Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

The set-up: After Rose failed to kill her ex-lover, Dimitri, who turned Strigoi (evil vampire) in a previous book, Dimitri sends her creepy-stalker death threat messages. Meanwhile, Rose graduates from the Vampire Academy and goes to the Moroi (nice friendly vampire) Court. From there, everything falls apart. Not the plot, really, although the thread of … Continue reading

Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins

The set-up: After a horrifying onstage experience, NaTasha, the only African American in her suburban school, decides to spend a few weeks with her grandmother in Harlem, where she’ll volunteer at a crisis center for girls her age. Main character’s goals: I don’t think NaTasha’s goal was entirely clear, at least not in her mind. … Continue reading

Ruined by Paula Morris (again)

This post is dedicated to the lazy students writing book reports. ETA, PLEASE NOTE: I am not able to give any help on this book. I’m closing comments for that very reason.   Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana, shortly after Hurricane Katrina blasted through and ruined (ahem) many lives and livelihoods. It’s definitely gloomy and spooky … Continue reading

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