Reviews: Adult & Young Adult Fantasy

When stressed, I tend to gravitate towards popular fiction – literary and non-fiction books become too much like work, as they do the opposite of helping me switch my brain off: they make me think too much. They make me think too much about work, especially. Not at all restful, and it’s been a hellish […]

Review: Beastly

Beastly by Alex Flinn HarperTeen 2011 (2007) Trade Paperback 300 pages YA Fantasy; Romance

You’ve just got to love the premise behind “Beauty and the Beast”, don’t you? Anything that shines the spotlight on our preoccupation with looks and other superficial qualities, right? Yes, the whole “beauty is on the inside” started sounding corny long […]

Review: Impossible

Impossible by Nancy Werlin Speak 2009 (2008) Trade Paperback 365 pages YA Romance/Fae/Fantasy

Isn’t this a lovely cover? YA gets such gorgeous covers these days, it’s great. They were always so daggy when I was growing up. Well, not all, but most.

Lucy Scarborough is in her last year of high school and coping pretty […]

Review: Wondrous Strange

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston Wondrouse Strange #1 HarperTrophy 2009 Paperback 327 pages YA Fantasy

At seventeen, Kelley Winslow has finished school and moved to New York to pursue a career on the stage. Being promoted to understudy for Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a dream come true; when the actress playing Titania […]