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May 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
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3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
When the Sea is Rising Red

I really enjoyed reading this one. It's hard for me to summarize my thoughts on it so I think I shall make a list. Hmm, yes, list time. 1. I loved the world building. Classes, aristocracy, a town that revolves around the sea, superstition being so entwined...

May 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Trafficked, a look at modern day slavery

I picked up Trafficked because I've been studying human trafficking for some time now. I was glad to see the topic addressed in YA literature, especially since it takes advantage of so many young children and teens each year. Trafficking is not an easy subject to talk about, but it's...

April 13, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Welcome to the World of Mythology & Mafioso

Let me start by saying that Rosa Alcantara is one of my favorite protagonists in YA. She is a strong-willed, stubborn, and feisty character who doesn’t take anyone’s crap and who has been through most of her personal tragedies alone. And let me tell you, she’s had to go through...

March 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
High School... the Magical Way

I am really glad I kept reading past the first 30 or 40 pages because I ended up loving this book. The beginning was a little hard to get through, Phoebe was really whiny and while I understand why she was upset I didn't know if I wanted to read...

March 23, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Coffee Love

Matchmaking based on coffee drinks instantly drew me to this book. I thought what the heck, it's not even 200 pages and I'm in the mood for something short and sweet. That's exactly what Kristina delivered. However, because the novel was SO SHORT, I felt like a...

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