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Best Opening Lines in Young Adult Books

The first sentences of books set the tone for the entire novel and can grip readers or lose them right away - that's why I love reading the best opening lines in YA books.

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Guest Post – Book Review: Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

My dear friend Christine read the companion book to Austenland, Midnight in Austenland.

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Top Ten Character Names I Love

Book character names run the gamut. Some are plain Jane and others are outlandish and hard to pronounce. Below are a few of my favorites - either because the name itself is catchy or the character is represents is straight-up awesome.

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Book Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Mindee Arnett's The Nightmare Affair is everything I love about YA fantasy. It's got witty banter, awesome magical abilities and tingly romance.

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Book & Movie Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale

You're getting a double does of Austenland. I hope you can handle all this Austen!

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Book Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Aimee Carter'sPawn pwned me. Was not a fan.

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RBR Mentioned in CNN YA Article!

I'm not sure if you've seen CNN's "A brief history of young adult literature" article, but yours truly is mentioned in the image gallery at the top of the article!

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Literary Halloween Costumes

Because I refuse to be a "sexy [insert any profession]," I've brainstormed some easy, DIY-able literary Halloween costumes. Which, let's be honest, you can make sexy if you HAVE to. Because then you'll at least be making an intelligent reference to something...while still showing off your midriff.

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Book Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Author of the Dark Kiss series, Michelle Rowen has republished Countdown. Unfortunately, I do not think time has done any favors for this YA dystopia.

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Book Review: Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is going to kill me - Untold did me in. It left me simultaneously loving the Lynburn Legacy even more and cursing Brennan (THAT ENDING!!!).

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