Monday, September 30, 2013

31 DAYS OF Y.A. BOOK REVIEWS


Welcome book friends.  Let's kick off these 31 days with a confession:


I'm convinced Young Adult books are some of the best books out there.  At least that's what I tell myself as I consume about one a day lately.  As a children's book artist, library fanatic, and addicted reader, I'm immersed in the world of books.  If you want to make my day - join the conversation.  Book recommendations are my favorite gifts.  Which is why I'm completely geeked to be doling out 31 of my favorite gifts to you this month.

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17 comments:

  1. I'd love to send you a copy of my book Speak Love to review! Email me! :)

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    1. Thanks, Annie - I'd love to! Just emailed you.

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  2. I'm thinkin' we'll hear about The Fault in Our Stars? I don't read the genre exclusively, but some of my favorites would fall into this category (popping over as another blogger in the Too Awesome category! Holla!!) :)

    Robin Dance ~ http://pensieve.me

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    1. Yes - John Green is a must! I'd love to hear your other favorites...
      Thanks for pulling up a chair. =)

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  3. Sweet! I love YA books, too (and am also in my 30s). Can't wait to read your 31 days of reviews!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary. Good to know I'm not alone!

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  4. I'm totally following along on this one!! Yay for YA books! (and I'm in my 30's too.)

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  5. So excited to have found you! Love your blog and I'm eager to follow along with the 31 Days. At 50, I'm a wee bit older than you, but still madly in love with children's lit (I'm reading my way thru the Newbery's) and love to dabble in YA books. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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    1. Welcome, Tina! Once I entered the world of Children's Lit I could never go back. I still feel like I have so much catching up to do myself. Lots of my friends are teachers and were nice enough to share their libraries. It's fun to have endless books to explore. I'd love to hear your favorite Newberry's so far.

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  6. Oh, yay! I loved your series last year so I'm excited to read this one. I love YA books too, and am always looking for new ones that sound appealing.

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  7. Love this topic! I am in a book club at my local library called "Not Your Momma's Book Club." It's a YA book club for adults.

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    1. That's awesome - it feels good to know that enough adults read YA to make a book club for it! I really do think it's some of the best writing out there. I rarely read outside of children's lit. Most YA feels very universal to me. And has more depth of character and story than most adult novels.

      p.s. I'm really intrigued to follow your 31 days. You may introduce me to a whole new world. =)

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  8. Um genius 31 day topic, thank you for sharing your opinions!!

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    1. Thanks!
      Just trying to justify my untamed reading habit.

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  9. I also agree that young adult fiction is the best genre out there! This list you've made is incredible. I am so excited to dive in :) And since you said that your favorite gift is a book recommendation I thought I would share the love :) I read a fantastic YA novel recently! It is an addictive, fast paced book called “The Riddle of Prague” by author Laura DeBruce and is book one of the Quicksilver Legacy Series http://theriddleofprague.com/about/. 18 year old Hana Silva is thrown into her family’s history and the mystery behind her ancestral home, The Rockery, in Prague. Hana finds an old notebook in the home with a cryptic riddle and clues from an alchemist hinting at the idea of immortality and that it is actually possible! Hana soon discovers her family in Prague are not what they seem and that the elixir of immortality will bring nothing but betrayal, deceit and a dangerous adventure! Hana and a few other friends who she grows to trust and depend on use this alchemist’s notebook to solve the mystery and hopefully find the elixir before being captured by those who also know it exists. This is a book that appeals to everyone because it has it all (suspense, murder, romance, adventure, and numerous twists and turns!). It is such a good read and the “to be continued….” has definitely made the remaining two books of the series a must read too! Hope you will give it a read and perhaps add it to your next 31 days of YA book reviews?? :)

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    1. Hi Deborah! Thanks for coming over and for commenting. I will definitely add The Riddle of Prague to my library hold list. It sounds really intriguing. Plus - I've never heard of it...which is always a fun way to dive into a book. Thanks so much! Also - don't miss the book giveaway I'm doing...so far only a few people have entered, so your odds are good. =)

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