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Why Adults Should Be Reading YA Books by Briana North

Categories: discussion, guest post, ya
Guest Post: Why Adults Should Be Reading YA Books by Briana North Enjoy whatever you want, as long as it wasn't written for children. Thus begins Ruth Graham’s unsurprisingly immature Slate article, “Against YA.” I frankly felt more embarrassed reading Graham’s article than I ever felt (or likely ever will feel) reading a young adult (YA) or children’s book. Graham seems determined to take an extremely narrow and reductive view of YA literature, scornfully declaring it to be escapist, maudlin, uncritical, lacking the ambiguity and Read more [...]

Bee on Books: Eternal Mixture by Shevaun Delucia

Categories: 4 butterflies, bee on books, Eternal Mixture series, fluttering thoughts, paranormal, RBR, romance, Shevaun Delucia, ya
Eternal Mixture (Eternal Mixture #1) By Shevaun Delucia Editions: ebook, paperback Published: November 1st 2013 by WORDS WRITTEN Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: review copy In a Buzz: A delightful read with suspense moments If you had the chance to start your life over, would you take it? If you were told you would live for eternity, would you embrace it? If a stranger told you he was your soul mate, would you believe it? Raina Richmond has played it safe her entire life. She has never broken the rules. That Read more [...]

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Categories: 1500's, 5 butterflies, assassins, bomy award of excellence, His Fair Assassin series, historical, netgalley, paranormal, RBR, review, Robin LaFevers, romance, ya
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) By Robin LaFevers Editions: ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: April 2nd 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Genre: Young Adult Historical Paranormal / Romance Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Brilliantly dark! When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she Read more [...]

Bee on Books: A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams

Categories: 4 butterflies, Anna Adams, bee on books, contemporary, fluttering thoughts, romance, ROMR, The French Girl series, ya
A French Girl in New York (The French Girl series #1) By Anna Adams Editions: ebook, paperback Published: December 21st 2012 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Source: own copy In a Buzz: here {In a few words, how was it?} Maude Laurent is a spirited sixteen-year-old orphan who grew up in a small, provincial town in the north of France with a passion for piano and a beautiful voice. One day in Paris, she is discovered by an American music producer who takes her to New York to live with him and his close-knit family while Read more [...]

How I juggle life with writing by Devri Walls & Giveaway

Categories: book tour, Devri Walls, fantasy, giveaway, guest post, Solus series, Xpresso Book Tours, ya
Solus Series By Devri Walls Editions: ebook Published: 2012 - 2014 by Stonehouse Ink Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Wings of Arian (Solus #1) is FREE! Guest Post: How I juggle life with writing by Devri Walls I have total freedom for today’s blog post! That means I stared at a blank document with bewilderment. Lol! At a loss I finally turned to my Facebook peeps and asked what it was that you wanted to know. I had a pretty great response but the most consistent one was how I juggled life with writing. Juggling, that Read more [...]

Bee on Books: Elixir by Ted Galdi

Categories: bee on books, contemporary, did not finish, fluttering thoughts, mystery, netgalley, RBR, Ted Galdi, ya
Elixir By Ted Galdi Editions: ebook, paperback Published: July 31st 2014 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Disclaimer: here {if you're affiliated to the publisher/author in a monetary way, mention it} Source: NetGalley In a Buzz: I was disappointed by this book as it sounded really interesting and the main character is everything but a cliche, but too many parts of the story are just not convincing for me. D N F Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, Read more [...]