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 »