Book review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Title: The Walled City Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Genre: YA Release Date: November4, 2014 I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords... Read more

Book review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day Author: Kat Ross Genre: YA SF Publisher: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Release Date: July 1, 2014 (North America and digital); Jul 3, 2014 (UK) Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly and knows three things with absolute certainty. She knows that when the world flooded and civilization... Read more

Book review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Holt/Macmillan Children’s Release Date: July 15, 2014 Note: this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Blurb: In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance... Read more

Book review: The Unbidden Magic series by Marilee Brothers

            The Unbidden Magic Series, by Marilee Brothers (Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon). Published by Bell Bridge Books. Review copies were provided by Bell Bridge Books. This review covers a series of four books, so I’m not going to write the blurb for each of them. That would just take too long. Here’s the background: 15 year old Allie Emerson is given a moonstone necklace by her friend... Read more

Book Review: Starters, By Lissa Price

1 Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their... Read more