Catching Up on YA: Three Mini Reviews

I’ve recently finished three YA books that deserve a mention on here. They are, in order of reading: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee, and Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto by Eric Luper. Incarceron is a fantasy-esque novel set at some point in the distant future. Incarceron is […]

A Brief Audiobook Update

I’ve fallen behind on my audiobook reporting! When last I posted on the topic, I was listening to The Graveyard Book, written and read by Neil Gaiman. The story is quite good; intriguing, with those odd bits that make it Gaimanesque. There were a few parts that made me say, “Huh?” But most of his books […]

Mini Reviews: “Cartwheels in a Sari,” “The 19th Wife,” and ”Spellbinder”

Whew, I’ve been slacking! Just on the posting though, not on the actual reading, which is an improvement! I finished Cartwheels in a Sari by Jayanti Tamm first. It’s a very well written, interesting memoir about growing up as part of a cult. When her parents break their guru’s rule about sex and her mother […]

Thoughts on “Fire” by Kristin Cashore

Last week I finished Fire, the prequel to Kristin Cashore’s Graceling. The book officially comes out this fall. Set in a neighboring kingdom some 35 years before Graceling, Fire tells of a world where humans and monsters–startlingly beautiful creatures with the power to affect humans’ minds–live side by side. The protagonist, a girl named Fire, […]

Thoughts on “Graceling” by Kristin Cashore

Today, two days after I brought it home from the library, I finished Kristin Cashore’s young adult novel, Graceling. Tomorrow, when I get to work, I will most likely buy a copy for myself, while it’s still out in hardcover, so I can add it to my collection of YA series I love. Yes, it […]