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Mid-Book Review: The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 374
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439023481
Source: my own, dusty copy


In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Ok, so that rock I am always talking about? Apparently, I j…

Review: Goddess Interrupted (Aimee Carter)

Product details:

Reading Level: YA                                                                                                                                             Pages: 304Publisher: Harlequin Teen ISBN:9780373210459Source: Source: ARC from NetGalley


Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is …

Best Book Ever

Coranne (or Amanda C.) from Short and Sweet Reviews hosts a weekly feature called "The Best Book Ever." Each week, different bloggers (some stay the same each week) will be "facing off" Food Network style to tell you why their choice of book is the best one in the genre. Each week a different topic will be featured.

This week's topic... Strong Female ProtagonistAgain, this was another super easy pick for me this week. There is no denying how much I LOVE the book I chose to push. It is fabulous. Beyond fabulous, actually. I'm a big sucker for a mermaid book, so it's no surprise that I chose this one. I'm sure I'll mention it again when mermaids are a topic (for entirely different reasons). But for now, everyone should know how incredible I think Luce is in the role of strong female lead. (That totally sounds like a Grammy speech.. haha). To find out why I chose this book for my push this week, check out the meme...

My featured book:

Fourteen-year-o…

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

"A girl’s letters to her best friend reveal two lives derailed by anorexia in this haunting debut that’s Wintergirls meets The Sixth Sense." I'm not usually drawn to contemporary fiction, but anything that can be compared to a Laurie Halse Anderson book gets my attention. Plain and simple. This one is supposed to be a psychological thriller, so that also has me interested. Looks like June 2012 is going to be a good month for books! Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price hits the shelves in the summer of 2012.