I have mixed feelings about the book. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the writing, the pace, the easy conversation, and many of the characters. I didn’t get all of it because of the whole not being a gamer thing.
A question: right now, are we writing YA for teenagers, aged 12 through 19, or are we writing YA for those of us not-so-young-anymore adults who devour them? I don’t have an answer to this question, but it’s something to think about.
Another book review, this one of Bethany Neal’s debut YA, My Last Kiss.
I have a lot of mixed feelings and reactions to My Last Kiss. It’s a mystery, and a fantastical one at that, seeing as our narrator is dead.
What is your “Hope is…”? For Star Mackie, it’s a ferris wheel. For me, a sunshower. Here’s my review of Robin Herrera’s Hope is a Ferris Wheel.
One of the best books I’ve read in a long while. Science-fiction at its best. Stranded on Mars, left for dead, how will he survive?
Isn’t this a GREAT sentence?: “I’m hungry for newness, a fresh start, a do-over. I want to reach back into my history with a grade-school pink eraser, scrubbing away my decisions like mistakes on a math test. Too bad I drew my mistakes in ink.”
Mini-reviews of books read in January, including books by Sarah Maclean, Deeanne Gist, and Stephen King.