Tagged with Young Adult

Review: Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane

Review: Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane

From Penguin Teen: For the first time ever, a young novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery — Maud to her friends — has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (41): Before I Fall

Popcorn and a Book (41): Before I Fall

The Book: 2010 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (Harper) The Film: 2017 Before I Fall directed by Ry Russo-Young (Awesomeness Films) Sam Kingston is at the top of the high school food chain. Her life is perfect. Until the car she’s in crashes. Sam wakes up caught in a loop of living the same … Continue reading

Review: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

Review: The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie

From Second Story Press: She hadn’t told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone’s lips. She’d thought about it at first—had been desperate, even frantic, to tell. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys … Continue reading

Best Books 2016

Best Books 2016

It’s that time of year again when I take a look back at my favourite reads from the past year. This year there were some clear forerunners that I want to pay tribute to. Aaand here they are: Best Picture Book: If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson The perfect … Continue reading

Review: My True Love Gave to Me

Review: My True Love Gave to Me

From St. Martin’s Griffin: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with “My True Love Gave to Me” Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La … Continue reading

Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Queen Song Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead … Continue reading

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

From HarperTeen: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and … Continue reading

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

From Doubleday Canada: When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He’s determined to protect and defend her—to play Batman to her Robyn—whatever the cost. But when you’re fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents … Continue reading

Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Review: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

From HarperTeen: Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise. First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And … Continue reading