Plague and Pestilence: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (Blog Tour)

Stars: ****1/2 Scholastic (2011) YA Dystopian Fiction 343 pages Summary: Epidemics, floods, droughts–for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central… Read More »

Speed Reviews – YA Fiction

If you’ve been keeping up with me this week, I’ve got some more speed reviews of books I read a year or more ago. Stolen Voices by Ellen Dee DavidsonStars: **** Summary: Life in Noveskina is perfect until Miri discovers she has no Talent, and therefore faces life among the lower classes. As Miri searches… Read More »

Ruined by Paula Morris

Stars: **** Teen Fiction309 pages© 2009 Point (Scholastic) Summary: Rebecca’s dad has to go out of the country so she is sent to temporarily live with her Aunt in New Orleans, a few years after Katrina. She’s snubbed at the prep school and doesn’t seem to fit in until she meets Lisette. Only one problem,… Read More »

BISP Month: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Stars: ****1/2 Egmont USA (April 2010)YA Fiction Summary: Jess Parker never really fit in. Until she receives an invitation to join The Cinderella Society (TCS). She gets swept up in their world and life but there’s a bigger picture. The purpose of TCS is to help combat The Wickeds. Jess starts to wonder if she’s… Read More »

The Book of Knowledge by David Michael Slater

Stars: **** CBAY Books (2009)Teen Fiction/ YA Fiction10 and Up (the ages given but labelled as YA) Summary: The second book in the Sacred Books Series. It continues right where the first book left off. Between the various attempts on their lives, the assault on their father, and a shocking discovery about their deceased mother,… Read More »

Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker

Stars: ***1/2 The Golden Road Press (2009)Teen Fiction170 pages Summary: Beth has a great life, a loving family and three best friends. Beth and most of her friends decide to go on a diet but it gets a little out of control for Beth.  The title says it all. Ana is short form for Anorexia… Read More »

How To Steal a Car by Pete Hautman

Stars: **** Scholastic Press (2009)Teen Fiction (Young Adult)176 pages Summary: The first car was an accident. Kelleigh didn’t plan on stealing it, it just sort of happened. But the rush of the experience, the excitement of it all, it gets to Kelleigh. Her life seems to be a crazy mess, and stealing cars helps Kelleigh… Read More »