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Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 15, 2011
Last updated: October 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Can You Change Your Destiny?

I was very intrigued with the premise of two teens in 1996 coming across their future via Facebook. I mean, who wouldn't be curious to know what happens to them in the future? A fun twist on the time travel idea similar to a reverse 13 going on 30....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 09, 2011
Last updated: October 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Betrayal and Acceptance

I couldn't wait to get a copy of Janet Gurtler's latest book. Just like her first book I'M NOT HER, Gurtler tackles real issues with honestly without being bleak and hopeless. Her multi-layered characters show both weaknesses and strengths and you can't help but cheer them on. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     October 02, 2011
Last updated: October 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Love throughout time

I love a good paranormal tale and this one kept my interest. Emma seems to have everything stacked against her and finds herself at this posh NY Upper East Side prep school, hoping she can forget the past. Then she is drawn to the very cute Brendan, who's...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 11, 2011
Last updated: September 11, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Questioning Faith

Lacey has always been the good girl. Her father is the town's pastor. She doesn't question her faith and does what she's supposed to. She also wants to be a part of her town's Hell House production. This is a play that has in different rooms,...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 05, 2011
Last updated: September 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Scary good tale

If you're on Twitter, I'm sure you've read alot about the YA dystopia ASHES. I knew I had to grab a copy of this book especially when I heard how amazing it was. Add a frightening premise in a world that could very well be our own. Plus,...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     September 04, 2011
Last updated: September 04, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Riley's story continues

I really loved The Demon Trapper's Daughter and couldn't wait to read the next book in this series. I wasn't disappointed. Riley is back, only this time her father has been stolen and reanimated(he's been brought back from the dead), her boyfriend is royally upset at her, and...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 29, 2011
Last updated: August 29, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Unique tale

I'd heard tons of great things about this Apocalypse series so when I found the book Rage in the box of books MG sent me to review, I knew I had to read it. First though I downloaded book one in the series: Hunger. I was hooked. ...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 26, 2011
Last updated: August 28, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Intriguing Tale

I have to admit, I didn't expect this story to end up the way it does. Johnson builds up the tension and suspense of what's going on with the murders and how Rory is involved. She does a great job setting the scene with a totally suspenseful opening...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 19, 2011
Last updated: August 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Unique twist

I was really excited to be able to read the e-book galley of WOLF MARK that's available on Netgalley. I love the idea behind Tu Books which is having more multicultural fantasies. Let's just say WOLF MARK lives up to all I'd hoped for in this new imprint...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 10, 2011
Last updated: August 10, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Tale

I'm always looking for books that show characters who deal with sensory issues in a realistic way. Ultraviolet doesn't disappoint. Alison though deals with one sort of sensory issue called synesthesia. Sudden noises, bright lights, people touching her or even just talking, hurt. My own son...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

One Amazing Read

I totally fell in love with this story. Beautifully written this tale has a Sandra Cisnernos feel to it with it's realistic and touching portrayal of Lupita and her family. This is also a coming of age story told in free verse. Each chapter flows and shows...

Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 05, 2011
Last updated: August 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Mystery in a Tiny Community

I really loved the premise of a teen who has questions about her past which include how she got a mysterious paw print on her hip. Add the lush Vancouver Island background, a love triangle, and strange things happening around her and I'm hooked. Maya is an interesting...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
N/A
Characters 
 
N/A
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Now there's only six…

Elizabeth Valchar has everything going for her. She's pretty, rich, and popular. That all changes the morning after her eighteen birthday. Seven people join her on her father's boat to celebrate. A mysterious sound wakes her and when she goes to check it out, her whole...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     August 02, 2011
Last updated: August 02, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Great followup to Birthmarked

Sixteen-year-old Gaia has fled the Enclave with her infant sister only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a society where women rule men and where she thinks her grandmother resides. Once there though she finds that the rules of Sylum are just as harsh as the Enclave....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Kim Baccellia, Editor     July 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
N/A
Characters 
 
N/A
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Amazing Tale

Pearl (Bean) and Henry have been best friends since elementary school. They also have the strangest mothers. Bean is close to her grandfather Gus who isn't too happy with her mother. Then Gus dies and family secrets come out. Bean has to find the strength...

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