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August 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

ISBN: 9780857073631 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 452 Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger. She wakes from a coma in hospital with no memory of how she got there or of the bizarre accident that caused the deaths of her best friends...

August 29, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

ISBN: 9781408312759 Publisher: Orchard Pages: 410 "Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her." Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson is about sixteen year...

August 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hollow Pike by James Dawson

ISBN: 9781444004816 Publisher: Orion Pages: 416 Something wicked this way comes... She thought she'd be safe in the country, but you can't escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she's being paranoid - after...

August 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

ISBN: 9781408320723 Publisher: Macmillan Pages: 369 Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story... Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought...

August 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

ISBN: 9781606842676 Publisher: Egmont Pages: 336 Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human. And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely. ...

August 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Clever One by Helena Close

ISBN: 9780340920206 Publisher: Hachette Pages: 314 I've always been 'the clever one'. So clever that I got 10 As in my Junior Cert. So clever that everyone knows I'm destined for great things. But my family chooses to ignore how clever I am when I...

August 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

ISBN: 9780983157274 Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Pages: 312 Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. Ember operates on...

July 17, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Soul Fire by Kate Harrison

ISBN: 9781780620237 Publisher: Orion Pages: 400 It’s getting hotter on the beach . . . Alice Forster regularly talks with her dead sister, Meggie, in the virtual world of Soul Beach – an online paradise where dead teenagers are held in limbo....

July 14, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Saving June by Hannah Harrington

ISBN: 9781848450950 Publisher: Mira Ink Pages: 336 ‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’ Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June...

June 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

ISBN: 9780330529730 Publisher: Macmillan Pages: 514 Destiny brought them together. The gods will keep them apart. Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is--now it's getting harder. She's having nightmares of a desperate desert journey,...

June 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

ISBN: 9781408832332 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 416 A heart of ice. A will of steel. Meet the assassin. After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the...

June 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Soul Beach by Kate Harrison

ISBN: 9781780620060 Publisher: Orion Pages: 256 People are dying to get here . . . When Alice Forster receives an email from her dead sister she assumes it must be a sick practical joke. Then an invitation arrives to the virtual world...

June 18, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

ISBN: 9781442409057 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 358 By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of...

June 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay

ISBN: 9781595142252 Publisher: Razorbill Pages: 263 Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth. All Megan wants is to be normal and go to homecoming. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead....

June 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Crossed by Ally Condie

ISBN: 9780525423652 Publisher: Dutton Pages: 367 Fighting for truth Escaping for freedom Rebelling for love? In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to...

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