Looking Back on 2012 Releases in Young Adult Literature

I’m working on my reading goals for 2013. I want to do a balance of 2012 titles I missed (and I am going by calendar year, not publishing year), older books that I’ve never gotten around to reading, and newly published books I’m excited about or on the fence about. Part of that is looking… Continue reading Looking Back on 2012 Releases in Young Adult Literature

Myth and Mystery: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I’m a sucker for tragic love stories, whether it’s Ellen Olenska and Newland Archer from The Age of Innocence or Buffy and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I also have a penchant for the magical way Maggie Stiefvater strings words together. So when I first read the synopsis for her new book, The Raven… Continue reading Myth and Mystery: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Merry Sisters of Fate: A 3-in-1 YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Review

Our library is hosting the three authors of the forthcoming Curiosities: A Collection of Short Stories, which I reviewed here (and also shared a fun story about reading a couple of the stories to some juvenile delinquents here). But I hadn’t read any of the novels written by Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, or Brenna Yovanoff and wanted to… Continue reading The Merry Sisters of Fate: A 3-in-1 YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Review