Posts Tagged ‘young adult’

Book Review: Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It) When I first saw this on the shelf and read the summary on the back, I couldn’t help but think, “Ooooh! Vampires meets Scott Pilgrim!” And so, naturally, I picked it up. Cal is a carrier of a parasite which infected all of his ex-girlfriends. They have all become […]

Book Review: Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Behemoth is Book 2 of the Leviathan Trilogy. Behemoth picks up on a cheerful front with Aleksandyr giving Daryn his (her) first fencing lesson. I liked that the book had me laughing from page 1, and looking forward to the kind of high-adventure I’ve come to expect from the […]

Book Review of I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Sam

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Genre – Thriller/Horror/Supernatural, Adult and Young Adult While still following the Dan Wells tradition of being disturbing, thrilling, fast-paced and funny all at the same time, this book was possibly the most beautiful thing I have read this year. You may wonder how vivid scenes of embalming can be […]

Little Brother: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 25

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by Sam

This book was absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t put it down, to my own detriment because I had to face the next school day with two hours’ sleep. But if there’s any reason to have to face a full day of work with no sleep, it’s a book this good. The protagonist is Malcolm (handle: w1n5t0n), […]

Steampunk and Leviathan

Posted on: January 18th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Just a few months ago, I found myself lamenting that Steam Punk was not considered a valid genre for novel publishing. I held on to a hope that this, the genre where I first cracked my teeth on Role-Playing Games and Anime, would make a move into literature, and that I might be a part […]