Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Rating: 3/5

Rule #3:
Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Rule #2:
Don't speak to invisible faeries. 

Rule #1:
Don’t ever attract their attention
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. When the rules that have kept Aislinn safe from them stop working, everything is suddenly on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic, 2008
Genre: YA Dystopia
Rating: 5/5

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

The First Part Last
Author: Angela Johnson
Publisher: Simon Pulse, 2003
Genre: YA
Rating: 3/5

Bobby's a classic urban teenager. He's restless. He's impulsive. But the thing that makes him different is this: He's going to be a father. His girlfriend, Nia, is pregnant, and their lives are about to change forever. Instead of spending time with friends, they'll be spending time with doctors, and next, diapers. They have options: keeping the baby, adoption. They want to do the right thing.
If only it was clear what the right thing was.