Fright Fest Update ~ The New Girl

I missed the R.L. Stine/teen horror phenomena in the nineties. For me, the nostalgia of these books, or at least The New Girl which I read last week, is in the setting. Published in 1989, it is just *so* 80s. At least in the original printing I have. I've heard that new editions have updated … Continue reading Fright Fest Update ~ The New Girl

Review ~ Vaclav & Lena

Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner Vaclav and Lena, both the children of Russian émigrés, are at the same time from radically different worlds. While Vaclav's burgeoning love of performing magic is indulged by hard-working parents pursuing the American dream, troubled orphan Lena is caught in a domestic situation no child should suffer through. Taken … Continue reading Review ~ Vaclav & Lena

Review ~ Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we’re 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I’m not … Continue reading Review ~ Eleanor & Park

Review ~ The Prince of Mist

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret... It's wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village. But from the minute they cross the threshold of their new home, strange things begin to happen. In that … Continue reading Review ~ The Prince of Mist

Book #37 ~ What We Saw At Night

This book was provided to me by Soho Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT is the story of three outsiders, teens with a deadly allergy to sunlight that forces them to live a life opposite of everyone in their … Continue reading Book #37 ~ What We Saw At Night

Book #19

Divergent by Veronica Roth I'm done reading YA dystopias. No matter how popular or well-lauded, I'm done. At best, I'm not a huge fan of either genre/sub-genre. Why do I read them? I want to understand them, as a writer and a reader. I want to experience the trend. But now, I'm done. This post … Continue reading Book #19

Book #18

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I'm attempting to read some newer releases, and I'm pretty impressed with the selection offered by the Greater Phoenix Digital Library. Of course, I see now that Ready Player One was published almost a year ago. That's still better than usual for me. Ready Player One is dystopian-ish YA … Continue reading Book #18