Category Archives: ya

Secret Lies by Amy Dunne

Categories: 4 butterflies, Amy Dunne, contemporary, FxF, lgbt, RBR, review, romance, symphony of ya butterflies, ya
Secret Lies By Amy Dunne Editions: ebook, paperback Published: December 16th 2013 by Bold Strokes Books Genre: FxF Young Adult Contemporary / Romance Source: review copy In a Note: You're in for the ride of your life! Would you face your biggest fear, to save the one you love? Nicola Jackson escapes from her abuser, only to realize she has no one to turn to and nowhere to go. In a twist of fate, she accidentally bumps into Jenny O’Connor, the most popular girl at school. They strike up an unlikely friendship. As their trust Read more [...]

Discussion: Present Tense VS. Past Tense in Books

Categories: discussion, symphony of ya butterflies, ya
OK, so I didn't really know that books could be written in present tense until I stumbled upon Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me. It was very disconcerting and I guess that's why for me, it was constantly an issue when a book is written in present tense. I don't know why, but it was just mentally jarring and something very new and outside of my comfort zone. Books using past tense are very easy to relate to, in my experience, and I just grew up with them, so I guess I didn't really know that any other kind of book existed. But then I came across Read more [...]

Q&A with Nitesh Kumar Jain

Categories: contemporary, interview, mystery, Nitesh Kumar Jain, romance, ya
The Seventh Cup By Nitesh Kumar Jain Editions: paperback Published: September 25th 2013 by Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance / Mystery The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain is a well-crafted mystery novel that contains just enough elements of a Shakesperean tragedy to make the reader sympathetic to the sociopathic protagonist, Avinash, a drama student from Goa, India. Enter Verona Schmidt, an unsuspecting Swiss exchange student, to upstage everyone in the college Dramatics Club and to become front and center in Avinash's Read more [...]

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Categories: 2 butterflies, Maggie Stiefvater, paranormal, review, romance, ROMR, symphony of ya butterflies, The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, ya
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) By Maggie Stiefvater Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback Published: August 1st 2008 by Scholastic Press Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy In a Note: it was just not for me For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless Read more [...]

Q&A with Brynn Chapman & Giveaway

Categories: bewitching book tours, book tour, Brynn Chapman, giveaway, historical, interview, mystery, romance, ya
Boneseeker By Brynn Chapman Editions: ebook, paperback Published: June 17th 2014 by Month9Books Genre: YA Historical Romance/ Mystery Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker. Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with Read more [...]

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Categories: 4 butterflies, angels, paranormal, review, romance, ROMR, symphony of ya butterflies, The Sweet Trilogy, Wendy Higgins, ya
Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) By Wendy Higgins Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback Published: April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Romance Source: own copy / borrowed In a Note: I cannot recommend it enough! It’s time. Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways. The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined Read more [...]