Book Review: If I Stay by G..

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stayby Gayle Forman Mia wakes up from an accident – a bad car accident. What she soon realizes is that she’s not quite herself anymore. Her body is in a coma and she is free to roam and watch all angles of what is happening. Her parents are dead and her little brother in bad condition. What Mia has to decide is if there is a life, if she wants one, without her family. Will her boyfriend and other family be enough to make her decide to stay. Or will she be better off with her family, on […]

Posted October 27, 2009
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Blog Tour: Japan Took the J..

Blog Tour: Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me

Author: Lisa Fineberg CookReleased: October 20, 2009 by Downtown Press Description from GoodReads: This humorous, moving, and insightful debut memoir follows a young newlywed from Beverly Hills to Nagoya, Japan, where her husband has a new job. I normally do not read memoirs, but I decided to try this one since it involves the Japanese culture. Generally, I enjoy anything that gives me insight in this culture, and this hilarious novel did just that. The novel take the view point of a young women finding herself immersed in a completely foreign world for the sake of her new husband. This […]

Posted October 26, 2009
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Blog Tour: Flesh and Fire

Blog Tour: Flesh and Fire

Author: Laura Anne GilmanReleased: October 13, 2009 by Pocket BooksDescription from GoodReads: Fourteen centuries ago, all power was held by the prince-mages, who alone could craft the spell-wines. But the people revolted against harsh rule, and were saved by a demigod called Sin-Washer, who broke the First Vine, shattering the hold of the prince-mages. In 1378 ASW, princes still rule, but Vinearts now make spellwines, less powerful than in days of old. Jerzy, a young slave, has just begun his studies to become a Vineart when his master uncovers the first stirrings of a plot to finish the work Sin-Washer […]

Posted October 25, 2009
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Book Review: Vampire Kisses

Book Review: Vampire Kisses

Author: Ellen SchreiberReleased: 2003 by HarperTeen Description from GoodReads:The mansion on top of Benson Hill has been empty and boarded up for years. But a new family has moved in. A family that never ventures out during the day. Who are these creepy people; especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town gossip actually be true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander’s loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth. Vampire Kisses was one of those novels for […]

Posted October 19, 2009
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Book Review: Witch on the W..

Book Review: Witch on the Water

Authors: Christine and Ethan RoseReleased: October 12, 2009 by Blue Moose PressDescription from GoodReads:“Witch on the Water” chronicles the continuing adventures of twelve-year-old Cullen and his friends, Maddy and April. Cullen thought he had enough trouble surviving school, dealing with his miserable home life, and being possessed by Rowan, a 1400-year-old wizard. But when Rowan’s wife, the sadistic vampire Fiana, comes back seeking revenge, Cullen and his band of misfits must do what they can to stop her. This time Cullen’s favorite teacher is Fiana’s first target. Imaginative and poignant, the adventures of Rowan and Cullen thoroughly enchants the reader […]

Posted October 18, 2009
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Book Review: My Rotten Life

Book Review: My Rotten Life

My Rotten Life(Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie)by David Lubar Nathan isn’t the coolest kid in the class – not even close. In fact, he was having a pretty bad day until he decides to look into his friend’s crazy uncle’s experimental Hurt-Be-Gone – only it accidentally gets poured all over him. There was one fatal error in the concoction – instead of using the corpus flower, he had used the corpse flower, and now, Nathan is slowly becoming undead – a zombie. But life as a zombie isn’t half bad. He doesn’t need to use his lungs any more so gym […]

Posted October 18, 2009
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Design It Up!

Design It Up!

Saturday Swap is dead for the moment. But I am hoping to revamp it for next week as The YA Report (in case you have not noticed, I do mini-reports during the week too on my sidebar) Now for something different. As you can see, my site as been completely revamped, while I cannot take all the credit, there are a lot of HTML things that I have learned over time, so I thought it would be fun to give mini-tutorials on how to pretty up your site/blog. This week we are going to start off with something simple: Scroll […]

Posted October 16, 2009
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Book Review: Hero-Type

Book Review: Hero-Type

Hero-Type by Barry Lyga From the author’s website: Maybe it’s courage, the kind Kevin Ross (Kross to his friends) showed when he saved Leah Muldoon’s life. Maybe it’s living with your own guilt so someone else doesn’t have to… Maybe it’s the way Kross was in the right place at the right time… Or the way he wouldn’t back down when everything that mattered to him was called into question. Maybe it’s keeping your friends close–like the Council of Fools, a motley collection of goofballs and whacked-out teenage jesters–even when they don’t really understand you. Or maybe it’s striving to […]

Posted October 15, 2009
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