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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     March 04, 2012
Last updated: March 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Great Collection of YA stories

I really love anthologies. They are just perfect for when you don't have time to read a big novel. What makes GIRL MEETS BOY so special is it's a collection of short tales that have a he said/she said feel to the same story. One...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     March 02, 2012
Last updated: March 03, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Tale

I loved the book and movie adaptation of BEASTLY. My favorite character had to be Kendra, the witch, who cast a spell turning the vain high school jock into a beast. BEWITCHING continues the story of Kendra, only this time she tries to help out Emma in this...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 25, 2012
Last updated: February 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Return to the land of Trylle

I loved SWITCHED and couldn't wait for the second book in this trilogy. Hocking doesn't disappoint. TORN continues the story of the changeling Wendy Everly only this time she finds out the truth about her father. Wendy didn't think it was possible for her birth father to...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 25, 2012
Last updated: February 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A World Without Parents

I love graphic novels. I was very intrigued by the premise of THE GIRL WHO OWNED A CITY. It's an adaption from the original 1975 novel by O.T. Nelson. The dystopian premise of a virus wiping out all adults fits right in with the current wave of...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 24, 2012
Last updated: February 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A Very Addictive Read

There’s been a string of dystopias out there with similar premises but PARTIALS breathes new life in this genre. PARTIALS is the amazing tale of Kira Walker who lives in a dying world of our future. The Partials, non-humans, have unleashed RM, a virus that has killed most...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Paranormal Romance

I love a good paranormal romance. Add a forbidden love and I'm hooked. Embrace has all of this and more. It all starts on Violet's seventeenth birthday when her father gives her a letter from her dead mother. This letter sets off a string of events and...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 13, 2012
Last updated: February 13, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Not just another dystopian tale

I admit I almost passed this book over thinking it would be yet another dystopian tale. I took my copy to Starbucks to read while son was in school. Let's just say I ended up in the coffee shop for a few hours as I couldn't put this...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     February 05, 2012
Last updated: February 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

New Graphic novel

The premise of this graphic novel intrigued me. I'm a homeschooling mom, so I had to see what the author did with her homeschooled character Maggie. Seems after her mother 'left', Maggie has to attend the public school high school. She's nervous and afraid she won't make...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     January 28, 2012
Last updated: January 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Jane Eyre comes to life

I really loved this story. I admit I'm a huge Jane Austen fan so when I read the blurb for A Breath of Eyre I knew I had to read it. Mont takes an intriguing premise and breathes fresh air on it. Great writing and pacing keeps...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     January 22, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Another fun interative tale from Coliliquy

I really loved this latest interactive ebook from Coliloquy. In this story Celia ends up moving to the hometown of her recently killed father. Once there she finds a mysterious letter in her grandmother's mailbox. The letter is over 150 years old. What's very strange is...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     January 18, 2012
Last updated: January 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Fun New Story

I love Heidi Kling's writing. I loved her debut story SEA and also a short story in the First Time anthology. I couldn't wait to read her new story WITCH'S TALE. This series is different as it has an interactive feature where readers decide where the story...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     January 15, 2012
Last updated: January 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Lives up to the hype

I'd heard lots about Amanda Hocking and was curious to see what everyone was talking about. Everyone knows I love a good paranormal so I was excited I was able to get a copy of her book SWITCHED. I was intrigued with the premise of a girl that finds...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     January 10, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Tale

I’m a huge fan of YA sci-fi books. I loved Across the Universe and couldn’t wait for the follow-up book. Some sequels fall flat and fail to live up to the hype. Let me tell you though, A Million Suns lives up to its hype and more. Once again...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     December 29, 2011
Last updated: December 29, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Cross Over Paranormal for fans of Diana Gabaldon and Harry Potter

I love paranormals and A Discovery of Witches doesn't disappoint. This book has a Diana Gabaldon feel to it without all the graphic images. It has cross over appeal too. What I really loved about this story was how Matthew, the 1500 year old vampire, is a...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer     December 27, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Captive Violet Eyes

Living Violet is not just another run of the mill paranormal. Reed gives us a smart and at times hilarious heroine who doesn't wait for others to help her out. Samara Marshall is independent and not one to fall in love with just anyone. When hot Caleb...

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