Category Archives: ya

Review: The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of Hell by Richard Raley @RichardRaley

Categories: 5 butterflies, humor, RBR, review, Richard Raley, romance, ya
            The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of HellRichard Raley; Kindle EditionPublished April 23rd 2011 by Richard RaleyPhineas Farraday is a college drop-out turned struggling genre writer. One night, he’s huddled over his keyboard when he receives a phone call from his best friend Alan Edwards. Alan has spent the last two years doing missionary work in Chile and only just got back to the States. He’s got some great news for Phin. Alan’s getting married…in a week…to a girl he’s never met. You’ll be Read more [...]

Review: Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch

Categories: 5 butterflies, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, ya, young
     Waiting to Forget Sheila Kelly Welch; Paperback, 172 pagesPublished October 1st 2011 by namelos (first published September 28th 2011)T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one Read more [...]

Review: Andraste by Marisa Mills

Categories: 3 butterflies, adventure, fairies, fantasy, RBR, review, ya
    AndrasteMarisa Mills; Paperback, 360 pagesPublished June 4th 2011 by Hydra Publications (first published May 20th 2011)Andraste, the daughter of an elfin prince and fairy queen is Fate's Beloved, blessed with an incredible prophecy naming her as the one who can vanquish the Abatu Empire. She has spent her life preparing for the day when she would leave her homeland and fulfill her destiny. That day has come, but there are a few things Andraste doesn't know. Her prophecy is a carefully-constructed lie, and beneath the beauty and civilization 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 [...]

Review: The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle, Carlyle Clark

Categories: 4 butterflies, action, Carlyle Clark, dystopia, paranormal, RBR, review, Suki Michelle, teen romance, ya
    The Apocalypse GeneSuki Michelle, Carlyle Clark; Paperback, 252 pagesExpected publication: October 17th 2011 by Parker PublishingWith Pandemic ravaging the globe, Olivya's psychic Sight compels her to see auras riddled with the colors of despair, and now her mother is infected.Olivya’s only hope is the mysterious Mikah, a powerful Empath who claims the Pandemic is linked to his clan, the Kindred, and their brooding, monstrous, Immortal Lord. But can she trust this boy who can manipulate her very emotions?With Mikah's aid, Olivya races to Read more [...]

Review: Hidden Gem by India Lee

Categories: 4 butterflies, India Lee, RBR, review, teen romance, ya
         Hidden GemIndia Lee; Kindle EditionPublished June 20th 2011 by Two Cats (first published February 23rd 2011)Lavishly disguised pop singer, Queen Bee, is known abroad for her high-fashion wardrobe and killer vocals. In the states, she’s just Gemma Hunter – shy suburban teenager in her strange new role of high school junior.Luckily, Gemma is taken under the wing of the fiery and popular Madison, who leads her into the high school life of the charmed. Her world as Gemma quickly becomes everything she ever wanted in a normal life Read more [...]
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