Recommended New Adult Titles

This weekend I’m presenting at the YALSA Symposium on Literature and Services for New Adults with another YA librarian. For the past year, I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult fiction in preparation. I read a handful of titles in late 2012 and early 2013 when the fledgling category was picking up steam. I… Continue reading Recommended New Adult Titles

Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

I loved Rae Carson’s fantasy series Girl of Fire and Thorns (which I never reviewed here, but I did do a review in gifs for the library’s tumblr). I was so excited when I discovered she had a new series, but since it was more historical fiction, which is not usually my favorite genre, I… Continue reading Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Reading Recap: Paranormal and Steampunk YA

My grad school class has wrapped up, and so I’m back to blogging.  I read a sampling of paranormal and steampunk YA. These are all backlist titles that I’d missed, and I do feel that even though none of them are new personal favorites for me, it does give me some more options for recommendations… Continue reading Reading Recap: Paranormal and Steampunk YA

Reading Recap: March and April 2015

I need to catch up on reviews, but don’t want to bother with individual posts. So this is a round up of lots of titles I’ve been reading recently. These are the young adult fiction titles, and I’ll do similar round ups for graphic novels and adult fiction I’ve been reading soonish.

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I usually rotate between genres, but I have been craving YA fantasy in the vein of Graceling and Finnikin of the Rock lately. I’d read the first few pages of Throne of Glass when it first came out and it didn’t really pique my interest at the time, but I decided to give it a try… Continue reading Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas