REVIEW: THE LIE TREE by Frances Hardinge

Faith is the daughter of a preeminent naturalist and reverend. Suddenly, she and her family are uprooted and move to a remote island off the coast of England. The Reverend Sunderly is supposedly there to assist in an excavation near some sea caves that might uncover new fossils. Faith begins to suspect there is something…

ARMCHAIR BEA 16: Giveaway #2

nother title to win! Love YA fiction? Be sure to enter. This one is hot off the press from HarperTeen. Thanks, Kelly. from the publisher We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour. Willa Parker, 646th and…

ARMCHAIR BEA 2014 – Young Adult Suggestions

Our final genre of discussion is books for the younger crowd, from middle grade to young adult.  When I was growing up, I don’t remember much in the way of a Young Adult genre. Or maybe I passed through the reading levels so quickly, I skipped it all together. As an adult I am fascinated…

REVIEW: BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill

Growing up, I kinda skipped the YA genre.  For one thing, it was not as prevalent.  For another I was pretty “old” for my age (I still am).  Sometimes I feel I am catching up for my younger self.  I wish this book had been around when I was in 5th or 6th grade, and…

REVIEW: FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

  Only once before have a read a YA book most of the way through before realizing it was categorized as such. I haven’t got anything against YA per se, but having been 29 for a couple of years now, I am generally uninterested in the adolescent themes they explore. But occasionally (though rarely) a…

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