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Subject: What YA book are you reading? April 2011
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 7:18 AM ET
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New month, new thread!

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 10:37 AM ET
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I started Sphinx's Queen last night...  I really wish it had given a brief refresher on the first book because I feel lost as it has been a good while since I read the first one!

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 7:00 PM ET
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I just finished Prom & Prejudice.  It was cute.

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 9:39 PM ET
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Just finished Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.  It did get better but the ending totally sucked.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 12:38 AM ET
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In the middle of rereading the first Scott Pilgrim graphic novel.  I've read 1 and 2, but it's been a while so I'm refreshing my memory before I read 3.  I forgot how much I love them.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Reading Burned and Boot Camp.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 7:26 PM ET
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I am reading Sphinx's Queen still...  it is quite good though!

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 8:26 PM ET
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I just finished reading The Girl Who Was on Fire.  It was pretty good - most of the essays were interesting and insightful.  I got bored a couple times, but overall it was good.  There was one essay I didn't like, and I was kind of surprised that the Peeta/Gale debate wasn't given its own essay.  It was touched on a couple of times, though.

Next up is Bloodthirsty.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 8:57 PM ET
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I am reading On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God this series is insane.. it makes me laugh. I think these make good in between books for the longer and more though provoking books in my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 9:20 PM ET
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I just finished Haven by Kristi Cook and enjoyed it!  Now onto Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 4:25 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Delirium. :3 I really enjoy the concept of it so far. =o

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 7:17 PM ET
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I just finished Sharks and Boys by Kristen Tracy. It was ok. Gave it 3 stars. Not sure what to read next!

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 9:02 PM ET
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Boot Camp was really good, but very sickening. :( Reading Plague next, already pre ordered it and ready to download it to my Nook at midnight!

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 9:06 PM ET
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My mom raved about Boot Camp....  it's on my TBR....  she keeps telling me to read it!

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 10:43 PM ET
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I finished it in just a few hours. It was a super quick read and you had to find out what happens next, there is no putting that book down. So I'd carve out a few hours before starting it. It was like a roller coaster ride for me. 



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Date Posted: 4/5/2011 7:49 AM ET
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I finished Bloodthirsty last night.  I liked it, though Finbar is a strange MC.

Now I am starting Plague!

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 2:23 PM ET
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Plague is great, amazing, wonderful. I love it so far. 

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 3:58 PM ET
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I was reading Delirium, which I really like..... BUT! City of Fallen Angels came out today and I'm itching to read that. 

Delirium will have to sit on the back burner for awhile. =P

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 5:36 PM ET
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Realistic Fiction  - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis:  A charming, positive story.  The tale is about a boy whose mother dies and he finds himself in a home for orphans.  The boy goes from home to home when people take him only for the money they are given by the state.  The author describes his last home and the boy's escape from a locked shed.  He believes he has a father somewhere who is a member of a band.  The tale follows Bud in his search for his father who turns out to be his grandfather.  It's a positive read about the role that music played during the Depression and how an orphan boy finds a home and people who love him.  Good read!  

In the midst of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell:  Read this as a child and again to my children.  What memories it brings back.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare:  While I have not scheduled this book for a reading challenge the series that kept me reading and reading.  Have truly enjoyed each and every one and there is another book coming called City of Fallen Angels.  Many of the mysteries raised in earlier volumes were solved in this one.  And, I discovered that I was beginning to understand the author's writing style and train of thought.  I found myself guessing some of the outcomes.  Cass and Jace are intriguing heroes.  And, Cass's mother is an outstanding role model. Luke's gentle, caring personality adds so much to the story.  Simon has become a vampire who is developing a mature personality and becoming comfortable with himself.  A new villain has appeared in this volume who is certain to reappear in the next book.  To say much more would give away much of the joy of reading this book.  Don't miss it.

Told from a first-person perspective:  Firethorn by Sarah Micklem:  A most creative and interesting read. The author held this story next to her heart for years as she wrote, rewrote and finally finished the tale to the delight of her readers. To add realism to her tale, she examined works by historians, sociologists, journalists and anthropologists. Firethorn is the heroine, a young mudwoman who is claimed by one of the Blood as his sheath to accompany him when he goes to war. She is strong-willed, loving and dedicated to Sire Galan who grows to love this young woman with the fiery hair. They endure societal ridicule, injury, and almost lose all as the book progresses. Enjoyed this write so much that I put the second in the series on my wishlist because it is so very good. 

Discovered an interesting new series for me which is not new by any means but I have begun to read it:  The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie? and The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney.  Finished The Voice on the Radio.  Good little read.

 



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Date Posted: 4/5/2011 6:00 PM ET
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I finished Sphinx's Queen this afternoon...  it was really really good!!!!  Even better than the first one!  No idea what I am going to read next...

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 8:28 PM ET
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 I'm reading City of Fallen Angels too... yay!

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 8:36 PM ET
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I just finished Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs and it was another fun read!  Now on to a Non-YA, The Baby Planner by Josie Brown

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 9:07 PM ET
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I am starting Blue Bloods today.  smiley

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 2:48 PM ET
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Just finished The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver. It was much better than I expected it to be.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 7:13 PM ET
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