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Category Archives: YA
Age Range: 10 and up Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition (April 10, 2007) ISBN-10: 0061341045 Source: Personal copy Twelve-year-old Stephanie is confused when, after her eccentric uncle passes away, she is on the list to attend the reading of the will. There, a stranger appears, a man bundled up in a scarf, coat, and hat. He’s […]
Age Range: 12 and up/Grade 7 and up Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (September 24, 2013) ISBN-10: 0385743564 Source: Publisher A decade ago Calamity came, a meteor that gave people extraordinary powers. Soon these individuals began to be referred to as Epics. Rather than using their power for good, they demanded […]
Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2013) ISBN-10: 0375868771 Source: Publisher The citizens of the small town of Oleander, Kansas call it the killing day: five people with seemingly no connection commit murders, killing 12 individuals, then attempt to kill themselves. In four out of five cases, they succeeded. A […]
Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (August 20, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062220969 Source: Personal Copy Sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford is looking forward to starting the summer program at New Hampshire College Prep. He’s not really part of the “in-crowd” at his high school and he’s looking forward to making some friends before he starts college the following year. […]
Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (June 11, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062271725 Source: Publisher Years ago, The Registry saved the country from potential collapse. Girls are groomed to be perfect wives and are sold for the highest bid to their potential husbands. Mia Morrissey is about to turn eighteen years old and eligible […]
Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (February 26, 2013) ISBN-10: 1250012570 Source: Library copy The year is 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska. Park is a sixteen-year-old part Asian boy living in a mostly white community. He’s not an outcast but due to his interest in alternative music and comics forces him to stand apart from […]
Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. The featured title this week is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Age Range: 12 and up Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (May 7, 2013) ISBN-10: 0399162410 When the first wave hit, it […]
Paperback: 280 pages Publisher: New Dawn Publishers Ltd (May 27, 2012) ISBN-10: 1908462043 Source: BookSparks PR Twelve-year-old Lucky Bird’s young life comes to a screeching halt when her mother, AnnMarie, disappears. Now forced to live alone with her abusive grandmother, Marian, her world becomes a living nightmare. Unexplained physical attacks by Marian were just the […]
Reading level: Ages 13 and up Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Balzer + Bray (September 18, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062118781 Source: Publisher Best friends Meg and Minnie have been invited to an exclusive house party on Henry Island. The two friends are looking forward to the weekend’s activities and the time spent together before Meg heads off […]
Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. This week’s featured book is Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough: Reading level: Ages 12 and up Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Candlewick (July 10, 2012) ISBN-10: 076365808 Source: Publisher (via Netgalley) Cora and her younger […]