YALSA Hub Challenge Book 19: In The Shadow of Blackbirds

My next, and final book since I haven't been able to find the time to finish Lexicon with starting my new position, is In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. It's a creepy supernatural historical tale accompanied by some fantastic pictures from the time. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black during the Spanish…

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…

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 9: The Testing

My next book is The Testing by Joelle Charboneau is the first in a new trilogy. It's another dystopian, post-apocalyptic future book. I know, I know, another one? But I quite like this genre. I watch Revolution and Defiance on TV, and just started watching The 100 too, plus several other dystopian series are currently on my To…