Book Review: Black and White

Title:  Black and WhiteAuthor:  Jackie Kessler and Caitlin KittredgeRelease Date:  June 2, 2009Publisher:  SpectraSource:  personal library It’s the ultimate battle of good versus good. They were best friends at an elite academy for superheroes in training, but now Callie Bradford, code name Iridium, and Joannie Greene, code name Jet, are mortal enemies.  Jet is a by-the-book hero, using her Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of light, runs …

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Book Review: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer – A fun, snarky adventure!

Title:  Hold Me Closer, NecromancerAuthor:  Lish McBrideRelease Date:  October 12, 2010Publisher:  Henry Holt and CompanySource: Secret Santa giftSynopsis: Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right – until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees …

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Trial by Fire book review

Title:  Trial by FireAuthor:  Jennifer Lynn BarnesRelease Date:  June 14, 2011Publisher:  Egmont USASource:  Review copy received at BEA 2011Synopsis: Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack – or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is …

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Crewell book review

Title:  Crewel Author:  Gennifer AlbinRelease Date:  October 16, 2012Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, and GirouxSource:  ARC received at BEASynopsis:  Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It …

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