Because of my hectic new schedule where I’m thinking about work and emailing about work as much from home as from work (I got my very own, not even open yet, branch and I just started on Monday), I am falling behind in my reviews but also reading. Who has the energy? Not me.
Wondrous Strange – Lesley Livingston
I liked this Shakespearean, urban fairy tale. If there’s a sequel I don’t know if I’d care enough to bother, but I did really enjoy it. A few weeks ago, and my memory is horrible.
Avalon High – Meg Cabot
How did I not know about this sooner? Arthur and his court reincarnated as American teenagers is the exact high concept I’m looking for. But it still had all the fun high school romance and angst stuff. Also, I could really relate to Ellie because all she ever wanted to do was float in her pool.
The Wordy Shipmates – Sarah Vowell
This doesn’t really have much YA interest, but I did read it and feel accomplished. Vowell can make nearly everything interesting just because of her infectious enthusiasm, and she almost succeedes here as well. But it’s still the Puritans arguing over the finer points of a religion I am only slightly interested in. I think I got as much from hearing her talk about this book in interviews as I did from reading it.
Violet in Private – Melissa Walker
I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous two in the series, but it was still pretty fun. I’m just sick of being teased with the resolution of the same “man vs. himself” plots that have been happening since the first one.
Evermore – Alyson Noel
I didn’t like this book. People who think Edward Cullen is the dreamiest might like this book. ‘Nuff said.