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Wednesday, September 26

The Lost Prince

The Lost Prince- Julie Kagawa

Julie has done it again! The Lost Prince is a continuation of Iron Fey series focusing on Ethan, Meghan’s younger brother. OH EM EFF GEE is this book awesome. If you’re a fan of the Iron Fey you’re going to have plenty of beloved characters return, some great references to previous books and in particular the novellas, and best of all you get to return to the amazing Never Never Julie has created for us.  Let’s all take a moment to appreciate Ethan who while damaged by the fey (who wouldn’t be!) is totally swoon worthy and heroic. He is self-sacrificing, protective, brave, and at times a petulant child. I found his voice to be particularly interesting, actually far more so to me than Meghan’s was I think. His trusty sidekick and love interest is probably my favorite current heroine in any book series right now, Kenzie. Girlfriend is tough as nails and slow to reveal her vulnerabilities. I’ve decided we’re soul sisters. My heart’s already breaking for the two of them because it’s hard to see how they can possibly have a happy ending. The Lost Prince is a great start to Ethan’s story and I for one cannot wait to find out what twists and turns Julie has up her sleeve for this one!

Overall: A+

The Lost Prince is due out October 23rd from Harlequin Teen. Pre-order your copy here.

e-Galley provided gratis via Netgalley.

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult literature #the lost prince #the iron fey #julie kagawa #harlequin teen #fairies

Wednesday, October 12
For young readers, dystopia isn’t a future to be averted; it’s a version of what’s already happening in the world they inhabit.

Suzanne Collins : The New Yorker

A sobering thought indeed.


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Tags:   #future #dystopian #young adult literature #fiction #new yorker #hunger games #suzanne collins #zeitgeist

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Sunday, August 15

Summer Releases and Fall Preview

If you like young adult literature there are quite a few book you should have picked up this summer:

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel (the best YA book I read this year)

13 to Life by Shannon Delaney

Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Gallegher Girl book 4)

Linger (sequel to Shiver) by Maggie Stiefvater

Iron Daughter (sequel to Iron King) by Julia Kagawa

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Love Sucks by Melissa Francis

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce 

Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black 

This is going to be a stellar Fall for Young Adult Lit!  Check out these upcoming titles:


Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins Aug 24

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices #1) by Cassendra Clare Aug 31

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto Aug 31

 *Paranormalcy by Kirsten White Aug 31

*The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur Aug 31

 Nevermore by Kelly Creagh Aug 31

*The Duff by Kody Keplinger Sept 7

*Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan Sept 7

 Vladamir Tod: Twelfth Grade Kills (Book 5) by Heather Brewer Sept 21

*The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Sept 21

 Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate Sept 28

*Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney Oct 5

 *Jane by April Lindner Oct 11

Beautiful Darkness (sequel to Beautiful Creatures) by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl Oct 12

Crescendo (sequel to Hush, Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick Oct 19

Nightshade by Andrea Creamer Oct 19

*Virals by Kathy Reich Nov 2

*The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney Nov 2

Night Star by Alyson Noel (Immortals Series #5)  Nov 16

Matched by Allie Condie Nov 30

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3) by Lesley Livingston Dec 21

* denotes books that I have read in Advance Reader Copies

Tags:   #young adult literature #i read #fiction #ya lit

Sunday, March 7

Smart Boys and Fast Girls

Stephanie Davis’ novel is so cute and disarming, you have to like it, even if you aren’t a runner, which I am not.  While Natalie is really insecure and Matt has serious jock issues, their story was so cute.  Classic brain and jock romance, but  I rooted for them to get together the entire time.

Plus, it was a short read.  Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Soundtrack Song: Virginia Coalition, “Look My Way”

Overall: A-

Tags:   #i read, #smart boys and fast girls #young adult literature #stephanie davis #virginia coalition #look my way