Allegiant (Divergent, 3), by Veronica Roth

Wow! This was a very powerful, emotional ending to a kick-butt series. After being somewhat disappointed in book two, book three made a strong comeback. I regret having to read them each a year apart. I forgot a lot in between. Someday, I’ll go back and read them all again the same week. For those … Continue reading Allegiant (Divergent, 3), by Veronica Roth

Heirloom (Seed Savers, book 3), by S. Smith, 2013

I was thrilled to be invited as a participant in the Heirloom book tour. In fact, I was thrilled to find the series for my tween son, who loves nothing better than to help me in our large garden on a warm summer morning. It’s sufficiently scary for tweens without being overwhelmingly so. It’s definitely middle grade, … Continue reading Heirloom (Seed Savers, book 3), by S. Smith, 2013

Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy, book one), Susan Kaye Quinn, 2011, Book Review

I am so excited to share this book! I have read over two hundred MG/YA books since reading The Hunger Games, a series that totally floored me. Out of those hundreds, Open Minds is the only one that glued my butt to my couch as The Hunger Games did. In fact, this review will be a … Continue reading Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy, book one), Susan Kaye Quinn, 2011, Book Review

Son (The Giver, book four), by Lois Lowry, 2012, Book Review

This year I read (in some cases, reread) through The Giver trilogy.  Patricia Tilton, of Children’s Books Heal, read one of my reviews and decided to take on the trilogy herself.  She discovered that Ms. Lowry had just published a fourth book this year.  I located it right away.  Thanks for the heads up, Pat! Son … Continue reading Son (The Giver, book four), by Lois Lowry, 2012, Book Review

Crossed (Matched, book two), by Ally Condie, 2011, Book Review

This is a continuation of the story of Cassia and the two men she loves. She is leaving behind Xander, perfect Xander who is destined for greatness within the Society, Xander, to whom she is Matched, and looking for Ky, the Aberation who has been sent to die in the Outer Provinces, the man who … Continue reading Crossed (Matched, book two), by Ally Condie, 2011, Book Review

Matched, by Ally Condie, 2010, Book Review

Matched is the first in a trilogy of dystopian YA fiction by Ally Condie that I’ve heard so much about on the web I had to read it for myself. It’s good enough that I want to finish the trilogy, but at the same time, it doesn’t feel very original. Maybe I’m just burning out … Continue reading Matched, by Ally Condie, 2010, Book Review

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 1993, Book Review

Imagine a world that is efficient, safe and painless. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? No one is rude, crime is not a problem, no one ever goes hungry. Every member of the community contributes in a helpful, organized manner, and life glides along as easily as sled runners on a snowy hill. Except there are … Continue reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry, 1993, Book Review