Category Archives: bildungsroman

Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan

Categories: 5 butterflies, bildungsroman, Catherine Egan, fantasy, fluttering thoughts, magic, mystery, netgalley, RBR, some romance, suspense, urban, urban fantasy, Victorian, Witch's Child series, witches, ya
Julia Vanishes (Witch's Child #1) By Catherine Egan Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: June 7th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Exciting! Julia has the unusual ability to be…unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses. It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned—crime pays. Her Read more [...]

DNF: The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees, Bill Flippin

Categories: bildungsroman, Bill Flippin, Cindy Dees, did not finish, fantasy, magic, mg, netgalley, RBR, review, The Sleeping King series, wizards, ya
The Sleeping King (The Sleeping King #1) By Cindy Dees, Bill Flippin Editions: ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: September 8th 2015 by Tor Books Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Not bad, but not for me 🙁 D N F The Sleeping King is the first in an epic fantasy series, featuring the best of the genre: near immortal imperial overlords, a prophecy of a sleeping elven king who's said to be the savior of the races . . . and two young people who are set on a path to save the day. ~ Goodreads Amazon Read more [...]

About a Girl by Sarah McCarry

Categories: 3 butterflies, bildungsroman, bisexual, contemporary, fluttering thoughts, FxF, lgbt, literary, Metamorphoses series, mythology, netgalley, RBR, Sarah McCarry, some romance, teen romance, ya
About a Girl (Metamorphoses #3) By Sarah McCarry Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover (paperback tbr later, I think) Published: July 14th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin Genre: LGBTQ Young Adult Mythology elements / Romantic elements Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: A lot of diversity Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There's no room in her tidy world for heartbreak Read more [...]

Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Categories: 4 butterflies, bildungsroman, Divergent, dystopia, review, ROMR, some romance, Veronica Roth, ya
     DivergentVeronica Roth; Paperback, 487 pagesPublished May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's BooksSource: my own copyBeatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation Read more [...]

Review: I Loved You First by Reena Jacobs

Categories: 5 butterflies, bildungsroman, contemporary, RBR, Reena Jacobs, review, some romance, ya
    I Loved You FirstReena Jacobs; Paperback, 212 pagesPublished July 29th 2011 by Reena JacobsSource: ARC from the authorMy best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one, but me, was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Read more [...]

Review: Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak @Lisa_Nowak

Categories: 4 butterflies, action, bildungsroman, contemporary, RBR, review, ya
    Running Wide OpenLisa Nowak; Kindle EditionPublished June 5th 2011 by Webfoot Publishing (first published January 5th 2011)Cody Everett has a temper as hot as the flashpoint of racing fuel, and it's landed him at his uncle's trailer, a last-chance home before military school. But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?What Cody doesn't expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor Read more [...]