NiFtY Author Heidi Ayarbe AND GIVEAWAY!

Heidi Ayarbe is the author of three young adult novels: Freeze Frame, Compromised, and Compulsion. I can say with authority that Compromised and Compulsion are both awesome, and Freeze Frame is on my To Read list. Compulsion just came out on Tuesday, and it’s freaking great, and at the end of this interview you can … Continue reading

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Why, oh why did the Internet eat my book review? I shall have to start again, but I warn you, I’m not quite as excited to do this a second time. The set-up: Lennie’s used to following her older sister, Bailey, around. Bailey has all the experiences with boys and doesn’t seem afraid to live. … Continue reading

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien

The set-up: Many years in the future, sixteen-year-old Gaia is a midwife to mothers in the sectors outside the Enclave, which is a city of privileged people. The first three babies delivered each month must be given to the Enclave, families of which adopt the babies. Main character’s goals: Gaia’s parents are arrested by authorities … Continue reading

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Happy New Year! Okay, now on to book review business. The set-up: This is less a sequel and more a companion novel to Ryan’s first book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth (which I reviewed here). The story takes place many years in the future (it is post-apocalyptic, after all) in a society haunted by … Continue reading

All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz

Set-up: Aurora (“Roar”) lives on an organic farm in a small town with her father. She misses city life and misses her mother, but she finds solace in her photography, snapping photos and developing them in her own garden shed-turned darkroom. Main character’s goal: Roar’s goal isn’t simple like “run away to find missing aunt” … Continue reading

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