Books by Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
The Patterns of Paper Monsters (2010)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 1
This isn't the type of book that I would normally read, but I'm still glad that I did. At first I was confused as to why Jacob was in the JDC; it was hard to relate to him. I liked the fact that there was no romance involved, it wouldn't have been 'right' to put him and Andrea together for some r...
Mexican High (2008)
3.49 of 5 Votes: 5
Mexican High by Liza Monroy (Spiegel & Grau). This one just came out in paperback with a cool new cover (pictured). Milagro "Mila" Marquez, spends her senior year at the International School of Mexico, where she encounters snobby ultra-rich cliques, easy drugs and, eventually, a few truths ab...
La hija del rey araña (2013)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 5
A parte de todo lo que os he ido diciendo, el final ya era todo un cúmulo de estupideces, una tras otra. Ha sido más que precipitado a mi parecer y sin ningún sentido, no sigue la línea de la historia principal, que es casi inexistente y a veces sólo se fijaba en el "espantoso" vestido de Abike. ...
Princess of Gossip (2008)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
princess of gossip i found to be really boring! the plot was cute and everything, but i couldnt get myslef into it.The book was really horribly written, avery was kinda whiney (when i remember reading it). avery just moved to a new school, so shes all invisble and all of that blah blah blah and s...
Was sie nicht weiß (2012)
3.48 of 5 Votes: 4
Een spannende thriller, die vrij vlot leest. Veel korte hoofdstukken. Daar houd ik wel van. Op een gegeven moment weet je wel wie de dader is, maar het blijft spannend omdat je niet weet hoe ze diegene te pakken krijgen. Ik twijfelde tussen drie en vier sterren. (Jammer genoeg kun je geen halve s...
Dont You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey - Teacher Guide (2010)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 4
Tish and Matt are siblings. It's a normal family, except for dad. He hits mom and abuses Tish. While all of this is going on at home, school isn't that great either. But Tish writes all of her problems in her journal that her teacher, Mrs. Dunphree, makes the whole class write in. They turn in th...
The Transformation of Things: A Novel (2010)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 1
A very well-written and interesting book exploring relationships, class & power dynamics, and authenticity. The main character is the wife of a judge who's being indicted for accepting a bribe. This story follows her as she falls from popularity in social standings and chooses to stand by he...
Intacta (2013)
2.96 of 5 Votes: 4
I through to about 60% of this one. I tried real hard to continue but I just couldn't NOW it takes a lot for me to not finish a book. There are many things that were just wrong with this one. First and foremost is that she is SIXTEEN.......I am not a fan of reading about minors and sex, masturbat...
Before I Say Good-Bye (2000)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
I would say this is more like a 2.5 but I'm willing to round up. This book did not redeem itself until the last 20 or so pages, and even then it still bothered me. I had a very hard time liking the characters, or even finding one thing I could relate to them with. I felt Dante was misogynistic an...
Before I Say Goodbye (2011)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 3
Another book my Mrs Nunes that held me captive. I had pretty much figured out what was going on from the get go, but I liked that the book took its time unfolding the story. Nobody was perfect yet everybody did their best. The story took the view points of four of the main characters and kept swi...
Bodyguard: Hostage (2013)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 5
I'm not really a huge fan of YA novels but lately I've found myself reading quite a lot of them without any conscious effort. It just seems that any book I pick up ends up being a YA novel.Hostage was quite an entertaining read and pretty straightforward.Some situations were pretty obvious and no...
Covert (2000)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
Yet another great book by Natasha Preston! This one was quite different from the others I've read so far. This story is about a group of friends who go to a cabin to spend the weekend partying. When the awaken that first morning, they discover two of them have been murdered while they slept. ...
Fire Will Fall (2010)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
Didn't read 1st book, but still very good, June 2, 2012I received this book from a friend. Upfront, I'll just say I didn't read the first book in the series. Not intentional. The book does a good job of keeping things fresh while bringing in backstory. Not sure how much of it would've been rehash...
An Order of Coffee and Tears (2012)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
When you see a waitress at a diner, what do you see? Someone willing to serve order after order, guest after guest, someone unlucky enough to have to make do with the drudgery of such routine? This book made me appreciate how many of us come with painful, abusive pasts and seek the healing power ...
Rape Girl (2012)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 3
Tragic, honest, and truly keeps your attention. This book may be short, but packs more than most large novels. The author of this book took a large risk writing on such a fragile subject, and managed to pull through flawlessly. While showing the downsides of modern day society, it gives some insi...