Tag: paranormal

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted March 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 9 Comments
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

I loved Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys (see my glowing review here) and I had high hopes for the sequel even though at the same time I also dreaded that it may not live up to my inordinately high expectations. I am pleased that not only did it manage to exceed all of my expectations, I loved the book even more than the first (even if I wished to get […]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted February 16, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I am not sure how Maggie Stiefvater does it but every time I read one of her books I fall a little bit more in love with her writing. To say that I enjoyed The Raven Boys would be a gross understatement. I absolutely loved every minute of it and was so disappointed when I got to the end (and so relieved that I waited until the second book The […]

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Posted January 27, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 0 Comments
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014

Hosted by Readers Live A Thousand Lives, Lovin Los Libros, and Corrie The Book Crazed Girl The goal of this challenge is to mix up the genres/categories that we read. Sometimes we get stuck in the genre/category we are reading and read nothing else. This challenge is designed to mix it up  a little. Each month will feature a different genre/category – the goal being to read and review one […]

World After by Susan Ee

Posted January 18, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
World After by Susan Ee

World After is the long-anticipated sequel to Angelfall – a self-published novel by Susan Ee which seemed to sprout wings and take off (bad pun intended!) when it was released two years ago. Angelfall was a massive success which seemed to take the book blogosphere by storm. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel especially since the first book ended with a colossal cliff-hanger. But the real question is does […]

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]