Shadow Girl review by Liana Liu
Scion of the Fox review The Realms of Ancient #1 by S.M. Beiko
Belzhar review by Meg Wolitzer
Gilded Gilded series #1 by Christina Farley
Check out what I thought of the book... but how did the adaption do? I pegged this book as a great one to adapt with Tim Burton at the helm… was my guess correct?
Bad Girl Gone review by Temple Mathews
Review of Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Terry Hughes suddenly has the opportunity to join her father on a project for 6 months to finish her mother's work in Egypt. Her summer plans with her boyfriend are pushed to the side as she finds herself knee deep in the clues that could lead to Cleopatra’s lost tomb. With Maude and Fraser's help plus her first crush Awad's hieroglyphics skills will she be able to solve the puzzle?
Kate is a killing machine though not as perfect as her creators intended... always switched on she burns everything she touches... clothes, food, furnishings, people. Escaping at the age of seven, Kate manages to pass the time killing for the man who showed her kindness, El Tío. With holographic clothing Kate strides in and takes care of anyone in the way. When she learns there is a way to cure her she heads into the Badlands the only way she can...on her own two feet.
Althea is not like most 12 year olds... her eyes glow in the dark, she can read people's minds and influence them and she can heal the sick in a person whatever it may be. She is the prophet of the badlands and raiders trade, kill and steal her until she finds her way to a small village where she meets Den. He challenges her acceptance of being treated like a commodity... until she finds the courage to use her power to protect those she loves.
Nefertari may have been given the name of a queen but she doesn't feel like one so she insists she be called the more common Terry. With her mother dead and her leg crippled this 16 year old must re-enter the world of high school when her archaeologist dad gets a job with a museum. Life is complicated when she is paired with Zach the star basketball player and mean girl Allison takes exception to it. When her father falls into a coma and it is blamed on an Egyptian curse Terry with the help of her new friends, Maude and Fraser will uncover a 50 year old mystery and figure out what happened to the missing asp.
Liam is a college student with schizophrenia who finally has his disease under control with the help of a psychologist who can get through to him. After witnessing a murder all his progress is in the can as he believes his meds have caused him to see events tied to the land. Due to a new girl, Mai, who he likes very much he tries to determine what is real and what is hallucinations as his actions put his family in increasing danger... will he be able to separate fact from fiction in time to save them?
5-Star Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, Book #5 of The Others series
I don't read my mysteries normally (I luuuuvvv tv mystery shows) but this one has a compelling premise and I'm so glad I gave it a chance...
A mysterious young man appears right when Zoe needs him most; X becomes her rescuer. A man claiming to know her recently dead father suddenly appears squatting at her elderly neighbors' and threatens her and her brother's lives. Zoe witnesses something no one else on earth ever has before: a bounty hunter from a hell called the Lowlands sent to claim this man's soul lets him go because she asks him to. As Zoe and this young man, X, get to know one another she challenges what he knows about his life even as he reveals truths to Zoe she might very well wish never leave the darkness of the caves.
Ever since the Outs started - global memory-stealing blackouts - Caleb has been plagued by a voice that pushes him to do things... Now his parents have disappeared and his dependable, honor-student ways have been replaced with those of a deadheader junkie! Now he's kidnapped a little girl, Amanda, but isn't sure if he did it to protect himself or her... He turns to the one friend who has stood by him, Kitzi, a girl with aphasia, and a secret of her own - she is free of her brain damage during the Outs. Kitzi and Caleb go on a wild ride with special little Amanda and maneuver through the creepy, damaged world of the Outs.
Holding Smoke review by Elle Cosimano