Review

Of Metal and Wishes

Sarah Fine’s Of Metal and Wishes has so many great things going for it. It is a vivid and sinister novel retold from none other than The Phantom of the Opera, and it shines in both execution and concept. 16-year-old Wen assists her father with his work as a doctor in a slaughterhouse. When someone… Read More Of Metal and Wishes

Review

Dangerous Boys

Our lives are made up of choices. Big ones, small ones, strung together by the thin air of good intentions; a line of dominoes, ready to fall. They blur into an endless stream, leading seamlessly to the next question, the next decision – yes, no, no, yes. The line of dominoes falling one by one.… Read More Dangerous Boys

Review

Dangerous Girls

Wouldn’t we all look guilty, if someone searched hard enough? How is it possible to review something so brilliant yet so twisted and mind-blowing? Frankly, it’s a near impossible feat, but Dangerous Girls is so amazing that I at least have to try to express its brilliance. It’s spring break of senior year, and that… Read More Dangerous Girls

Review

Among the Hidden

“No,” Luke said. “She wanted to live free. Not die. Not hide. Live.” It’s extremely difficult to write something for people of all ages, and still make it have the same overall emotional impact on everyone reading it – regardless of age. Among the Hidden is one of the few middle grade books to accomplish… Read More Among the Hidden

Review

The Program

The Program is a really interesting combination of two of YA’s biggest current fads: dystopian novels and a focus on taboo issues, mainly teen suicide. While this combination was a risky if not extremely ambitious, somehow Suzanne Young managed to pull it off. …Some things are better left in the past. And true things are… Read More The Program

Review

Starglass

Note: this was a DNF for me. I read about 30%, but couldn’t bring myself to read on. I only started Starglass because of the author – Phoebe North. She is one of my favorite reviewers out in the blogosphere, and I was really interested in seeing how her debut novel would turn out. Sadly,… Read More Starglass