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It's Kind of a Funny Story
The title of this book aptly describes the story therein. It IS kind of a funny story. Not laugh out loud funny, but quirky and cute, which are two ad ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 23, 2010
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
My friend Tammy dropped this off at the library for me to read, and one day as I was waiting for the virus scan to run on my work computer, I started ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Book Thief
I finished this just in the nick of time for my book club - it's hard to read while crying, words getting all blurry, etc.

I am not sure how many teens
Oct 2009
Aug 26, 2009
The Blood Confession
I did appreciate the gothic tone of this novel. Had I known nothing about Elizabeth of Bathory, I might have appreciated it more.

I was completely ast
Nov 2007
Nov 06, 2007
The King's Rose
I love "The Tudors" and "The Other Boleyn Girl," so when I saw this book about one of Henry VIII's later wives I had to read it... a sneak peek into " ...more
Jun 26, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Freeze Tag (Point Horror, #25)
Back when they were kids, Meghan Moore and the Trevor kids played a deadly game of Freeze Tag with their neighbor Lannie. Lannie said she could actual ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2011
Fire & Flood
I received this advanced copy from Netgalley.

I read one review that called this a mashup of "The Hunger Games" and "The Amazing Race" and they are pre
Feb 05, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Eleanor & Park
I heard good things about this book, and when the local bookseller started telling everyone at the library about it I was very excited to read it. And ...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
Secret Avengers, Vol. 1: Let's Have a Problem
Maria Hill has put together a small unit of Avengers for some smaller ops. Nick Fury, Phil Coulson, Black Widow, Spidergirl... NOT Hawkeye but somehow ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
The Girl from the Well
I read this ARC via Netgalley.

She died in a well.

Now Okiku wanders the land of the living, finding dead children who cling to the backs of their murd
Jun 04, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Replacement
I knew I would like this book when I saw the cover. I also like changeling stories.

Mackie has known all his life that he was different, and not only b
Feb 08, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
No One Else Can Have You (No One Else Can Have You #1)
In the tiny town of Friendship, Wisconsin, the horrific murder of a girl named Ruth has been discovered. Ruth's best friend Kippy now has Ruth's diary ...more
May 16, 2014
May 09, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
Hazel is dying of cancer. Every week she goes to a support group for kids dying of cancer. Then one week Augustus Waters shows up. He is Hazel's equal ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
Karou is living a double life: one as a student at a Czech art school, and the other in a mysterious world filled with chimera (creatures that are par ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Sep 07, 2011
Blur (Night Roamers, #1)
Nikki and her twin brother Nathan have just moved to a new town after their estranged father attacked and raped their mother. Immediately upon arrival ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 27, 2013
172 Hours on the Moon
When a librarian on the YALSA listserv said this was too scary for them to read, I knew I immediately would have to read it... luckily I had an ARC fr ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return, #1)
Well, I doubt any of the plotlines in this installment of the Vampire Diaries series will be making it to the TV show anytime soon. Because this book ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
In this future society, everyone is divided into factions based on their ideals. Beatrice grew up in Abnegation, a puritanical faction based around se ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
Somehow I knew, upon reading the title of this book, that I would like it. I can't even think where to categorize it, because part of it is historical ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
The Last Unicorn
"The Last Unicorn" was one of my favorite movies from my childhood, and a few years ago I got around to reading The Last Unicorn. When I saw that a gr ...more
May 27, 2011
May 25, 2011
Rachel Rising, Volume 1: The Shadow of Death
When Rachel claws her way up out of the earth, she doesn't remember how she got there. It's fairly obvious that something happened to her, by the mark ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
Z for Zachariah
Ann has been living alone on her family's farm for about a year. A nuclear war has killed most everyone around, and a year ago her father and everyone ...more
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 20, 2015
Freak the Mighty
Max is looked upon as dangerous, both because of his enormous size and the fact that his father is in jail for murder. Only Kevin, aka Freak, isn't af ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014
Black Juice
I picked this up after reading an article about YA literature that would appeal to adults. The article had a list of the top ten YA authors for adults ...more
Sep 08, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Anya's Ghost
This book was requested by a patron at the library and somehow was put on hold for me instead of the patron, but I decided to check out it anyway. I w ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Spoiled (Spoiled, #1)
I received this ARC from the publisher, along with an ARC of Sweetly. Which one to read first? I love the Go Fug Yourself blog so I'd been hearing abo ...more
May 13, 2011
May 09, 2011
A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
I read this ARC via NetGalley.

In this sci-fi take on Sleeping Beauty, Rose is the daughter of rich corporate CEOs, and has just been awoken from her s
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
Bewitched and Bewildered: A Spooky Love Story
Someone donated this to the library and it looked so cheesy I had to read it... it only took about half an hour. Remember when YA books were short?

Sep 23, 2011
Sep 25, 2011
Foreverland is Dead (Foreverland, #2)
Six girls awaken in a dead, cold world. Only one knows her name: Miranda. The rest have shaved heads and find names in their clothes - Cyn, Mad, Kat, ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 06, 2013
Cath and her twin sister Wren used to write fanfiction together. Now that they're off to college, and Wren has decided she doesn't even want to be Cat ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
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