27 September 2012

Bloggiesta Tomorrow!

Bloggiesta starts tomorrow!  Here's my to-do list for the weekend:

  • Post reviews in the review links section
  • Post reviews on Goodreads
  • Post reviews on Librarything
  • Catch up on Reviews
  • Order my TBR pile
  • Write a few months' worth of Waiting on Wednesdays
  • Do 10 gallery pages on dramaticthreads.com
  • Write a month's worth of Thursday posts on dramaticthreads.com

Artemis Fowl (Book 8): The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi. In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has somehow reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died—a battle against Artemis—is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?

New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

And finally, Artemis Fowl is back!  I know I was pretty harsh on the last few books in this series, but this last book has everyone back in grand form and working like classic Fowl.  The plot is tight, the humor is thick, and the characters are back to normal and Opal is back and being her regular batcrazy self.  Artemis, on the other hand, has his depth and his layers back, making somewhat dubious decisions and yet still acting the hero.  There are also some great new characters, including Foaly's wife who joins the ranks of great Colfer female characters.  And then there is the ending.  Although I can't say much without spoilers, I will say that the ending is an amazing conclusion to the series and it will pull on all your emotions in an expertly crafted climax.  If you cared for the Artemis Fowl series at all then you should really read this book.

26 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Son by Lois Lowry

This is Breaking the Spine's Waiting for Wednesday, where bloggers post about a book they just can't wait to get their hands on! 


  Son by Lois Lowry

October 2nd 2012

Told in three separate story lines, Lois Lowry’s Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet — The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger — into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom. Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The Giver is here too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good and evil, a new hero emerges.
I know that I've already done a Waiting on Wednesday on this book, but I couldn't help but feature it again because I'm looking forward to it so much!  The Giver, Gathering Blue, and The Messenger were such good books that this one has to be excellent as well.  I love how they're short, but they make you think a long time.  Be sure and grab a copy!

25 September 2012

Books n' Nails

Almost sheer pink, but it's got a nice sparkly shine :D

In other news, I have a cold.  Posts may be delayed for the next few days.

24 September 2012

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce

Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.

Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.

I think Jackson Pearce has really found her talent.  Like her previous books this is a fairy tale retelling that kinda-sorta links in with the others but also works really well as a stand-alone.  It also really shines in comparison to the other two.  The characters in this are really crisp and have real depth.  I loved the dichotomy in Lo/Naida as the same person and also as two separate people.  Celia is also a great character and I like how she is similar to but different than her triplet sisters.  The plot is heavily character driven and really focuses on the emotional turmoil of Lo, Naida, Celia, and Jude which makes you feel their pain and gives the book a depth that absorbs the reader into the story.  If I had to find a fault I would say that the ending seemed a bit abrupt unless you had read Sweetly and Sisters Red and for its switch to action as a plot driver instead of characters, but Pearce does a good job of making things flow as smoothly as possible.  In all I thought it was a shining addition to Pearce's fairytale series and absolutely worth reading.

21 September 2012

Feature and Follow: September 20

Q:  What hyped up book do you think was worth all the talk?

Oh, there are so many!  Harry Potter and the Hunger Games . . . more recently I loved Blood Red Road by Moira Young and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, and Beth Revis' Across the Universe series is great, too.

20 September 2012

Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different now. Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded. Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.

As science fiction goes I thought this was really good. A little predictable, maybe, but exploring things that are kinda rare out there right now, which is always a plus in my book.  The best thing I think this book has going for it is its voice.  It has such an honest, believable tone that it really cuts to the quick of what being a teenager and exploring your sexuality and boundaries is really like.  Wrapping up the tone is a thriller plot that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book.  The pacing had a few issues, especially with the romance which seemed to really stall out the plot, but Lo really knows where to twist the knife, and although I had predicted many of the twists they came up in such an original way that I didn't mind that they were sci-fi standard.  I believe fans of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother should pick up this book, it seemed very similar in tone and overarching theme.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

19 September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

This is Breaking the Spine's Waiting for Wednesday, where bloggers post about a book they just can't wait to get their hands on! 


  Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

September 26th 2012

Quintana of Charyn is the spine-tingling and unforgettable final volume in the Lumatere Chronicles, which began with Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles. An achingly satisfying and masterfully plotted novel from the pen of internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author Melina Marchetta.

Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child's right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face to face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other.

Another sequel I can't wait to see!  This series is high fantasy at its best, and I'm sure this book will continue in the great tradition!

18 September 2012

Books n' Nails

Yup, still with the matching nails to books.  This time it's the text in the upper left hand corner.

17 September 2012

Cybils 2013

As I'm sure some of you saw this morning, I've been picked once again as a Cybils judge.  This year I'll be doing YA SFF in the first round, so that means lots and lots of book reviews in November and December as I try to read through the list.  My goal is to have read 75% by the end, I estimate that'll be around 50 books but I'll have already read some of them in my yearly reading.  Be sure and nominate your favorites!

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jonah and Katherine come face to face with Albert Einstein in the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series.Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early 1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention of letting her daughter disappear.

I picked this book up and read it in one setting because I could not put it down, but that's par for Haddix's books. I loved every second of it, too. Like the rest of the Missing series the book was very fast paced and the plotting was superb. I loved the idea of Einstein's wife being just as smart (or maybe smarter) than he was and her being the first person to truly outsmart the kids and the timekeepers. ((I thought of putting in a spoiler warning, but I figure it's in the blurb up top, so it's kinda obvious.)) The characterization did not move along too much in this book, the kids' characters are pretty established and they don't have a lot of time for growth (although they do show a little in relation to love and relationships), but the time is spent on establishing the charaters of Einstein and Mileva, which is done excellently. In all this is a quick read and a worthy sequel to the series, and I highly recommend you take a weekend and start at the beginning and read them all through!

13 September 2012

Feature and Follow: September 13th

Q:  What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

The Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto!  It's just . . . not good, I think.  The covers are lovely, but I just can't get into the first book let alone any more of the series.

((note on comments: I accidentally reposted a copy of last week's ff at first, that's where the Artemis Fowl comments are coming from))

12 September 2012

Books n' Nails

Yeah, I totally matched my nails to the book cover.  I couldn't help it, it's so awesome!

Waiting on Wednesday: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

This is Breaking the Spine's Waiting for Wednesday, where bloggers post about a book they just can't wait to get their hands on! 


  Adaptation by Malinda Lo

September 18th 2012

Reese and David don’t remember what happened to them after a bird flew into their headlights on the Extraterrestrial Highway--not the resulting car accident and certainly not a bit of the 21 days of care at the military hospital in Nevada. It’s a good thing, the doctors and colonels tell them, that they crashed on a military base, but they won’t tell Reese and David what the extent of their injuries were, or how they were healed. They do tell them they’re not going home, though, until they sign a confidentiality agreement.

When they get home, Reese can’t help but find everything a little weird. Worldwide bird strikes resulting in plane crashes have grounded air travel, David won’t talk to her, and she could swear she’s seen her military doctors around the neighborhood. It’s only when she meets Amber Grey that things in her life begin to really fall apart, and the mysteries of the bird strikes, the military, and her own treatment come together. Reese realizes that she must find out what they did to her in that hospital, but her search for the truth threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.

What if we aren’t alone in the universe? What if the alien is inside us?

Yay conspiracy theories!  I love these are-they-or-aren't-they kind of thrillers, and this one is written by one of my favorite authors so I'll be sure to pick it up!

11 September 2012

The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she's connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.

I am Josephine Darly, and I intend to live forever.
I was so excited for this book after Blood Magic and I certainly was not disappointed. With an introduction like that how could I be? Although there is little intersection in the characters between Blood Magic and The Blood Keeper I didn’t feel lost for long, and this book turned out to be even better than the last! There is a gifted pacing to this book. It seems almost lazy, slow but not in a bad way, more in the way I feel when I go home to Kansas. Time just seems to run differently there, as if there is not the urgency the rest of the world feels. The plot builds more slowly but solidly, piece by piece, with each reveal informing the last as well as the next. There is a complication to it as well, with the multiple narrations and the diary to follow and keep straight. The romance is natural, without a triangle, and grows organically with the story, making it feel like there is really a connection between Mab and Will and not just an electric attraction. I really liked how Mab takes care of herself, too, and has a self-assurance and grown-up-ness about her that make you believe she is an experienced practitioner that can work her own way out of things without losing her teenage innocence. And I really can’t say much more without spoiling things! This is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year and I highly recommend you go out and get it!

I received a copy of this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. I’ve since purchased my own copy since I loved it so much. 

10 September 2012

Artemis Fowl (Book 7): The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies -- not humans -- and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.

Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind -- and the grips of a giant squid -- in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?

New York Times best-selling author Eoin Colfer delivers a knockout, fast-paced, and hilarious adventure in Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh book in the blockbuster series.

I must say this book was terribly disappointing. Maybe by reading them all in succession I am burning out on Artemis Fowl. Or maybe it is showing that Colfer burned out. I am not sure. Either way, though, I downright disliked this book. Artemis’ disease is confusing and seems contrived in some places and completely random in others, as if Colfer rolled a dice to see what would happen next. The villains are completely out of left field, and I really felt that it would have been better if they were connected to someone we knew previously like Opal Koboi. Perhaps that’s just my Opal crush talking ;) The pacing seems a bit off, too, slowing down in places to almost boringly expositionary. Perhaps it is just that too much new stuff was thrown at us: new villains, a new disease, too many deaths and changes in fairy land. I’m getting nervous about buying book 8, I hope that the years of distance can bring back the series I loved.

I received a copy of this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

07 September 2012

Bloggiesta Is Here Again!

It's Bloggiesta Time again!  From Sept 28-30 I'll be Bloggiesta-ing away!

Artemis Fowl (Book 6): The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

Catching up on reviews, here's some of my backlog:

After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he left. Now he's a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant.

But when Artemis Fowl's mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.

Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to save the lemur and bring it back to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher, who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.

The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all.and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age ten.

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this book didn’t live up to the series as much as I wished it would. Until now each new Artemis Fowl book was better than the last, but this one is not on my favorites list. I didn’t like the time-travel aspect, it seemed a bit contrived to pit Artemis against himself, as if there was no villain, fairy or otherwise, that could stand up to him like he could himself. Colfer attempted to use Artemis as a measure against himself but it was clumsier in this book than it has been in the past, I missed the subtlety there was in Minerva (who, by the way, is absent from the book, boo). He also seems to have backtracked in his character development, and I didn’t like the contrivance of the fight with Holly and the addition of romantic tension really disappointed. Even the reveal of the main villain did not thrill me like I thought it would. I like that No. 1 is back and seems to be developing into a minor character, but his involvement is a bit overpowered and he needs to be drawn back a bit. I hope they somehow figure out how to include him in the next book without making him seem like the solution to every problem.

I received a copy of this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

06 September 2012

Feature and Follow: September 7th

Q:  What book(s) are you reading right now? What do you think of it?

I just finished the 8th Artemis Fowl book (not my fave, but definitely up there with the other great books in the series) and I'm trying to figure out what to pick up next.  I've got Adaptation by Malinda Lo, UnWholly by Neil Schusterman, and Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix on the brain though!

Artemis Fowl (Book 5): The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer

Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All the fairy families agreed on this, except the eighth family, the demons. The demons planned to lift their small island out of time until they had regrouped and were ready to wage war on the humans once more. However, the time spell went wrong, and the island of Hybras was catapulted into Limbo, where it has remained for ten thousand years. Now the tainted time spell is deteriorating and demons are being sucked back into the present space and time. The fairy council is concerned about this and is monitoring any materializations. But when the spells deterioration accelerates, the materializations become unpredictable. Even the fairy scientists cannot figure out where the next demon will pop up. But someone can. Artemis Fowl, teenage criminal mastermind, has solved temporal equations that no normal human should be intelligent enough to understand. So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theater, Artemis Fowl is there to meet him. Unfortunately, he is not the only one. A second, mysterious party has also solved the temporal equations, and has managed to abduct the demon before Artemis can secure him. Once again, Artemis will have to pair up with his old comrade, Captain Holly Short, to track down the missing demon and rescue him, before the time spell dissolves completely and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.

This is my favorite Artemis Fowl book so far, and it doesn’t even have Opal Koboi in it. That’s largely due to the introduction of No. 1 (get it, no-one?), an immature demon that encounters Artemis Fowl. The narration from No. 1’s point of view is great, and lends a sense of innocence that Artemis no longer has. On the other hand, Artemis is starting to show guilt when he manipulates people which is a great step forward for him. The other introduction in this book, Minerva Paradizo, is a welcome addition to showing Artemis as a teenager going through adolescence and discovering “girls”. She also is starting out where Artemis did five books ago and is a great way to measure how Artemis’ character has developed through his friendship with Holly and his brushes with the fairy world even through his mind wipe. The plot is similar to other Artemis Fowl books, quick moving and with excellent pacing up to a breakneck climax that almost left me in tears. Highly recommended as the pinnacle of the series for me.

I received a copy of this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

Girl Power in YA Literature Handout

Books with a strong female lead:

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Starcrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
Mistwood by Leah Cypess
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner
Eon by Alison Goodman
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Warped by Maurissa Guibord
Destined by Jessie Harrell
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
XVI by Julia Karr
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Liar  by Justine Larbalestier
Wolf Tower by Tanith Lee
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine l'Engle
Legend by Marie Lu
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Wake & Fade by Lisa McMann
Libyrinth, by Pearl North
Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy) by Garth Nix
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Demon Trapper’s Daughter / Forsaken by Jana Oliver
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Darkangel (The Darkangel Trilogy) by Meredith Ann Pierce
Alanna: The First Adventure (The Song of the Lioness, Book 1) by Tamora Pierce
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shin
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
The Human by Janine Spendlove
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Heir Apparent by Vande Velde
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by Patricia C. Wrede
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
all these things i’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin

05 September 2012

Trends in YA Literature Panel Notes

This list has not yet been checked for spelling or accuracy.
Blackwood by Gemma Bond
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Vodnik by Bryce Moore
Hunger Games
Harry Potter
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Team Humans
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Throne of Glass
Kristin Cashore
Melina Marchetta
A Brief History of Momorae
A Capture of the Castle by Fitzosbourne
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Libba Bray
Uglies and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Sarah Rees Brennan
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Cindy Pon
Ship breaker by Paolo Bacgiolupi

Spreading the Love: YA Diversity

Rachelmanija has a great list about YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels with Protagonists of Color:


Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

This is Breaking the Spine's Waiting for Wednesday, where bloggers post about a book they just can't wait to get their hands on! 


  The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

September 18th 2012

"Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA's best writers of high fantasy."-Locus Magazine

In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny.

Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.

So many good books coming out on the 18th, but I think this is the one I'm looking forward to the most.  I loved Girl of Fire and Thorns and I am looking forward to getting back into its world!

02 September 2012

Girl Power in YA Literature Panel Notes

This list has not yet been checked for spelling or accuracy.
Panelist books:
Edge of Time by Susan MacDonald
Insignia by SJ Kincaid
Down a Misterly River by Bill Willingham
Books mentioned:
Vampire Academy
Podcane of Mars by Heinlein
Green Glass Sea and White Sands Red Menace by Ellen Klages
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Doris Bizarchia
The Witches of Karys by James H Schmidt
Timepiece by Myra McIntire
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Wild Girls by Pat Murphy
Matched by Ally Condie
Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Gulf Struck Island by Frances Hardinge
Partials by Dan Welles
Seven Against Mars
The Freedom Maze by Delia Shermann
Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
City of Angels by Cassandra Claire
Sisters Grimm
Gulf Struck Island
Tender Morsels
Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Skyship Academy
Unwound by Neil Schustermann
Patrick Ness
Ash by Malinda Lo
Helper 12
Robin McKinley
The Clone Codes