A cursed tattoo makes for both a good story and an extended metaphor on sexual assault and recovery in this book that’s a little darker – and, in my opinion, […]
I’d recommend this story for Marr’s slyly feminist re-imagining of both an old fairy tale and the “young woman choosing between two guys who like her” storyline.
This book about a headstrong girl who challenges her society’s cruelty ends with a bizarre popularity contest in which she has to make the rebellion’s town-members like her.
In a European archipelago, in what might be the future or the past or an alternate dimension, a young woman discovers her hidden ancestry, what is has to do with […]
This book might make it onto my as-yet-unwritten list of favorite urban fantasy novels if I stop being aggravated at the YA novel trend toward creating settings of unquestioned wealth/teen […]
Cinder is a futuristic version of Cinderella, with a cyborg heroine, a down-to-earth prince, and an evil Lunar queen, but I never got really excited about it. I’m glad I stuck […]
The Da Vinci Code meets the bluster and turmoil of high school relationships in this YA novel (and it’s better written than Dan Brown’s, too.)
Meadows sets up a fascinating world where the same people have been re-born again and again for thousands of years, and then spends all of her time assembling another awful […]
I enjoyed the blue-haired, artsy-ninja heroine of this young adult novel enough that, even though the plot somewhat suffers from the inclusion of a devil/angel, Romeo/Juliet, Twilight-style relationship, I still […]
As I meandered through this future world where a virus causes all young people to die by age 25 and young women are regularly kidnapped as bridal-slaves for wealthy families, […]