An Honest Review of Carve the Mark

I’m calling this one an “honest” review because I’ve never read Divergent. Therefore, I don’t have any expectations on what the novel might be like or Roth’s writing. I have read numerous reviews, both positive and negative, but decided to read the book for myself and judge it on it’s own merits. Many have read […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 18: Lives of Tao

Next up is Alex Award winner Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu. While this book is an adult novel, it has large appeal to teens, especially teen boys, which is why it won the Alex Award. Roen Tan is an overweight thirty-year-old computer programmer who is living a rather depressing life. He hates his job […]

Four Stars for Epci Scifi and an Awesome Heroine in Wynde by Tricia Barr

Wynde is the debut novel by lifelong fangirl Tricia Barr, and the first in her Fireheart Series.  Due to the main character’s status as a recent University grad, I classify Wynde as New Adult.  While the book would be great for teen audiences too, all of the characters are over the age of about 22. […]