Category Archives: ya

Blossoms & Flutters: The Secrets Between You and Me by Shana Norris

Categories: 4 butterflies, Blossoms & Flutters, contemporary, netgalley, RBR, review, Rissa, romance, Shana Norris, Stolen Kiss series, ya
The Secrets Between You and Me (Stolen Kiss #2) By Shana Norris Editions: ebook, paperback Published: February 10th 2015 by The Studio, a Paper Lantern Lit imprint Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: Learning to become someone you can be proud of. 4 wheels on a rusty truck * 2 gray eyes * 1 secret that could ruin everything... All Hannah wanted was a summer break from being “perfect Hannah Cohen” and a chance to forget about the devastating family secret that could ruin her seemingly Read more [...]

Blossoms & Flutters: Owlet by Emma Michaels

Categories: 3 butterflies, Blossoms & Flutters, Emma Michaels, netgalley, paranormal, RBR, review, Rissa, shape shifters, Society of Feathers series, ya
Owlet (Society of Feathers #1) By Emma Michaels Editions: ebook, paperback Published: September 17th 2014 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (first published August 21st 2012) Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: A short story with a lot going on Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl. Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island Read more [...]

Blossoms & Flutters: The End of Feeling by Cindy C. Bennett

Categories: 5 butterflies, Blossoms & Flutters, Cindy C. Bennett, contemporary, netgalley, RBR, review, Rissa, romance, ya
The End of Feeling By Cindy C. Bennett Editions: audiobook, ebook, paperback Published: March 31st 2014 by Creative Prose Publishing Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance Source: NetGalley In a Flutter: When tremendous strength invokes deep love. Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality. Charlie Read more [...]

Bee on Books: Ferran’s Map by T.L. Shreffler

Categories: 5 butterflies, bee on books, fantasy, fluttering thoughts, RBR, romance, T.L. Shreffler, The Cat's Eye Chronicles series, ya
Ferran's Map (Cat's Eye #4) By T.L. Shreffler Editions: ebook, paperback Published: January 20th 2015 by Runaway Pen Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Romance Source: review copy In a Buzz: amazing The bloodmage Volcrian is dead, but a new enemy lurks in the shadows. The Shade, a fanatical cult of demonic assassins, is trying to resurrect the Dark God and unleash His power back into the world. In their wake, a deadly plague is spreading across the land. Sora and her companions are the only ones who know of the plague’s true source. Read more [...]

Bee on Books: Sora’s Quest by T.L. Shreffler

Categories: 4 butterflies, bee on books, fantasy, fluttering thoughts, romance, ROMR, T.L. Shreffler, The Cat's Eye Chronicles series, ya
Sora's Quest (Cat's Eye #1) By T.L. Shreffler Editions: ebook, paperback Published: April 18th 2012 by Runaway Pen Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Romance Source: own copy In a Buzz: excitingly entertaining Sora Fallcrest always dreamed of adventure, but as a member of the nobility, she learned the ways of a Lady instead. Now seventeen, she is expected to choose a husband and marry. She plots to run away, but just as she is stepping out the door, she runs into a mysterious man--and is kidnapped. Abducted from her manor, Sora is Read more [...]

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 [...]
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