Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"You're awesome! You're like my new best friend...aside from my mom!"
That quote totally made my day! :)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Release Date: 5/12/2009
About the Book: Kyra is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her family in The Chosen Ones compound. She has three mothers, 20 siblings, and follows the prophet. She tries to live an obidient life, but she's in love with Joshua, and the two have been meeting in secret. Plus, Kyra's been sneaking off to visit the Ironton County Mobile Library on Wheels and reading books. Kyra notices that things aren't perfect where she lives and she starts to question things. When the prophet announces that Kyra is to be the seventh wife for her 60-year-old Uncle, Kyra knows she needs to escape.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This book came with a lot of praise written up about it so it had a lot to live up to-and boy did it ever! This book is amazing! The Chosen One is a horrifying, chilling tale of a girl caught in the middle of a religious "cult" and her plans to escape. As heartwrenching as this tale is, there's also love, hope and friendship. Kyra develops a relationship with Patrick, the mobile librarian and she begins a romance with Joshua.
Kyra is a strong heroine and I liked her from the first page. She questions things around her. She's smart and she's brave. The story is told between present day and Kyra's flashbacks and the more you get to know Kyra, the more you want to root for her.
This book enticed so many emotions from me, and to me, that's a mark of Ms. Williams amazing writing talent! She could get me so worked up and angry or scared or hopeful and yet I couldn't stop reading because I needed to know what would happen! I wanted to scream and cry along with Kyra This was a book that I did not want to put down.
I have to say that as an avid reader and librarian, I really loved the fact that Kyra could find her escape in books. She would visit the mobile library, check out a book, and that would be her refuge from the pain in her world. The power of books is a beautiful part of this story and any reader can appreciate that part of Kyra's world.
The Chosen One is a book that I will be recommending to everyone. This story goes so much further then the ripped from the headlines idea and gives readers a look inside and takes them on an emotional journey. Even if you're not a fan of issue-books or contemporary fiction, give this one a try. This book is truely a must-read for teens and adults. Get your hands on a copy of The Chosen One-you won't be sorry.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So I'm way behind and missed out on Buffy when I was younger, so I'm catching up now and loving it. Today at the library, I totally saw a guy who looked like Giles and I wanted to run up to him and start talking and telling him he's like the coolest librarian, but had to stop myself. So I admired Giles-look alike from afar and was reminded that I need to watch Buffy when I get off work tonight!:)
2009 Mark Twain Winner: The sea of monsters / Rick Riordan
2nd place: The million dollar putt / Dan Gutman
3rd place: Rules / Cynthia Lord.
2009 Truman Award Winner: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer
2nd place: Runaway / Wendelin Van Draanen
3rd place: Rash / Pete Hautman
2009 Gateway Award Winner: Just listen : a novel / Sarah Dessen
2nd place: Life as we knew it / Susan Beth Pfeffer
3rd place: What happened to Cass McBride? : a novel / by Gail Giles
-I was two for three on all the lists, having read two out of the three winners. I was happy to see that Sarah Dessen won, since that was my favorite from the Gateway list. And I loved Rules and Sea of Monsters so those were good wins too! The Truman list was hard because I didn't really love any of the picks from last year, but next years list looks really good.
Release Date: 10/1/2009
About the Book: Final book in the Georgia Nicolson Series.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I know I'm not all the way caught up on this series, but I've loved the ones I've read, so I'm hoping to read the rest before #10 comes out.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
(1) Grab your current read
(2) Open to a random page
(3) Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(4) BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
(5) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"The Prophet was called. And all us kids standing around watching things unfold were sent home.
"This is the Devil's work,' Prophet Childs said. 'Get on home to your fathers and tell them what you saw."
-The Chosen One (ARC) by Carol Lynch Williams
I'm going to work on reviewing older titles as well as newer books, so be on the lookout for a mix of reviews soon.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, Lisa Mantchev has posted awesome news about her book being turned into an audiobook. And not just any audiobook, but one done by the amazing Full Cast Audio, which means there will be various actors for all the characters. I can't wait to listen to it-this book will make a wonderful audiobook! Congrats Lisa!!!
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This daughter of a rock star has it all—until murder crashes her world.
During a concert, sixteen-year-old Shaley O'Connor stumbles upon the body of a friend backstage. Is Tom Hutchens' death connected to her?
Frightening messages arrive. Paparazzi stalk Shaley. Her private nightmare is displayed for all to see. Where is God at times like this?
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
Release Date: 3/17/2009
About the Book: When wild Meg is caught trespassing on a bridge, she gets a week shadowing a cop as punishment.
Officer John After chose to stay to enforce the rules and plans on teaching Meg a lesson.
When these two get together, they will question and push each other-and maybe end up falling for each other...
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I had read some great reviews on this one (check out Kiss My Book's review!) so I had high hopes for this one. The story was good and Jennifer Echols is a wonderful writer, but this one just didn't meet my high expectations.
I don't really know why I didn't like this one as much as I thought I would-I can't really put my finger on it and I wish I could. I've been waiting several days to write this review hoping it would come to me, but nothing has. That's why I have to give it a 3.5-I liked it, but I wasn't in love, but the story still held my attention and did end up being really good at the end.
The story took awhile for me to get into, but once I did I really enjoyed it. The reasons for Meg's wild actions and want to escape and John's stiffness and "follow the rules" attitude are slowly revealed throughout. John's story was a little predictable to me, but Meg's wasn't and I appreciated that. I did find myself getting annoyed at times, because like all romantic comedies/dramas, you just want to yell at the couple to talk to each other. There was a lot of romantic tension between John and Meg, so when they finally got together it was HOT!!
The thing I did like was how Ms. Echols shows that she can write anything! This is different than her other books and she excels at writing. She creates realistic teens and great snappy, witty, sassy dialog between them. I was amazed at her writing skills.
Overall, this was a good gritty romance. I would recomend this one to fans of non-fluffy romance and realistic fiction.
Thanks to Liyana for awarding me the You Don't Say award. This award is for bloggers who take the time to comment on blogs.
I really love this award, because I love reading comments and leaving comments, so that fact that someone actually noticed that I leave comments is so cool!:)
I am awarding these wonderful commentors:
Steph Su-Steph loves Anne of Green Gables too, so how I not award her? :)
Cupcake Witch-She's a librarian too and she leaves lots of fun comments that I love to read.
Epic Rat-Cool blog and cool comments!
Rebecca's Book Blog-Rebecca and I both enjoy The Luxe series and have left each comments about it which has been lots of fun.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
From page 34-35
"I went over to the information desk, which was abandoned, and rang this little bell that said RING FOR ASSISTANCE. Apparently in the wacky world of libraries, "assistance" could mean "hot mama." An incredibly beautiful, young-looking lady popped out of a back little room and glided toward me. I felt myself blushing as I cleared my throat.
"Are you...um...a librarian?" Oops, I hadn't meant to sound so shocked.
"No, I'm a lawn gnome. Yes, I'm a librarian. Well, a librarian in training. My name is Amanda."
"Umm, well, I was wondering if you could help me find some books."
"Sure," she said. "Here! I give you...some books!" She gestured in a wide circle at the stacks all around us, then kind of giggled.
This just made me laugh because there are so many days when I want to answer back with a fun snarky remark when people ask if I'm a librarian or do you work here or do you have any books? Amanda, you are an inspiration! :)
In honor of support teen lit day, I'm posting about my top five favorite books I read as a teen (which yes, was awhile ago). This was a hard list to come up with, partially because I read a lot more as a kid than a teen (teen lit didn't really start to take off until after I was out of high school) and partially because I felt like because I couldn't find anything in our measly little teen section of the library, and because I was a good reader, I had to suffer through all those horrid adult books-which I hated. Let this be a lesson to you all-don't be afraid to ask a librarian for book suggestions-I was shy and never thought to ask. And don't think that just because you're growing up and can read a higher level you have to read all those bestsellers. Read what makes you happy. Ok, on to my list:
1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery-ok, yes I did read this as a child too, but it's number one on my list because when my high school switched to block scheduling we had a required 20min. reading time twice a week in seminar/study hall, I pulled out my old copies of Anne and got truly lost in the books. I would have to bring myself back to reality and I really felt like I was there in the book with Anne and friends-that's true book magic. This series has something for everyone no matter what your age.
2. Roswell High by Melinda Metz-This was my addiction in high school-I love this series. And yes it was the basis for the WB show Roswell, although they changed it up and I stopped watching. But pretty much it's a series about teen aliens in high school. Totally soapy and teen but I would wait eagerly for the next book release. I got all my friends in high school hooked. It was our high school Harry Potter.
3. Fingerprints by Melinda Metz-Ms. Metz's second series about a girl who can hear the last thought someone had when she touches their fingerprint. Of course, she thinks she's going crazy, joins up in this therapy group, meets a hottie guy who believes her and solves a mystery. This one was shorter than Roswell High and ended kind of sudden, but it was another addicting series and I eagerly awaited each release.
-If you can find either of the Metz series at a used bookstore or library I highly recommend them!!
4. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman-Not necessarily a teen book, but it didn't come out until I was a teen, and when I read this in seventh grade I was in love. Catherine is a great main character and her diary entries over how she avoids the men her father is trying to get her to marry is so much fun. Plus, it's an interesting look at medieval life. Catherine stayed with me long after I finished this book and I think she paved the way for more contemporary diary format books.
5. Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman-One of the few books I found in the teen section of our library-and I was sold on it purely by the cover. This is a book that while I enjoyed, didn't really stick out as a favorite when I first read it. But over the years I've found myself thinking back on this book and remembering it and wanting to read it again, so it's on my top reads of my teen years.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Well, the awesome Brooke Taylor is holding a giveaway for all us geeks to win an ARC of the book! Check it out here and embrace your inner geek.
First up in my pile are books that are sent to me for review, either from the author, publisher or TeensReadToo.com These are the books that I pull from first. I try to read them in order recieved and by the time they are released, but there are times I get really excited about a book or I know the author is looking for some early buzz, so I'll read those sooner. I do try and put my TRT books before others, because that is a professional site, and not just my personal blog, but I'll switch between and read one for TRT and then the next for my blog.
After that comes books I buy or get from the library. Sometimes I get ARCs through the library. Just because these are ARCs, they have to come second in my pile, because I've promised reviews on the other books first. There are times that I will move a library book up and finish it quickly because it's due and there's a big hold list so I know it will be awhile before I get it back. And sometimes I just really need to read something light and fun.
I think in my future mailbox posts I will put a disclaimer with library books that a review is not guaranteed. There have been many many times I've posted that I checked out a book, but then had to return it because I just didn't get a chance to read it. But I like talking about the books, so I don't want to stop posting them, and I love reading comments on what people have read and enjoyed. It's really hard to limit my library check out since I'm around new books every day, but maybe I need to! :)
I have a couple of sources that send me ARCs, but most of what I review are books from the library or ones I've bought. I will accept books from authors and publishers, but only if I have time to read it and it sounds like something I'd like. Some bloggers were talking about canned e-mails, and while I haven't gotten any of those, I have gotten onto some e-mail list for books review books that I am not interested in at all! When that happens, I reply with a professional and honest e-mail explaining that while I'm glad they are interested in my blog, I don't read that type of book/don't have time, whatever my reason for not reviewing the book.
I just wanted to clarify how my TBR pile works. Even though there are books that get snuck in there, I try my best to stick to this order. But if Catching Fire were to magically appear on my desk one day, that would totally jump ahead in the pile! :)
Release Date: 10/27/2009
About the Book: I couldn't find anything about it, but this will be the final book in the Luxe series, so it will take place after Envy and hopefully wrap up the way I want!
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love this series, so I can't wait to read this one. I've been really happy with the girls on the past covers for Elizabeth, Penleope and Diana, but this doesn't seem like Lina to me, which is who I'm guessing she's supposes to be. But despite the cover, I can't wait to see what happens!!!
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
This award is given to new blogs and new blogging friends.
1. Just Your Typical Book Blog-These girls are so cool and one has even visited my library!
2. Ravenous Reader-This blog is so full of great posts, I love reading it.
3. YA Romance Reviews-I love YA romance, so of course this blog rocks!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I'm almost finished with The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry, so expect a review to come soon. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Release Date: 5/13/2008
Books in Series: Airhead, Being Nikki, Runaway
About the Book: Emmerson Watts is a normal girl who enjoys playing Journey Quest with her friend Christopher (who she's secretly crushing on) instead of keeping up with anything pop culture...well, except for when her sister just happens to leave one of her teen magazines around and there's nothing else to read.
When Em takes her sister to the opening of a new Stark Music Mega Store, an accident occurs and Em wakes up not Em anymore, but as teenage supermodel Nikki Howard. How can an average normal girl fool everyone into thinking she's Nikki? And how can Em win Christopher back?
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love Meg Cabot's books. They are funny, she puts in just the right amount of pop culture references, and I always find myself laughing. Honestly, I did get a little tired of how the Princess Diaries all seemed the same after awhile, but maybe that was because I did a Princess Diaries binge and read them all in a month!
I'm glad to see Ms. Cabot back with a fun original idea for this new series, even if it is a little crazy. The thing I always enjoy about Meg Cabot's books, whether they are adult or YA (I haven't yet read the Allie Finkle series) is that she excels at writing about normal everyday teens. Em is a gamer, she's not a popular pretty girl, and she's probably a little bit of a nerd-which I enjoy. (Us nerds gotta stick together!) I love how Meg Cabot can take these characters and put them in situations that feel totally outside of their normal world. It's fun to watch them transform, and I think the author pulls it off wonderfully.
My biggest complaint about Airhead is that it seemed a little choppy. The ending was very abrupt and I felt like the whole point of this book was to set up everything else in the series. (Two reviews in a row like that, what's up with these number one books in series recently??) I know that book one needs to introduce characters, set up the story, etc, but I felt like an actual plot was missing in this one. I wanted Em to do more than find out she's now a model and oh that's weird and hm, Christopher now thinks I'm dead and doesn't know I'm a hot model so how do I get him back? That was pretty much all that happened and I wish there had been more. Because of this, I didn't think Airhead was up to par. It seemed to lack some of the usual fun. It's not my favorite Meg Cabot novel.
That's not to say that there weren't fun parts-I love the character of Lulu! And I have high hopes for this series after reading that Being Nikki has more of a mystery element to it.
As for the audiobook, I think this was a great book on audio. I enjoyed the narrator and loved the voices she created for Em/Nikki and Lulu.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
About the Books: Fade and Wake both tell the story of Janie, a high school student who is pulled into other people's dreams. This is very tiring and annoying and Janie isn't really sure what she can do about it. She meets up with Cabel, a boy from school who has come back this year and is hot, who wants to help her. When Janie is pulled into nightmares, it's more than she can handle.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Only one pick this week because I'm super excited about it!!
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
Release Date: 10/6/2009
About the Book: (From Sarah's site) When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairytale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Now that Cassie is older, she knows that this was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, she is determined to become a scientist, and she has no time for make believe.
Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face to face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned in the troll castle. And that he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.
That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairytale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knew will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of ICE.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Last summer as part of our summer reading program, I was able to host author chats via phone. One of the authors we spoke to was the wonderful Sarah Beth Durst. Sarah Beth Durst is funny and super nice and one of the coolest people I've "met" via phone. Not only does she rock, but we have the same first and middle name which makes her a super cool Sarah, AND she loves libraries!
I adored Into the Wild and have great success booktalking it on school visits. I was thrilled to see that Sarah would be writing more fairy tales (she currently has Into the Wild and its sequel Out of the Wild)
I wasn't familiar with the tale of East of the Sun, West of the Moon until I read Jessica Day George's take on it in Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. I'm eager to read another take on the tale and I know Sarah will do a fabulous job!
*I'm picking books that were my favorites from 0-12. I'll do a favorite teen books post soon.
Picture Books: It was really hard to pick only five, but ultimately I made my decision by picking what I would have talked about if I ever had been on Reading Rainbow. These were my Reading Rainbow practice books (Don't laugh, you know you did it too!)
1. Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff-This was the first book I learned to read. I've blogged about my love for Danny and his Dinosaur before.
2. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka-Oh, Jon Scieszka, how I love you! Your books make me laugh each time I read them and I own multiple copies because you can't have just one!! This was a hard one to pick, because I also adore The Stinky Cheese Man, but I gotta love the wolf trying to set his story straight-makes me actually like the bad guy in the story! (I believe he just wanted to bake a cake!)
3. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey and Don Wood: The illustrations alone made this book one I would check out at the libray again and again. Each time I gained a younger cousin or sibling, this book would come out at storytime. I delighted in the fact that I could find something new in the pictures each time I read it-the illustrations are that rich and detailed. Plus, who can't relate to King Bidgood?
4. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina: I actually found this book when I was at a garage sale when I was about five, not knowing it a classic children's book. I love monkeys, so maybe that's why I loved this one, but the pictures are bright, the story of the caps being stolen and the creative way the peddler gets his caps back always made this a fun read.
5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi and Ron Barrett: This one had such a quirky sense of humor that I loved it.
This was even harder, but these were five that made a big impression on me or helped me get through elementary school as a shy awkward girl.
1. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg: I wanted to run away to a museum and solve an art mystery after reading this one! Plus, I could relate to Claudia and this was a big coming of age book for me-I don't think I could have gotten through fifth grade without it.
2. Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry: As much as I love The Giver, another Lois Lowry great, Anastasia was always my favorite. Anastasia was another series that helped me out as a shy, awkward girl. I think this series also gave me my love for current girl series like Princess Diaries and Georgia Nicolson.
3. The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed by Bruce Coville: Thank you to Ms. French, my fifth grade teacher who decided to give each one of her students was getting a book for Christmas. This was the one she picked for me and she made a great choice! This one is part of the Nina Tanleven triology, which I still enjoy. I even recently passed the series on to a friend of mine who loves mysteries. Bruce Coville made me realize that mysteries didn't all have to follow the Babysitters Club Mystery format and that ghosts weren't all bad.
4. Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin: Honestly, I don't remember why I loved these books, other then they were about flying cats, which seemed cool.
5. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle: Every young girl should get to know Meg Murry. Meg is smart, she gets to go on an adventure, and she even gets popular Calvin to like her! Meg was another of my heroes growing up, and books like A Wrinkle In Time made me want to become a librarian.
April 2nd was International Children's Book Day. And April is National Poetry Month. In celebration, I have two lovely options for you this week:
Option A: Be a kid!You could read a picture book (or two or three) and share what you read.
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Release Date: 3/3/2009
About the Book: The composer is dead-and someone in the orchestra is to blame! The inspector must question all the instruments for they all seem to have a motive, but they also have an alibi. Who killed the composer?
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Ok, I will admit that I got through only four books in the Series of Unfortunate Events because I just couldn't take all the terrible stuff those poor Baudelaire orphans had to deal with! Even though I couldn't finish the series, I did like Lemony Snickett's humor, so I was eager to pick up this new picture book.
The Composer Is Dead is lots of fun and it had me laughing. I thought maybe I appreciated some of the jokes because my mom is a music teacher and I've grown up around classical music and played the clarinet briefly in elementary school. But I gave it to my fiance, who is not a musical person at all, and he enjoyed reading it as well, so I'm sure there's something for everyone.
The best part of the book is that it comes with a CD which includes the author reading the book along with accompaniment from the San Francisco Symphony. The second half of the CD is the music only, with no narration. This makes reading the book with the CD a treat, since you get to hear the waltz from the strings and bird sounds from the flutes. The illustrations are simple, which might make the story somewhat long for younger children and due to the length of the CD, it's probably not the shortest read-aloud picture book.
Overall, I think this is a fun way to introduce readers to classical music. There's plenty of humor for children and adults, which makes this a book I wouldn't mind reading more than once. I would definitely recommend this to any musicians or music lovers of all ages!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Genre: Historical/Gossipy Romance Release Date: 1/27/2009 About the Book: A newly married couple that are the talk of society. The husband's former lover. The darling of society, broken and mourning. And a social climber who could fall at any moment. It’s 1900 in New York and scandal and gossip are never far behind.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Why oh why do I love this series? I know that things aren't going to go the way I want, because how can there be a happy ending when more books are coming and the drama needs to be drawn out in another 500 page book? But for some reason I keep coming back. I’ve been addicted to The Luxe series since it began and Envy continues to add more gossip and scandal to the story. I really like The Luxe, but then the second book, Rumors, seemed to move really slow. I was glad to see the story pick up again in this one. I loved that the author moved a lot of the action to Florida-it added new scenery and lots of fun situations. There were many times I told myself “just one more chapter” because I needed to know what would happen next.
Each chapter tells a part of the story from a different character and I found myself enjoying each storyline this time around. Yes, I still wanted to yell at Penelope, would get annoyed at Carolina’s social climbing, and tell Diana not to make so many stupid assumptions, but I think that’s part of the fun of The Luxe series. Anna Godbersen does such a great job at getting the readers involved in the characters that you can’t help but cheer them on, or even root against them. I also thought there were some characters this time around who got stronger and started to stand up for themselves, so I’m eager to see where they end up. The ending left me wanting more, of course, and I will be first in line to get my hands on a copy of Spelndor, the next (and final?) book in The Luxe series. I would recommend this to fans of romance or gossip girl style books.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Me: When you are looking for biographical information, don't forget about children's biographies. They can be a good source of information and sometimes provide you with a list of other sources to check. So are you going to be a book snob and not look at children's books today?
Me: Right, let's try this one again...
Student: Wasn't that Mandela guy that one guy?
Student: I want to find information on Orville Redenbacher.
Me: That sounds like a fun project. What made you pick him?
Student: So I could bring popcorn to class.
Student: I'm going to do that peanut guy because I like peanut butter and they make that out of peanuts.
And my personal favorite of the day:
Student: Can you help me find books on Delight D. Eisenhower?
What do you think? Should picture books become movies?
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
1. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard-my review
2. Wake by Lisa McMann
3. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev-my review
4. Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas-2009-2010 Gateway Award Nominee
5. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson-2009-2010 Gateway Award Nominee
6. ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro-my review
7. Envy: A Luxe Novel by Ana Godbersen
8 Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson-my review
9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman-my review
10. Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao
11. Fade by Lisa McMann