YALSA Hub: One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Gail Carriger

As a Steampunk, I had to share this here. Gail Carriger is the author of the Parasol Protectorate series for adults, the Finishing School series for teens (the first and second installments are winners of YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks), and the upcoming Prudence out on March 17th. The interview can be read on The Hub blog, […]

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 Number 17: Etiquette and Espionage

My next book is Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. This book has been on my To Read list since it came out due to it being Steampunk. Etiquette and Espionage is the first book in her Finishing School series and is set in the same world as her Parasol Protectorate series for adults, only […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Books 15 and 16: Boxers and Saints

The graphic novels Boxer and Saints by Gene Luen Yang are historical fiction. And I must say, I’m really getting into these Graphic Novels! While I have heard of the Boxer Rebellion, I don’t know much about it. Now I do. In the 1890s the Chinese public was becoming increasingly hostile to the “foreign devils” […]