26 October 2012

{Unplanned} Blogging Hiatus

Source: http://ugaadmissions.blogspot.com/2011/04/out-of-office.html 
Hi, friends and fellow readers!  As I procrastinate this fine evening, I realized that it has been QUITE some time now since I posted here and I wanted to offer up an explanation. :)


First, I'm finishing my MA in Library Science this semester and at the school I attend, that means comps.  It has meant a full week of working all day and researching/writing all night and it's been stressful.

Second, I'm presenting at the YA Lit Symposium. (Anyone else attending? I'm super excited!) I'm on a panel presenting about LGBT literature for teens and my major role in the project has been creating a blog/website with book reviews and resources (and, of course, reading books to review) because my section of the presentation is on collection development. (Wanna see it? Find it HERE.)

By mid-November I'm hoping to be able to post the backlog of things I've read because I really have read some great books lately!! Thank you much to those of you who have stuck around. :)

02 October 2012

(ARC) YA Book Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Release Date: 16 October 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux BYR
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Goodreads description:
Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.
My Thoughts...

01 October 2012

(ARC) YA Book Review: Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

Release Date: 2 October 2012 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description:
Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.

While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything... until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.
My Thoughts...


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