YA Books To Buy For Your Graduation Gifts

I’m away from the Somewhat United States at the moment, ceilidh dancing in Edinburgh and haunting my old haunts in St Andrews, but high school students all over America are getting ready to graduate within the next few weeks.  Congratulations to you all, especially to the young adults who are regulars at my bookshop.  I’mContinue reading “YA Books To Buy For Your Graduation Gifts”

Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Star Ratings: Characters: **** (5 stars) Character Development: ****** (6 stars. Deal with it.) Plot: **** (4 stars) Writing: ***** (5 stars) Overall: ***** (5 stars) Age range recommendation: 14 and up. Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle will always be the Big Fat Exception to the I-rarely-read-sequels rule.  The third installment of this four book seriesContinue reading “Book Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater”

Book Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Star Ratings: Characters: ***** (5 stars) Character Development: ***** (5 stars) Plot: **** (4 stars) Writing: ***** (5 stars) Overall: ***** (5 stars) Age recommendation: 15+ (Plenty o’ drugs and violence, but not much sex.) Remember when I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that The Raven Boys was much more exciting and mysterious thanContinue reading “Book Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater”

A Brief Freak-out about The Dream Thieves (ARC) by Maggie Stiefvater

  This is not a proper review but I really need to mention how holy-shit-god-damn-can’t-stop-reading-infecting-my-dreams GOOD The Dream Thieves was.  Because, holy shit!  God damn, I couldn’t stop reading.  It was infecting my dreams. The characters.  They are some of the best YA characters I’ve read about in such a very long tome.  I hateContinue reading “A Brief Freak-out about The Dream Thieves (ARC) by Maggie Stiefvater”

Archived Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Originally posted to Dark Lady Reviews on November 6, 2012 Apologies for the short review and the brusqueness of tone, I originally reviewed the book on Amazon, because I wanted other readers of my interests to know that The Raven Boys is better than the cover and blurbs make it out to be. Star RatingsContinue reading “Archived Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater”