Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium

Oliver, Lauren. Delirium. New York: Harper, 2011. Print. ISBN-13: 9780061726828 Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $5.72. Kindle $4.99.

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Synopsis:

It’s the future and love (and other strong emotions) have been deemed a “disease.” And they have a cure. Everyone gets “cured” when they are 18. Lena is just a couple months away and she cannot wait. She watched love destroy her family, and she doesn’t want anything to do with it. But then she meets Alex. He has no interest in being “cured” and he might just show Lena that theres more to life (and love) than she ever thought possible.


Themes include: Love, fear, deceit, grief, betrayal, friendship, identity, coming of age.


My Thoughts: Delirium has that Dystopian setting that many of us are loving. I had a hard time getting over the idea that “love is a disease” and that futuristic society would eradicate it. Perhaps if it had been all emotions, not just love, I would have found it more believable. However, once I put that aside I did indeed enjoy this book as well as its sequel Pandemonium. Lena is a relatable character, she’s trying to do what she thinks is right but finding it increasingly difficult as she learns more about Alex, and the other invalids (people who have not been “cured”). The romance is sweet and heartbreaking and the story is heavily influenced by Romeo and Juliet. Who doesn’t like seeing if two star-crossed lovers can overcome circumstances to find a happily-ever-after?


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the Delirium Trilogy is Pandemonium


Extras:

  • Locate Delirium at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • Learn more about the Delirium world on its Wiki
  • If you liked Delirium, you might find something else you like on Goodreads.com

About the Author: Lauren Oliver is the author of the Delirium trilogy, as well as other YA books.


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
LaurenOliverUK. “Delirium by Lauren Oliver *Interactive Trailer*.” Online video clip. YouTube.com. 7 July 2011. Web. 25 July 2015.

Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn by Aimee Carter

Carter, Aimee. Pawn. Don Mills, Ont: Harlequin Teen, 2013. Print. Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $9.99. Kindle $4.99.

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Synopsis:

If you could trade everything you’ve ever known and loved for a better place in society, would you? After Kitty gets a measly 3 on her placement test, guaranteeing her a miserable, difficult, and dangerous life, she is offered this choice. She can take a dead girl’s place as a 7. All she needs to do is say goodbye to the world she’s known and the people she loves. Kitty makes the deal, only to find out it comes with serious strings attached. Now she’s thrown into an even more dangerous life than being a 3 would have been. Her new “family” is secretive, conniving, and murderous. And they expect her to stop the rebellion that her predecessor started.

Kitt is about to find herself no more than a pawn in their games.


Booktalk: 


Themes include: Betrayal, lies, privilege, consequences, choice, love, and sacrifice.


My Thoughts: Pawn has many similarities to the popular The Selection series by Kiera Cass, with the dystopian society with a numbered caste system. It also features something of a love triangle dynamic, when Kitty escapes life as a 3, leaving her boyfriend behind, and meets a new boy in her new life as a 7. There is also a Hunger Games feel to the story as Kitty is pressured into being a Pawn for those around her. The story never quite lives up to its potential, lacking the kind of emotional intensity and immediacy that other popular dystopian tales have managed, and while Kitty is a character we can all root for, the secondary characters never seem to be fully realized. There is plenty of intrigue and plot twists to keep the reader guessing at what will happen next, and with a few big shockers along the way, though, that many fans of the Dystopian genre will eagerly dive into the next installment in this series.


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Blackcoat Rebellion is Captive.


Extras:


About the Author: Aimee Carter is the author of The Blackcoat Rebellion, as well as other books.


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com.
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Harlequinn Books. “Pawn by Aimee Carter (Book Trailer).” Online video clip. YouTube.com. 25 Nov 2013. Web. 01 Aug 2015.

(Review-YA) Ink by Amanda Sun

Ink by Amanda Sun

Sun, Amanda. Ink. Don Mills, Ontario: Harlequin Teen, 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0373210718. Formats available: paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $7.72. Kindle #3.99

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #8 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:

After her mother’s death, Katie finds herself living with her Aunt in Japan. Katie doesn’t know the language or customs surrounding her, and she’s always making mistakes. One of those mistakes leads her into the path of Tomoshiro who is gorgeous, snarky, and obviously hiding a secret. He’s always disappearing, and whenever he’s near Katie, strange… things, keep happening. The more Tomoshiro tries to push Katie away, the more determined she is to find out what he’s hiding. And when she finds out…. everything changes. Ink is book 1 of the Paper Gods series.


Booktalk: 


Themes include: Identity, adapting to life in a new culture, romance, supernatural, death of a parent, gangs.


My Thoughts: Ink is similar to Twilight in the way Katie and Tomoshiro meet, react to each other, and how their relationship progresses.The setting and mood are quite different however, with Ink taking place in beautiful Japan. I loved how the author paints such a vivid picture of Japan and the people and culture that you feel you are there experiencing it yourself. It’d be impossible not to fall in love with Japan (and Tomoshiro) when reading. Ink includes a unique type of supernatural that I haven’t seen before, and I appreciated the change from the more common vampire/werewolf types. I think anyone 13(isn) and up can easily enjoy this series.


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the series is Rain (Paper Gods 2)


Extras:


About the Author: Amanda Sun is an archaeologist by trade, but her intense fear of spiders keeps her from actually going on digs. She spends her time learning about different cultures of the world, and writing her YA series The Paper Gods, which she describes as “edgy paranormals set in Japan that involve kendo, knife fights, and hot boys with spiky hair. Also tasty Japanese food.”


What are other teen saying about their reading & social media habits?

“I mainly read YA fantasy-often dystopian- but I also like to read historical fiction, classics and mysteries. Goodreads is typically where I get book recommendations, but I will sometimes get books out from the library if they’re too expensive or I’m not sure if I’ll like the book. Physical books are definitely my favourite, but sometimes I will listen to audiobooks on my phone!”  – Rebecca, 17


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Harlequin Books. “Ink debut novel from Amanda Sun (Book Trailer).” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 14 June 2014. Web. 15 July 2015.
“Amanda Sun.” Amanda Sun. Web 15 July 2015.

(Review-YA) Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Cole, Kresley. Poison Princess. , 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1481426664. Formats available: paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $4.99. Kindle $4.99

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #7 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:

So the apocalypse has happened. Evie really should have seen it coming. Actually she did see it coming, she just didn’t know the hallucinations were premonitions. She just thought she was crazy. Now society has fallen into chaos and lawlessness, and she, a used-to-be wealthy southern belle needs to learn how to survive. There’s also zombie-things. She’ll need to team up with bad-boy “from the wrong side of town” Jack, and a couple of other people she meets along the way. She’s on a quest now, because her hallucinations haven’t stopped, and worse things than even the apocalypse are coming.


Booktalk: 


Themes include: survival, apocalypse, loss, sanity, supernatural, romance, friendship.


My Thoughts: Kresley Cole is one of my all time favorite authors, I read her adult series Immortals After Dark so I was excited to try her YA series as well. One of the greatest strengths this one has its unique plot and characters. The main character is a southern belle, and her counterpart is a Cajun bad-boy. Personally I haven’t ever read a book that includes aspects of the Cajun culture, so I loved that part. The plot itself is really different from anything else I’ve read, and I enjoyed that we get to see the characters before, during, and after the apocalypse happens. This one has plenty of suspense and action, and I’d recommend it for slightly more mature YA readers because of the steaminess of the romance and the darker themes of mass destruction. The rest of the series (there are currently two more out, with more to come) includes a growing array of supporting characters, many of whom are great fun. Each character is based on one of the Major Arcana from Tarot cards, so we get people like The Hermit, The Empresss, Death, The Lovers, etc. Additionally I should note that there is quite a bit of “horror” in these books, with some truly terrifying and disturbing moments, such as a serial killer, cannibalism, and torture. I love them though, and am eagerly awaiting the next book!


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Arcana Chronicles is Endless Knight


Extras:

  • Locate Poison Princess at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • Kresley includes plenty of fun stuff & extras about The Arcana Chronicles on her site.
  • Learn more about the Arcana Chronicles world on it’s Wiki
  • As of July 2015, the rights to this series have been optioned to make a movie. Check with Kresley for more info as it comes available.
  • Interview with Kresley talking about her inspiration for Poison Princess

About the Author: Kresley Cole is a NY Times Bestselling author of both an adult, and young adult series. Her YA series is called The Arcana Chronicles.


What are other teens saying about their reading & social media habits?

“I am a huge lover and reader of the Fantasy genre. Most of the books I read are of that genre. However I do like to read my fair share of sci-fi and contemporaries that focus around things such as diversity and mental illness.
I use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Goodreads. My favourite for bookish related things is definitely Goodreads, Instagram and Twitter. Twitter is amazing for chatting directly with other bloggers and connecting with authors about their books” – Josie, 12th grade


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Simon & Schuster. “Kresley Cole Reveals Inspiration for Poison Princess.” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 25 July 2012. Web. 26 July 2015.

(Review-YA) The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Rutkoski, Marie. The Winner’s Curse: A Novel. , 2014. Print.ISBN-13: 9780374384678. Formats available: paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $5.12. Kindle $7.09

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #6 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Kestral has a gift for military strategic brilliance that has her father trying to recruit her to his army, but Kestral is more interested in playing music. She enjoys her comfortable life as daughter to the second most powerful man in a tyrannical empire. Then one day she sees a slave boy being sold, and impulsively buys him. Kestral is drawn to Arin, and they form an odd kind of friendship, while the empire teeters on the brink of rebellion. Then Kestral finds out Arin has his own deep secrets, her world falls apart, and she finds her role reversed. Kestral will need to put all her strategic brilliance to the test to ensure her own survival.


Booktalk: 


Themes include: slavery, rebellion, privilege, war, friendship, love, family ties, and identity.


My Thoughts: I absolutely adored The Winner’s Curse. I loved that the main character’s military brilliance came from intelligence and strategy, rather than physical fighting prowess. Many of our heroines these days are kick-butt fighters (and I love that), but it was refreshing to see one whose best skills are her intellect. She’s also very loyal, which is one of the things that drives the plot so well. It’s easy to empathize with her as she struggles to cope with torn loyalties and has to choose between doing what is expected of her, and what she thinks is right. This is one of the stories where we, like Kestral, see that there is no black and white, no outright good guys and bad guys. The story has a couple of great, unexpected turns, and I was frequently surprised by decisions Kestral makes. I could not wait to see what happened next so I read the sequel immediately and cannot wait for book 3!


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Winner’s Trilogy is The Winner’s Crime

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Extras:


About the Author: Marie Rutkoski is the author of several children’s and young adult books, including The Winner’s Trilogy


What are other teens saying about their reading & social media habits?

“I read YA fantasy, as well as contemporary romance, with a little bit or paranormal or sci-fi thrown in every once and a while. As a blogger, my only “social media” is my actual blog (though I’m considering expanding that soon), and even in “real life” I only have a Facebook–social media isn’t really my thing….I get most of my recommendations from other bloggers, or from just standing in a book store and seeing which books grab me. I never use the library. (I like owning my books! They’re my babies!)” – Jocelyn, 10th grade


Citation & Credits
Book cover images: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Fierce Reads. “The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 18 Dec 2013. Web. 26 July 2015.

(Review-YA) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Maas, Sarah J. Throne of Glass. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 9781599906959 . Formats available: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $6.70. Kindle $6.15

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #5 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Celeana is an accomplished assassin by the time she’s 17. That’s also when she is arrested and sentenced by the King to life as a slave in the salt mines for her crimes. A year in those mines is enough to carve Celeana out of rage and hatred for the whole royal family. But then the Prince and his Captain of the guard approach her with a proposition. If she competes as the Prince’s nominee for the title of Kings Champion, and serves that position for 4 years, she will be pardoned and freed. Freedom is in Celeana’s grasp, and all she needs to do is sell her soul to the family that has shattered her world twice already.


Booktalk:


Themes include: freedom, death, killing, friendship, love, redemption, slavery, tyrannical monarchies, and magic.


My Thoughts: Loved it. Loved it Loved it Loved it. Go read it. Enough said!

Ok now that I got that out of my system…. As you might have guessed, I loved Throne of Glass, it is by far one of the best High Fantasy books I’ve read. The world is unique and really interesting, the characters are very well developed, and the main character is quite different. Celeana is not your typical heroine. She’s more concerned with survival than with honor, revenge, friendship, or love. At first. She really was a successful assassin, so we get to see her deal with the violence she’s endured and imparted on others and how that affects her. She’s also very funny, and completely vain. She likes frilly, pretty things just as much as she loves a well crafted weapon. I immediately read the following two books in the series and am eagerly awaiting the fourth one, which comes out in September 2015.


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Throne of Glass Series is Crown of Midnight

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Extras:


About the Author: Sarah J. Maas is the bestselling author of The Throne of Glass Series.


What are other teens saying about their reading & social media habits?

“[I read] more fantasy than Sci-fi. I haven’t really found the book that’s pulled me into the genre. I also read contemporary, retellings, historical fiction, etc. I basically read anything as long as I’m interested but Sci-fi is probably the genre I read the least. I have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype, and Goodreads. However, the only one I even sort of check on a daily basis is going to be Instagram or Goodreads. I don’t really have a favorite because I don’t really like social media that much.  I used to ask librarians for recommendations but I’ve since found that I prefer finding books I’m interested in myself.” – Kelly, 10th grade


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Bloomsbury Publishing. “Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – book trailer.” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 26 July 2012. Web. 26 July 2015.

(Review-YA) The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

Pearson, Mary. The Kiss of Deception. , 2014. Print. ISBN-13: 9780805099232. Formats available: paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $8.28. Kindle $7.80

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #4 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Princess Lia flees from her arranged marriage to an unknown, foreign prince to begin a simple life as a tavern maid, in the hopes of having a life that includes love. Two men soon show up in the town she’s fled to, and Lia finds herself befriending and caring for both of them. But neither is who he says he is, and both have sought Lia out for their own purposes. She isn’t what either of them expected. As war threatens, Lia has to choose between desire and duty, but when she finds out who her new friends really are, she’ll also feel the sting of betrayal, and the Kiss of Deception.


Booktalk:


Themes include: Identity, duty, love, friendship, truth and lies, family, politics, war.


My Thoughts: I wasn’t sure I’d like Kiss of Deception, I don’t generally enjoy the love triangle situations, though I know they are popular with many! I also think the “running away from my arranged marriage” trop is a WEE bit overdone. But I was wrong, because I did in fact enjoy this book! And it’s sequel. The world building was enjoyable and unique enough to keep you interested. Lia is fun to read, watching her switch from royal princess to tavern maid is funny. She’s got a sharp tongue and it’s also great to read from her two “suitors'” points of views to see what they think about Lia. We get to see the sides of three different young people, from three different nations whose tensions are so strong they could erupt into war at the slightest notice. I ended up loving KOD and immediately read its sequel Heart of Betrayal. I was happy to see the world building, and the development of the characters get even better as the story goes on!


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the Remnant Chronicles is The Heart of Betrayal


Extras:

  • Locate The Kiss of Deception at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • If you liked this book, check out These Paper Hearts for some other recommendations!
  • Mary Pearson created a playlist to go with The Remnant Chronicles.
  • She also has lots of other extras and goodies on her website.

About the Author: Mary Pearson is an award-winning author of other series and novels, in addition to The Remnant Chronicles.


What are other teens saying about their reading & social media habits?

“I love reading SFF, both YA and adult categories, including sci-fi, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, fairytale retellings, etc. I also enjoy reading romances and some historical fiction. I used WordPress for my blog and I also have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Goodreads. My favorite is Twitter because the platform is the easiest to use in terms of connecting with authors and fellow readers/book bloggers.” – Chachic, high school student


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.

(Review-Ya) Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol

Under Different Stars by Amy Bartol

Bartol, Amy A. Under Different Stars. , 2014. Print.ISBN-13: 9781477821121. Formats available: paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $10.15. Kindle $1.99

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #3 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Synopsis:
Kricket has only ever wanted a home, but living in the abusive foster care system has prevented that. Although Kricket has always known there was something different about her, she’s managed to stay invisible and unremarkable … until now. Now two groups of ‘not quite humans’ are hunting her, and when one catches her, they whisk her away to another world. In this world Kricket is not invisible or unremarkable. In fact, everyone wants to use her and her powers for their own purposes. But if Kricket can navigate this new world, and its treacherous political waters, the soldier she’s fallen in love with, and a home of her own, might be within reach.


Booktalk:


Themes include: magic, family, friendship, belonging, politics, war, and love.


My Thoughts: This one seems to be swimming somewhat under the radar, but I’m so glad I read it! The start is a little tricky because we (along with Kricket) are swept into an unknown world with strange language and customs without having it explained to us first. But then part of the fun is how slowly the rules of this world are revealed to us and the main character. There are a couple of bumps along the way, with a bit of jumpiness or disconnect happening, but overall the story is funny, exciting, intriguing, and enjoyable. I found myself liking it more the more I read, and by the end I absolutely had to know what happened next. I read book two, and the world and characters get even better. There is all kinds of action, humor, and sizzling chemistry between the characters. One of the greatest strengths is that the main character, Kricket, is actually very well developed and she is believable. She’s tough because of the difficult life she’s led, growing up in foster care. She’s also genuinely intelligent, and it’s nice to not be dealing with a heroine who is helpless. Kricket is brave and clever, funny and resourceful, with a nice mixture of innocence and cunning. The male main character actually shows more naiveté, and that’s an interesting change from the normal dynamic we usually see in these types of stories. It’s as fun getting to know this world as it is these characters. I would recommend this to young adults and adults who enjoy fantasy/sci-fi that takes you from our world into another.


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the The Kricket Series is A Sea of Stars

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Extras:

  • Locate Under Different Stars at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • If you liked Under Different Stars, check out Goodreads.com for other recommendations!
  • Read Breathe Relax has a great review and commentary on Under Different Stars

About the Author: Amy Bartol is the author of The Premonition Series and The Kricket Series


Citation & Credits
Book cover images: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.

(Review-YA) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Rossi, Veronica. Under the Never Sky. New York: Harper, 2012. Print. ISBN-13: 9780062072030. Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook. Paperback $6.77. Kindle $1.99

Info 684 Genre: Genre Pick #2 – Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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The world was scorched hundreds of years ago, making the earth nearly uninhabitable. Society fractured into two groups; The Dwellers live comfortable, technologically and medically advanced lives within their pods, while the Outsiders (who have evolved to develop extra-sensory abilities) live in tribal-like colonies, struggling to survive off the land. Violence and starvation are the Outsider’s constant companions. What happens when both a Dweller and an Outsider are exiled from their communities, and have to learn how to rely on each other for survival and redemption?


Booktalk (whole trilogy):


Themes include: Bias, trust, love, survival, redemption, overcoming expectations, responsibility. 
Awards/Honors: New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


My Thoughts: I adored this entire trilogy. And I’m so happy to let you all know that the film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros, so hopefully we will get to see this world come alive on the big screen soon! The world-building and fully developed, multi-faceted characters make this series impossible to put down. While one group of society live almost entirely in virtual reality ‘realms,’ the other half live almost entirely without technology, and it is thrilling to see how members of each group react to the lifestyles of the other group. The relationship between Perry and Aria is sweet, heart-wrenching, and fraught with challenges that you cannot help but hope they overcome. One of the best parts of this relationship dynamic is that the challenges and obstacles come from within themselves, or from their circumstances rather than a third party. So instead of the common ‘love-triangle’ theme, we see Perry and Aria struggle to overcome more intense and emotional obstacles. These books are told from the alternating viewpoints of both Perry and Aria, so we get to see what is going on inside each character’s head. This technique gives these stories more depth, because the two characters come from such different worlds, their points of view are drastically different from each other. This allows the reader to submerge more fully into the awesome, unique, post-apocalyptic world. I absolutely could not wait to see what happened after Under the Never Sky, and immediately read both Through the Ever Night, and the epic conclusion, Into the Still Blue. The intensity and suspense are held throughout all three books, which eventually come to a thrilling end. I greatly recommend this series to lovers of sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and sci-fi romance. These world created is so beautiful, frightening, and possible that it makes a great addition to libraries as well. These are the kind of fiction titles that can spark wonderful conversations about bias, technology, privilege, survival, and the effects an apocalyptic event could have on our society.


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next books in the trilogy are Through the Ever Night, and Into the Still Blue.

If you liked these ones, I’d also recommend:

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Extras:

  • Locate the Under the Never Sky series at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • Words with Writers has an interview with Veronica Rossi. (no spoilers, I don’t believe)
  • If you liked this series, goodreads.com offers other recommendations for you.

About the Author:  Veronica Rossi is the author of the bestselling Under the Never Sky trilogy. She also has a new title coming out soon, called Riders.


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.

Angus, Thongs, & Full Frontal Snogging

Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging

Rennison, Louise. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. New York: Avon Books, 2003. Print. ISBN-13: 978-0064472272. Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $7.78.

Info 684 Genre: Chick-Lit

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Synopsis:
Angus: part Scottish wildcat, goes crazy in his longing for the Scottish Highlands.

Thongs: Useless underware. Only a wet slag would wear them.

Full-frontal Snogging: Full on kissing, open mouth.

Boys, parents, and a big nose means Georgia has all kinds of problems this year. But never fear, she’ll skate through it all with a big laugh, minimal boy-stalking, and most of her eyebrows intact.


Booktalk:


My Thoughts: This one is an “oldie but a goodie,” and it was great to re-read it recently! The Georgia Nicholson series really finds its brilliance in its absolutely laugh-out-loud hilarity. These have me laughing so hard I cry, so if you are in the mood for a light read, or something to pick your spirits up, these are a great option. It’s like a young adult version of Bridget Jones’ Diary.


Themes include: Growing up, friendship, family, budding sexuality, physical maturation.
Awards/Honors: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults


Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the series is On the Bright Side, I’m now the Girlfriend of a Sex God


Extras:

  • Locate Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • Find similar titles at goodreads.com
  • Here’s some “extras” including Georgia’s thoughts on applying makeup, snogging, eating chips and other crucial life lessons.

About the Author: Louise Rennison is the author of the entire Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series.


Citation & Credits
Book cover image: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
Paramount Movies. “Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging – Trailer.” Online Video clip. YouTube.com. 3 August 2012. Web. 13 July 2015.
“Louise Rennison.” Louise Rennison. Web 13 July 2015.