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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth is a Perfect Ten!

Roth, Veronica. Carve the Mark. Katherine Tegen/ HarperCollins, 2017. 480p. $22.99.  978-0-06-234863-0. 5Q 5P J S                                                      This dystopia is galaxy-wide. Nine major planets are bound by a “currentstream” flowing through every living thing. This currentstream endows the children of favored... (Continue reading)

Hunted by Meagan Spooner is a Perfect Ten!

Spooner, Meagan. Hunted. HarperTeen, 2017. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-06-242228-6. 5Q 5P M J S Yeva, called Beauty by her father, is the youngest of a wealthy merchant’s three daughters and the only one who loves hunting with him. One day he... (Continue reading)

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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 by Neal Shusterman is a Perfect Ten!

Shusterman, Neal. Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4424-7242-6. 5Q 5P S NA In this gripping and disturbing novel of an immortal and perfected humanity, all knowledge is controlled and kept by the... (Continue reading)

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Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A. E. Kaplan Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Kaplan, A.E. Grendel’s Guide to Love and War. Knopf/Penguin Random House, 2017. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-399-55554-1. In this modern-day Beowulf, set in a Virginia retirement mecca where death among the neighbors is usual, the hilariously wry, first-person narrator,... (Continue reading)

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Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe Review

4Q 4P M J Glewwe, Eleanor. Wildings. Viking/Penguin Random House, 2016. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-451-46885-7. Twins Rivka and Arik have been brought up in a system that requires all children to be tested for magic on their tenth birthday.  Most have... (Continue reading)

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Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King Review

5Q 4P J S King, A. S. Still Life with Tornado. Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016. 304p. $17.99. 978-1-101-99488-7. Sarah is sixteen but meets herself at ages ten, twenty-three, and forty as she begins to completely unravel in this powerful novel. She... (Continue reading)

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Online-Only Book Reviews Archives

Click on the “This Week in Reviews” links to access the full reviews and ratings of the titles listed below each link. This Week in Reviews: May 9, 2012 Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-250-00332-4. Deckert,... (Continue reading)

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THIS WEEK IN REVIEWS May 9, 2012

FICTION 1Q 2P M J Deckert, Tempany, and Tristan Bancks.  Its Yr Life. Random House Australia, 2012. 282p. $11.99 Trade pb. 978-1-74166-397-6. In a school project to raise cultural awareness, two teens are paired up to become e-mail buddies.  Milla is... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: April 13, 2012

FICTION 3Q 2P S A/YA Ash, Maureen. A Deadly Penance: A Templar Knight Mystery. Berkley/Penguin, 2011. 288p. $14. Trade pb. 978-0425243367. Nicolaa de la Haye has invited guests to the castle to celebrate the opening of a home for orphans.... (Continue reading)

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This Week in Reviews: APRIL 1, 2012 (no kidding!)

FICTION 3Q 4P J S Edwards, Eve. The Queen’s Lady: The Lacey Chronicles, Book 2. Delacorte/Random House, 2012. 336p. PLB $20.99. 978-0-375-98975-9. $17.99. 978-0-385-74091-3. Eighteen-year-old Lady Jane Rievaulx has collected a number of enemies. Recently widowed and beginning her service... (Continue reading)

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