One question for anyone who has read CUM LAUDE: did you think the constant swearing and "baditude" of some of the female characters in particular a little out of sync with the early 1990's?
Sep 10, 2010 09:23AM

1112 A male teen who's into music and/or alternative lifestyles might enjoy WILL GRAYSON,WILL GRAYSON by John Green or STRUTS & FRETS by Jon Skovron. Another book with an interesting/unique male character is HOW TO SAY GOOD-BYE IN ROBOT by Natalie Standiford. I'd also add most anything by Neal Shusterman; particularly his new one: BRUISER. One last suggestion: STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES by Chris Crutcher. This book is almost 20yrs old, but the universal truths and engaging male pov still resonate today.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green Struts & Frets by Jon Skovron How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford Bruiser by Neal Shusterman Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Crutcher, Chris
Sep 08, 2010 10:54AM

1112 I just finished THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER by Leanna Renee Hieber. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber This genre-buster includes elements of fantasy, mythology, history and romance with a strong and loveable female lead. Book 1 of more to come. Not a YA selection per se, but teens will enjoy it nonetheless.
Aug 31, 2010 10:26AM

1112 I just finished Neal Shusterman's UNWIND. Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Before that, I read a children's title everyone can appreciate and enjoy Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draperby Sharon Draper.

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