Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, Razorbill   The last of my Amazon book-buying spree, I bought Thirteen Reasons Why because it was on one of those many internet lists of “Books to Read Before the Movie Gets Released.” I actually finished it a couple of days ago, but I was mildly traumatized emotionally when I […]

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein, Hyperion   Elizabeth Wein is a sneaky little trickster, and I’d hate her for it if I didn’t love her for it so much. I loved this book. Wein’s plotting is thrilling and suspenseful, her writing is beautiful without being overbearing, and her two protagonists perfectly remind me (and I’m […]

The Monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff

The Monsters of Templeton, Lauren Groff, Voice/Hyperion I bought The Monsters of Templeton in the post-Christmas, Amazon-gift card-fueled, book-buying frenzy for a couple of reasons: 1. I wanted a stand-alone novel. 2. I wanted to try a new author. 3. The summary sounded worthwhile. 4. The cover was pretty. Now I know there’s that saying […]