Braver Than I Thought

A book review of Braver Than I Thought by Luke Reynolds Stars: *** Aladdin/Beyond Words (2022)Tween Nonfiction (* see review for my thoughts on this)288 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Magazine spreads and Hollywood hits showcase stars with perfect… Read More »

Plague and Pestilence: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (Blog Tour)

Stars: ****1/2 Scholastic (2011) YA Dystopian Fiction 343 pages *I received a copy of this book to evaluate for a review. All opinions are honest and are my own. Summary: Epidemics, floods, droughts–for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to… Read More »

Speed Reviews – YA Fiction

If you’ve been keeping up with me this week, I’ve got some more speed reviews of books I read a year or more ago. Stolen Voices by Ellen Dee DavidsonStars: **** Summary: Life in Noveskina is perfect until Miri discovers she has no Talent, and therefore faces life among the lower classes. As Miri searches… Read More »

Ruined by Paula Morris

Stars: **** Teen Fiction309 pages© 2009 Point (Scholastic) Summary: Rebecca’s dad has to go out of the country so she is sent to temporarily live with her Aunt in New Orleans, a few years after Katrina. She’s snubbed at the prep school and doesn’t seem to fit in until she meets Lisette. Only one problem,… Read More »

BISP Month: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Stars: ****1/2 Egmont USA (April 2010)YA Fiction Summary: Jess Parker never really fit in. Until she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society (TCS). She gets swept up in their world and life but there’s a bigger picture. The purpose of TCS is to help combat The Wickeds. Jess starts to wonder if she’s… Read More »

The Book of Knowledge by David Michael Slater

Stars: **** CBAY Books (2009)Teen Fiction/ YA Fiction10 and Up (the ages given but labelled as YA) Summary: The second book in the Sacred Books Series. It continues right where the first book left off. Between the various attempts on their lives, the assault on their father, and a shocking discovery about their deceased mother,… Read More »

Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker

Stars: ***1/2 The Golden Road Press (2009)Teen Fiction170 pages Summary: Beth has a great life, a loving family and three best friends. Beth and most of her friends decide to go on a diet but it gets a little out of control for Beth.  The title says it all. Ana is short form for Anorexia… Read More »