Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us

Oh, yes, the annual frenzy of National Novel Writing Month has begun. Yes, I am participating this year, but not for writing a novel. I am using this month to keep me focused on developing an idea I had for a YA fantasy. There will be writing done. There has already been some. But I … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us

Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book in the Divergent trilogy. In this post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, the surviving humans have divided into five factions, each with a particular role in society. Teens are given a test to determine which faction they are best suited for, but … Continue reading Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Narrated by Cynthia Hopkins Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire My rating: 3 of 5 stars There are doorways in our world. No, not the ones that lead to other rooms; the ones that lead to other worlds. Children, mostly girls, sometimes find these doorways and, if they choose to pass through, are led … Continue reading Friday Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The conclusion to Meyer's re-telling of classic fairy tales in a futuristic setting is loosely based on Snow White. Princess Winter is loved and admired by all the Lunar people. She is beautiful despite the scars on her face, perhaps even more beautiful than her … Continue reading Friday Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Raul Esparza Matteo Alacran is a clone. He was grown from a strip of skin taken from El Patron, the drug lord known as the king of Opium, a land made up of parts of the southwestern US and … Continue reading Friday Review: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)

Friday Review: Under the Empyrean Sky (Heartland Trilogy #1) by Chuck Wendig

Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cael lives in the Heartland, the vast stretch of country that once was home to many farms, family owned and growing everything that could be farmed. Now, it is all owned by the Empyrean, and the only crop that is grown is … Continue reading Friday Review: Under the Empyrean Sky (Heartland Trilogy #1) by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: Floor 21 by Jason Luthor

FLOOR 21 by Jason Luthor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jackie is seventeen, living in the Tower with the remnants of humanity. No one knows why they were forced to live here or what went on Before. The humans live on the top floors of the Tower, and the lower floors are infected by … Continue reading Friday Review: Floor 21 by Jason Luthor

Friday Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

Taken by Erin Bowman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Taken is the story of Gray Weathersby, seventeen years old, and one of the oldest male residents of Claysoot. When each boy reaches his eighteenth birthday, he is stolen from the town in what the villagers refer to as the Heist. No one knows what … Continue reading Friday Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

Friday Review: Paranormal Legacy (Inhuman Chronicles 1) by Caitlin Hensley

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars The first thing I have to say about this ebook is a thank you to the author for taking the time to make it a well-put together book. Unlike too many author published ebooks, there were no odd formatting issues, and no editing errors that I found. It's nice … Continue reading Friday Review: Paranormal Legacy (Inhuman Chronicles 1) by Caitlin Hensley