Genre: Young adult

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review

THE UPLOADED by Ferrett Steinmetz – Review
Posted August 29, 2017 by Tammy in 3 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fast-paced, frantic glimpse into the future that left me more puzzled than exhilarated, The Uploaded is one wild ride. Little Venice’s streets were hip-deep in spillover from the Atlantic Ocean, a thick muck choked with the Bubbler’s stink and liquefied corpses and rotting seaweed–a dead town that swallowed bodies and vomited out […]

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review

BLACK LIGHT EXPRESS by Philip Reeve – Review
Posted August 7, 2017 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Magical, exciting, emotional and full of human truths, Black Light Express takes what Philip Reeve started in Railhead, expands upon it, and makes it even better. Zen sat awkwardly watching, with Nova’s head on his lap as if it were a bag or something. He had imagined finding Nova alive, and he had […]

TRUTHERS by Geoffrey Girard – Review

TRUTHERS by Geoffrey Girard – Review
Posted July 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A fun, fast-paced thriller about the conspiracy theories behind 9/11, this contemporary YA will give teens (and adults!) plenty to think about. I don’t usually read YA thrillers, but when Geoffrey Girard asks you to read his book, you do! I have to admit I don’t know much about conspiracy theories—although my sixteen […]

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo – Review

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo – Review
Posted June 1, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 17 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A high-octane adventure tale in space, populated by some of the craziest characters you’ll ever meet. Well, this is probably the strangest, wackiest story I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something. Being a lover of speculative fiction, “strange” is the norm and I’ve definitely read my share.  Mary Turzillo takes strange to a whole […]

STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor – Review

STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor – Review
Posted April 17, 2017 by Tammy in Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Magical and unique, this story takes the idea of dreams and nightmares to new heights, told in Laini Taylor’s trademark lilting prose. It’s always hard for me to squeeze non-review books into my reading schedule, so I was thrilled when a publicist offered me a copy of Strange the Dreamer, even though it […]

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber – Review

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber – Review
Posted January 23, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: More Alice in Wonderland than The Night Circus, Garber’s debut is full of atmosphere and magic, but left me confused and scratching my head as well. I was so excited when I won a copy of Caraval from Goodreads, and I was even more excited when I got my act together and read […]

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review

THE LAST HARVEST by Kim Liggett – Review
Posted January 9, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 16 Comments

The nitty-gritty: The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett’s latest terrifying story. Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror. In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields. This time the story revolves around wheat fields (OK Kim what’s up with the crop stories??) […]

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review

HAVEN, KANSAS by Alethea Kontis – Review
Posted January 2, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 11 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Heart-pounding horror meets a touching story about friendship and family bonds. It’s an odd thing that I start 2017 off by reading three very similar books in a row (and those reviews will all be up in the next week or so). It wasn’t planned, it just shook out that way. If you’ve […]

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Review

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Review
Posted December 26, 2016 by Tammy in 5 stars, Reviews / 6 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A feast for the eyes, Gemina surpasses Illuminae in both story and format. This is one science fiction series you need to be reading! According to Goodreads, I finished Gemina on December 7th, which was about three weeks ago. Due to life-stuff, I haven’t posted any reviews since then, which I feel terrible […]