Posts Categorized: YABBC

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Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (YABBC)

Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (YABBC)

December 23, 2013 Review, YABBC 22 ★★★½

Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended – and rather eccentric – family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that runs like a secret thread through the female half of the family is supposed to have skipped over Gwen, so she hasn’t been introduced to “the mysteries,” and can spend her time hanging out with her best friend, Lesly. It comes as an unwelcome surprise when she starts taking sudden, uncontrolled leaps into the past.

She’s totally unprepared for time travel, not to mention all that comes with it: fancy clothes, archaic manners, a mysterious secret society, and Gideon, her time-traveling counterpart. He’s obnoxious, a know-it-all, and possibly the best-looking guy she’s seen in any centrury . . . . Read more »

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Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

August 31, 2013 Review, YABBC 57 ★★★★★

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Read more »

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Dual Chat Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Dual Chat Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

July 19, 2013 Review, YABBC 30 ★★

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. Read more »

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Dual Review: The Selection (YABBC)

Dual Review: The Selection (YABBC)

June 27, 2013 Review, YABBC 30 ★★★

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Read more »

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Read Clockwork Angel With Us

Read Clockwork Angel With Us

April 28, 2013 YABBC 16

“Oh my gosh, you have to read Clockwork Angel!” “WILL AND JEM!” “WILL!” “JEM!” “Clockwork Princess…YOU HAVE TO READ IT.” “Hey have you read The Infernal Devices series?” “What are you doing with your life if you haven’t read Clockwork Angel yet?” “The feels!” So. I haven’t read Clockwork Angel yet. Cue gasps and/or anger. When I told my co-blogger […]

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YABBC Beautiful Creatures Week One

April 7, 2013 YABBC 2

If you are not participating in the Young Adult Blogger Book Club, I strongly recommend you do not read the responses here. This is the post for the discussion of Beautiful Creatures and  there are spoilers ahead. I have embedded the forum into this post so you can reply that way. You can also reply in the blogger comments if that […]

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