POLL: Who is your favorite YA Book Boyfriend?

Book Boyfriends

With so many appealing YA “Book Boyfriends” out there to  choose from it can be hard for a girl to remain monogamous, but even the most book boy crazy among us have one character that sticks out in our minds as the epitome of what the perfect book boyfriend should be… for me it’s Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer Trilogy, but only after he stole me away from Tobias “Four Eaton” of the Divergent Series. Let us know who your favorite YA Book Boyfriend is by voting in the poll below! Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Just One Day’ by Gayle Forman

Just One Day

Just One Day (Image Credit: Gayle Forman)

Maybe it’s because I’ve never traveled abroad, but I find that I am always especially drawn to young adult books that take place overseas. Bonus points if it’s somewhere in Europe, and such is the case in Gayle Forman’s newest novel, Just One Day. Continue reading

Divergent Casting News

Exciting New Divergent Casting News! Christina, Caleb, Tori, & Eric Cast!

Divergent Casting News

Divergent (Image Credit: Veronica Roth) / Zoe Kravitz (Image Credit) David Shankbone) / Maggie Q (Image Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

Exciting casting news has just been confirmed via Summit Entertainment’s twitter account! The book to movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Dystopian Young Adult Novel has just cast three of the film’s key players! In addition to Shailene Woodley who will be starring in the lead role of Tris Prior and Kate Winslet (whose role has yet to be confirmed, but is believed to be Erudite Leader, Jeanine Matthews) the film has chosen its Caleb Prior, Christina, and Tori!

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Book Review: ‘If I Stay’ by Gayle Forman

Death is not an uncommon concept in young adult fiction. Whether it’s death of a friend or parent, the impending death of one’s self, or even the undead, death in general is a central theme in tons of YA novels. And yet there is something unique about Gayle Forman’s take on the matter in If I Stay, which follows the thoughts of a girl in between life and death. A concept that could have been morbid and melodramatic instead reads as a thoughtful celebration of life. Continue reading

My Top 5: Jennifer Echols Books

Image Credit: Jennifer Echols

Image Credit: Jennifer Echols

I don’t like picking favorites (too much pressure!), but if pressed I would probably name Jennifer Echols as my favorite young adult author. Jennifer has several new books coming out in 2013, including her first adult romantic comedy, Star Crossed, in February, and the new adult paranormal novel, Levitating Las Vegas, in May. In the meantime I thought it would be fun to revisit a few of my favorite Jennifer Echols books while I wait (impatiently) for the new ones! Continue reading

The Rise of Dystopia: ‘Divergent’ Gets a Release Date

Image Credit: John Picken / Veronica Roth

Lately, Young Adult literature has been taking over the movie industry in big ways. From the wild success of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games to the recent release of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Hollywood Big Shots are looking towards the already written word to develop their next blockbusters. Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Every Day’ by David Levithan

Try to imagine living life every day, but never living your own life. This is the difficult truth for A, the main “character” (for lack of a better word) in David Levithan’s Every Day. Each morning, A wakes up in a new body. Just like A, we don’t really know many specifics. A doesn’t remember ever having a body of his/her own. A doesn’t associate with a particular gender because it has always changed based on the day. (I’m going to go assume A is male during this review for simplicity’s sake; there’s some commentary on this in the book that I’ll address later.) But A can feel that his mind is separate from the bodies he inhabits. With some effort, A is able to access each body’s memory and uses this information to live each day as closely to his host’s normal routine as possible.  A doesn’t know what the host remembers the following day. After 16 years, A has learned not to make attachments to people. Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Something Strange and Deadly’ by Susan Dennard

Image Credit: Susan Dennard

As readers, we all have pet peeves and deal-breakers when it comes to what we like and what we don’t. Genres that I sometimes struggle with are paranormal, steampunk, and historical fiction. Which is why it’s kind of odd that I decided to read this paranormal-themed, steampunk-tinged historical fiction. I guess I was trying to convince myself to be open-minded, which isn’t such a bad thing! Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Going Too Far’ by Jennifer Echols

It’s only fair of me to preface this review by admitting this is not the first time I have read Jennifer Echols’ Going Too Far. I actually read it for the first time about 2 years ago, when I was sick with the death flu. I loved and devoured every page. At the time I was not writing book reviews, but now that some time has passed I thought it would be fun to revisit this book. I was curious to see if I felt the same about it, plus it’s a great opportunity for me to spread the word about this fantastic book and author. Continue reading