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Subject: What YA book are you reading? November 2009
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:23 AM ET
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Still on Betrayed. Not sure what to read next. I need a break from this series before I continue it. Maybe The Mammoth Book of Zombies.

Subject: Just picked up
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:05 AM ET
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I couldn't wait to find out what happened to Zoey so I picked up Tempeted today at walmart.  Even though I swore to myself I would wait untill it came out on paperback so it would match my set.  Oh well there was just too much temptation seeing it setting there on the shelf.  The name just called to me, LOL!  I'll probably finish it before tomorrow though.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 7:10 AM ET
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None, though I have two checked out from the library that I'll need to read soon: The Luxe and The Knife of Never Letting Go.  Has anyone read either of them?  Have any thoughts? 

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:04 PM ET
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Finished Betrayed, but don't have the third one to start so I think I'm going to read Twilight again. My boyfriend's sister has the game and wants to play it with me, but remembers far too much of the book than I do! Time to get into competitive mode! =)

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 3:15 PM ET
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Britney, I love The Knife of Never Letting Go. I thought it was better than the Hunger Games (which I did like), and felt it was overshadowed by it since they both came out around the same time. Sadly, the sequel (which is also excellent, IMO) came out the same time as Catching Fire. I wish the Chaos Walking series could find a bigger audience in the US.



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Date Posted: 11/1/2009 3:29 PM ET
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I have The Knife of Never Letting Go. I'll have to read that soon! What is the name of the sequel Janelle? Never mind! Found it and added it to my WL.



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Date Posted: 11/1/2009 4:36 PM ET
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Knife... has a couple things that some people might not like. Stylistic choices- for example, spelling is unconventional at times, but I understand the choice and IMO makes sense in the context of the story.  It was a little jarring at first, but I quickly (within 10 pages) fell in love with Todd and the story. I won't go as far to say it's a book everyone will love, as it's a different sort of book. I also tend to have quirky tastes in books, so YMMV. But for me, I'm still comparing every book I read to Knife... and not many have even come close. 

And more on topic... I'm not really reading anything. I'm still working my way through the Monstrumologist, but I haven't picked it up since mid-October. I did read Skeleton Creek Book 2- Ghost in the Machine. The Skeleton Creek books are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Though, they're more MG than YA.



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Date Posted: 11/1/2009 6:40 PM ET
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i have the Knife of never letting go right beside me I just got it out of the library Janelle you make me feel like picking it up... I still havent read hunger games it has been on my book shelf with catching fire for what seems like forever staring at me and teasing me to pick it up and read.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 9:30 PM ET
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I just won My Soul to Save from a book blog, I am so pumped - I am going to read it as soon as it comes in!

 

I am most of the way done with Just Listen by Sarah Dessen right now, I love it. Love Sarah Dessen.

I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday, almost bought Hunger Games, but can't really afford $19. Sigh. I have been on the waiting list at my library for a long time now, I'm fairly certain someone lost the copy and the library isn't going to purchase a new one...

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 10:36 PM ET
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I think you'll find that situation solved Shanyn. :)

I am almost done with Betrayed and I am reading The Hunger Games next.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 10:49 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/1/2009 11:38 PM ET
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I have both of the Chaos Walking books on my TBR.  Hopefully I'll get to them soon.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 2:42 PM ET
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i am reading switch by Carol Snow I liked Snap so I am hoping this book will be good too

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 2:55 PM ET
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I'm going to read Snap soon, I won it in a contest!

 

I'm about to finish Just Listen/Intertwined today (one or the other) - I've been cleaning house so I get a book break soon!

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 9:33 PM ET
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I just finished Confessions of a First Daughter and thought it was really cute.  It wasn't exactly original - it borrowed heavily from many presidential and presidential offspring movies - but it was a quick, fun read.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 9:41 PM ET
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I just finished Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe! It was good! What to read next! LOL

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 6:19 AM ET
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Cindy, I have Give Up the Ghost on its way to me from the library.  I'm looking forward to reading yet.

Jenna, I just saw the title of that book somewhere.  For me, the definitive presidential YA book is The President's Daughter by Ellen Emerson White.  I'm two books away from having two complete sets of the books - the original 1980s trilogy and the four 2008 versions of the books (a fourth book was released in 2007 and the author updated the first three to make them more accessible to the modern teenager.  Instead of watching Hill Street Blues on TV, she frequently watches it on DVD).

Yesterday i read A Step From Heaven by An Na, which was really good (I'd hope so - it won the 2002 Printz award!).  Young Ju immigrates to the United States from Korea and the book is about her experiences as a member of a Korean family in this brand new world.

I also started The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price yesterday - it's got some time travel in it, and looks like it will be a pretty interesting read.  Unfortunately, I'm coming down with a cold so I had to go to bed early last night instead of trying to break the 100 page mark.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 7:19 AM ET
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I am reading Candor by Pam Bachorz

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 11:18 AM ET
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I have mixed feelings about the House of Night series. I really love the premise, but the writing leaves something to be desired. How many times do we have to be told the Cherokee word for daughter? Like I didn't get it the first 50 times you wrote it? The way the 3rd book ended definitely means that I'll be continuing the series because it did leave quite a few things unsolved. I still need a break from the atrocious writing though. I am starting The Hunger Games next.



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Date Posted: 11/3/2009 11:36 AM ET
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I will have to check those out, Britney!

Andrea, I'm curious to see what you think about Candor.  I liked it, but I thought there were things that could have been better about it.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 9:29 PM ET
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I am absolutely LOVING this book! OK. I just had to tell you guys. I am off to read more if it.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 9:35 PM ET
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Anyone read any of Elizabeth Scott? I have Bloom and Perfect You to read..

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 9:46 PM ET
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Kelsey, I said this in the October thread but I did not like Bloom much at all. It was really boring.
Date Posted: 11/3/2009 9:49 PM ET
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I hate to say this, Colleen, but told you so! :)  Hope you continue to enjoy it.

Kelsey, I have read Perfect You and Something, Maybe.  I thought Perfect You was okay, but I really liked Something, Maybe.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 10:49 PM ET
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I am reading Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins - I got almost the whole series (10 of the 14ish books) on PBS from a deal :) They aren't very long so I'm glad there are 10 for me to read!

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