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The Best Man (Blue Heron #1)
I'm torn on this. Kristan Higgins has such a formula. Quirky/neurotic female character, a guy who is resistant to relationships, a big family, a small...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
My One and Only
I don't know why I just re-read this book. It's perhaps even more awful a second time around. I really hated Harper just as much as Nick this time. Ug...more
Dec 13, 2012
Mar 11, 2011
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent is the kind of book that leaves you hopping as a reader because it is a lot of action. Fighting, knives, fear simulations, and more, it make...more
Apr 15, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Radiate by Marley Gibson has a really powerful message about a teen overcoming cancer (yes, it's another one of those stories) but there was so much a...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 25, 2011
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne is the perfect book to hand to your fifth and sixth grade readers who are looking for something a bi...more
Sep 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Back When You Were Easier to Love
Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith is a book I went to with several assumptions already in place. I knew this was going to be a sto...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Small Town Sinners
Melissa Walker’s newest book, Small Town Sinners, is a story that provides no easy answers when it comes to spirituality, love, growing up, or being a...more
Jul 12, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
Bigger than a Bread Box
"A middle grade book about Bruce Springsteen songs and seagulls and divorce and a magical bread box." Author acknowledgements, love it!

I have been on...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Oracle's Moon (Elder Races, #4)
looking forward to Grace and Khalil's story immensely!
Mar 08, 2012
Sep 05, 2011
Just Your Average Princess
(More like 2.5 stars!)

Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer is going to appeal to a certain type of reader. I do not mean this in a negative...more
Jun 03, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is the story of fifth-grader, on the cusp of sixth grade, Caitlin Ann Smith. Caitlin is no ordinary girl however. She h...more
Mar 30, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin is a great comedy about the hijinks of the freshman year, when it seems there are en...more
Jan 21, 2012
Sep 07, 2011
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
I always enjoy a Jenny Han story and this book is no exception. Unfortunately I had a difficult time turning off my critical reading skills (curse you...more
Feb 02, 2014
Jul 22, 2012
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Very dense novel, also very slow moving in much of the book. That being said, the setting, the historical insight that went into this book and the won...more
May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
One Night of Sin (After Hours #1)
This review is originally from my blog, YA Librarian Tales (

I discovered Elle Kennedy last year, when I fell...more
Aug 03, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Crush Control
Jennifer Jabaley's Crush Control sounded really promising to me. Hypnosis, teens, the boy you've been crushing on since forever... all good stuff righ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
Patricia McCormick's Cut has been out for ten years now but I only read it for the first time this past weekend. It is a short book that speeds along...more
Jun 03, 2011
Jun 04, 2011
Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2)
Nalini Singh proves what an amazing writer she is again in Archangel’s Kiss, the next book in her Guild Hunter series.

It has been a year after the cli...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
Ripe for Pleasure (The League of Second Sons, #1)
There is nothing quite like the seduction of a lady but for Lord Leonidas Vaughn, seducing Mrs. Viola Whedon is something quite unlike his usual pursu...more
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)
Where She Went is the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2009, If I Stay. Gayle Forman takes chances on this novel, writing it from the point of vi...more
not set
Mar 13, 2011
I'm not a huge fan of Chris Lynch's voice and Hothouse just continues that trend for me. I try, I really do because I think he has strong guy appeal,...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 14, 2010
Viola in the Spotlight (Viola, #2)
Viola in the Spotlight by Adriana Trigiani is the second book in the Viola series. It continues Viola's adventures after her time at Prefect Academy i...more
not set
Jul 24, 2011
Jane by April Lindner is a modern retelling of the classic story, Jane Eyre. It's got several modern updates including a leading man who is a rock sta...more
not set
Oct 12, 2010
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
I'll just say this right now, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson is officially on my top 10 of 2010 books. I adored this book from start t...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
All Unquiet Things
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab left me with very mixed feelings. There were parts I really enjoyed but unfortunately, the characters left me cold.

Feb 17, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
Where I Belong
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley is her February 2011 YA debut. First let me start by saying, I absolutely adore this cover. It's colorful, cute, s...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Still Sucks to Be Me: More All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton Smith, Teen Vampire (Sucks to Be Me, #2)
Still Sucks To Be Me is the sequel to Kimberly Pauley's awesome vampire book, Sucks To Be Me. Why is this series so awesome? Well let me just say, it...more
Feb 13, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
I enjoyed the narration of Kathleen Wilhoite who I know from Gilmore Girls in particular. She had great voices for the characters and each was distinc...more
May 27, 2013
May 27, 2013
Jumping Off Swings (Jumping Off Swings #1)
From my review site:

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles is a realistic portrayal of teen pregnancy and teen relation...more
Nov 28, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
Will Work for Prom Dress
Prom certainly seems to be a popular topic in YA lit lately for me. Maybe it always has been and I didn't realize it. This is the second prom related...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
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