31.12.13

End of the Year Recap: Best of 2013

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I can't believe it.  2013 is at almost at our backs.  2014 is on the horizon.  With it comes my third year of blogging (holy crap!) and a ton of new books.  I plan to up my reading goal for this year, and to catch up on all the series I arrived at late.  But now, it's time to take a moment to recap another epic year of literature and to honor the true stand-outs.  My focus will be on books published in 2013, with a few gems from previous years.  

If you're interested in more books, check out my end of the year survey and the full list of reviews from 2013


Best Book of 2013 

to a book published in 2013 



Reality Boy by A.S. King
A rich, raw tale of the price paid for entertainment, not by the viewers but by the victims of the camera; all through the eyes of one angry, desolate boy.  




Best Book Read in 2013 
to a book read in 2013 but published any year 


A letter from the mind of a troubled teen to all the insecurities, the ones you know and the ones you never knew you had.  


Best Fantasy 



The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
A whimsical, exciting fantasy that looks at the Eastern side of high fantasy and comes packed with adventure, romance, and pirates! 


Best Romance 


Everbound by Brodi Ashton
A powerful sequel that amps up the fantasy and mixes just the right amount of romance and adventure, with a shock ending. 


Best Science-Fiction 



Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson 
A sequel worthy of Ultraviolet, that may even surpass the richness of the original.  A refreshingly mature YA that takes sci-fi to a deeply emotional level, with a dash of danger, a twist of romance, and pages of beautiful writing.  


Best Historical 



A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
A young adult historical romance rich with mystery, intrigue, and characters that will stick with you and make you fall in love.  



Best Mystery / Thriller 



If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
The heartbreakingly beautiful story of what true horror does to the human spirit, and how it can be overcome.



Best Horror 



In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
A compelling historical horror that takes your average ghost story and turns it into a tale of survival, love, and retribution.



Best Contemporary



A brokenhearted boy's journey to solve the mystery behind getting dumped, and what he finds instead.


Best New Series 



Splintered by A.G. Howard
A dark Alice in Wonderland that goes way beyond remake and tells its own, thrilling story.


Best Continuing Series 



Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
One of this generation's best fantasies--a compelling sequel with a staggering plot, well-developed characters, and a true mastery of storytelling.


Best Debut 



Insomnia by J.R. Johansson
Young adult horror that takes on the blurred lines between reality and dreaming, sanity and madness, with a lovable cast and a plot that keeps you guessing.






share your picks in the comments!   





25.12.13

Musing: Merry Christmas 2013

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Merry Christmas to all those celebrating!  I hope everyone is happy, healthy, and reading tons.  I've had a rough time of it myself, but I'm happy to be part of such a friendly community of readers and writers.  

Check out my new typewriter, which my AMAZING parents got for me.  I can't wait to start using it!  



Also got some awesome books, so look forward to those!  I blazed through Miss Peregrine and onto Incarnate now.  Check out my Challenges page if you want to join me in cleaning up your TBR for the new year! 






24.12.13

Discussion: End of the Year Book Survey for 2013

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In honor of the end of the year, check out my year in books with this survey courtesy of Perpetual Page Turner.  


Best book you read in 2013?
You're gonna see this one a lot, and that's The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  Few books have resonated so deeply with me, ever.  Or contained such beautiful, emotional writing. 

Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn't?
A decent amount here.  Asylum by Madeline Roux is the one that first comes to mind.  The writing was sub par, the plot bland, the characters stilted.  It wasn't bad, but considering my high hopes, it wasn't what I expected.  Ink by Amanda Sun was another disappointment.  I started it expecting cool Asian fantasy and got Japanese Twilight.  Still haven't finished it.  Oh, and then Drain You by M. Beth Bloom.  I didn't think it possible for me to feel so mediocre about a book named after Nirvana and set in the 90s.  And Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke.  I guess I'm picky.   

Most surprising (in a good way) book of 2013?
I think Pantomime by Laura Lam.  I was expecting a circus fantasy romp and I got that, but I also got a fantastic commentary on gender identity and the nature of love.  It was much deeper than anticipated, and I'm psyched for the sequel.  

Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?
Probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  I'd just read it for the first time this year and fell immediately in love.  Then proceeded to bug all of my friends about it.  Not sure if I've been successful yet.  I also touted Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion a decent amount, but was much more successful in pitching the movie.  

Best series you discovered in 2013?
Gah, do I have to pick?  It's a tie between Splintered by A.G. Howard (who is not A.E. Howard) and The Archived by Victoria Schwab.  Both of which are fantastically original books written by sweet, friendly authors.  Splintered is the Alice in Wonderland revamp of my dreams, while The Archived takes ghosts to a whole new level.  

Favourite new author you discovered in 2013?
I can't pick just one.  But I would like to highlight Bridget Zinn, whose whimsical novel Poison was published after her untimely death from cancer.  She's a sweet voice, lost too soon.  Others I discovered and loved this year are R.J. Anderson, J.R. Johansson, Cat Winters, Julie Berry, and A.S. King. 

Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Definitely Dare You To by Katie McGarry.  I don't really read romance.  Not for adults, not for teens.  I'm a sucker for a good romantic subplot, but your basic Harlequin guy-and-girl-smooching-on-cover is not my thing.  However, this was so well-liked that I gave it a try.  I didn't love it, but I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.  It was a fun read with more depth than I was expecting.  I don't know if it sold me on romance, but it definitely exceeded my expectations.  

Most thrilling, unputdownable book of 2013?
That'd be Reality Boy by A.S. King and The Archived by Victoria Schwab.  I mean, I actually shunned human contact to read these books.  And was late to meet friends.  And had to cover the bottom of the page with my hand to avoid reading ahead.  All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry gets an honorable mention because I actually had to not put it down so I could read it in time for my mail date, but it also made it very easy to read for five hours straight til six in the morning.  

Book you read in 2013 that you're most likely to reread next year?
This is a toughie because I don't really have time to reread books.  The one I'd most want to reread is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, which became one of my instant favorites.  However, I'm most likely to reread Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, because it's short and I usually end up reading it at least once a year.  

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2013?




Most memorable character in 2013?
I think Ananna from The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke wins this one.  She's feisty, beautifully drawn, and saves herself again and again.  

Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
I think The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke takes the crown for this one.  I was absolutely mesmerized by it.  I don't think I've ever highlighted so many pieces in a single book.  There's something lyrical about it, something almost magical.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a close second.  You don't get as much ornate, literary writing in young adult, but Riggs works it in without being pretentious or overbearing.  

Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
Definitely The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  I was going through a really rough time when I read that book, and it touched a lot of places in the back of my mind.  Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas inspired me in a different way.  It reminded me why I love writing, and fantasy. 


Book you can't believe you waited until 2013 to read?
This goes to The Perks of Being a Wallflower again.  It's been around for ages and it's exactly the kind of book I love, but I'd never gotten around to it.  


Favourite passage/quote from a book you read in 2013?

I noticed a similar undercurrent, a whispered conversation running beneath the acknowledged one, smooth ripples of gossip, neighbor to neighbor, flowing like a tide toward me.   (A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron) 

I dream about this girl who looks like me and talks like me, but isn't me.  I know she's not, because she has this open smile and she laughs too easily, like Lynds. She doesn't have to wear this silver ring or rusted key.  (The Archived by Victoria Schwab)   

Shortest and longest book you read in 2013?
I guess the shortest would be Steam by Jessica Fortunato and the longest is maybe The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis.  I could be making that up.    

Book that had a scene in it that had you reeling and crying and dying to talk to somebody about it?
Ugh, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.  I got to some of the bits and had to immediately email Christina of Christina Reads YA because I was so distraught.

Favourite relationship from a book you read in 2013?
Ananna and Naji from The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke.  They're so sweet, organic, natural.  There's no insta-love.  No easy breaks.  Just two people slowly finding each other.  

Favourite book you read in 2013 from an author you've read previously?
That'd be Looking for Alaska by John Green.  He's quickly become one of my favorite authors and will be staying in that list a long time.  

Best book you read in 2013 that you read based solely on a recommendation from someone else?
I don't think I actually have one for this list.  Kind of sad, isn't it?  

Genre you read the most in 2013?
Fantasy, for sure.  That goes for my entire life, but I've managed to keep up my record this year.  ;) 

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Maybe Morpheus from Splintered by A.G. Howard.  He's got that dark, brooding, snarky thing going on that I just can't resist.  

Best 2013 debut you read?
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch was pretty breathtaking for a debut.  Strong characters, exciting plot, a story that stuck with me.  

Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
The worlds in Splintered by A.G. Howard and The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke were both beautifully written and I could feel myself there.  They were worlds that I wanted to live in.  

Book that was the most fun to read in 2013?
Poison by Bridget Zinn.  It's a ridiculous, whimsical story that's just pure fun.  Not gritty like a lot of stuff coming out these days.  Just entertaining and clever and lovely.  

Book that made you cry, or nearly cry, in 2013?
The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke.  I mean, good god!  Heartstrings, much?  Then Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas got to me in a different way.  

Book you read in 2013 that you think got overlooked this year or when it came out?
Seriously, why don't I see The Pirates Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke or A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron on every shelf?!  They're loads better than some of the stuff out there or just as good, and they're SO well written and fun and delightful!  


Looking Ahead

One book that you didn't get to in 2013 but will be your No.1 priority in 2014?
Ha, you can find a list on my Challenges page.  But maybe the biggest one would be Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I mean, seriously, how am I the only one who hasn't read it yet?  

Book you are most anticipating for 2014 (non-debut)? 
That'd be Evertrue by Brodi Ashton.  I adored the first two books (which are so, desperately underrated) and the conclusion sounds like it'll rock.  Also, Jack and Cole.  

2014 debut you are most anticipating?
This one of tough.  Maybe Of Unbreakable Things by A. Lynden Rollen.  It sounds like the perfect mix of creepy eerie psychological fantasy.  

Series ending you are most anticipating in 2014?
I guess this one also goes to Evertrue by Brodi Ashton.  *tear* 

One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging in 2014?
My big goal is to catch up on all of the long series I've never read (and seem to be the only one).  I'd also like to read more for myself and less for what I think people will want, and of course, to keep up better with my ARCs.  

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23.12.13

ARC Review: Backward Glass by David Lomax


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title:  Backward Glass

author:  David Lomax

pages: 336

format: Kindle ARC 

isbn/asin: 978-0738737515

buy it: Amazon  Goodreads  B&N

rating: 4/5 [in the genre] or 7/10 [all books I’ve ever read].

recommended for:  Fans of Relativity by Cristin Bishara, time travel, murder, and the eeriness of nursery rhymes.   

My Ratings Explained

Crack your head, knock you dead, then Prince Harming's hunger's fed. 

It's 1977, and Kenny Maxwell is dreading the move away from his friends. But then, behind the walls of his family's new falling-apart Victorian home, he finds something incredible--a mummified baby and a note: "Help me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him."

Shortly afterwards, a beautiful girl named Luka shows up. She introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows them to travel through time. Meeting other "mirror kids" in the past and future is exciting, but there's also danger. The urban legend of Prince Harming, who kidnaps and kills children, is true--and he's hunting them. When Kenny gets stranded in the past, he must find the courage to answer a call for help, change the fate of a baby--and confront his own destiny.






the basics
Do you love nursery rhymes?  Of course you don't, they're creepy as hell.  Which is why they make the perfect backdrop for this eerie time travelling mystery that starts with a dead baby in the wall and ends with a startling revelation.  Now, time travel can get janky, but Lomax does it well.  You can only travel 10 years up or back.  Only between the Mirror.  Only Mirror Children can go.  And nothing can change.  Lomax does a damn good job of twisting together events and playing with the idea of the past and future depending on each other.  It killed my brain but in a good, interesting way.  The only problem was towards the end, where it got a little too confusing for me to hold onto the story.  However, I got on board with the characters and stuck with them.  I wished there had been more of the feisty Luka, but Kenny as a narrator really grew on me.  His is a slightly naive, hopeful voice that gives perspective to the dark story.  I won't soon forget this story.    



plot . 4/5
You start with a mummified baby in the wall and a note--Help me save him--so you know it's gonna get good.  Then a girl falls out of Kenny's mirror, and suddenly we're racing through time searching for the nefarious Prince Harming with one purpose: stop the baby from dying. The problem?  The rules of time travel say that you can't change the past.  What's happened has already happened.  That doesn't stop Kenny from trying.  It's an exciting race between Kenny and the mirror children, who are convinced that Prince Harming killed the baby, vs Prince Harming, who's convinced that Kenny is going to murder his wife sometime in the past.  What comes out is a thrilling mystery with complex threads and the kind of reveal that made me smack myself in the forehead.  Lomax does a great job of working within the rules of time travel while still making a compelling story.  The only rough part is when the threads all start to converge and I started to lose the story.  Luckily, I picked it up in time for a very satisfying, open ending.  

concept . 5/5
Time travel can be done very, very poorly.  Or it can be waved aside with wibbly wobbly timey wimey doublespeak if you're bold (and good) enough.  Lomax finds the sweet spot and doesn't compromise on the rules.  If you really think about all the pieces, they fit together in a way that makes almost complete sense with maybe one or two tiny little plot holes.  Not easy to do when you're working with multiple timelines.  It's also (mostly) not too complicated to follow along if you're not a quantum geek.  Plus, adding in the mystery of the dead baby and the creepy nursery rhyme softens the sci-fi and pumps up the intrigue.  

characters . 4/5
Kenny annoyed me a lot at first.  I'm not sure why.  Rubbed me the wrong way.  Was a little bit of a goody-goody.  He grew on me quickly, particularly after the introduction of Luka.  She brings out the more interesting side of him, that adventurous, capable side.  Luka herself was fantastic and underutilized.  Same with the other two girls, actually.  We get the most of Rose, the baby's mother, and wild John.  They're cool characters, especially John, but it would have been nice for the other girls to get more of the action.  Especially Luka, who's a lot more dynamic than Kenny and disappears for half the book.  However, it does help that in her absence, Kenny has to find himself rather than relying on her skill.  I just think there could have been some fleshing out of the minors, especially the man who's ultimately Prince Harming.   

style . 4/5
Kenny's voice really sounds authentic.  I harp on this a lot, but I lose interest when teen characters don't sound like teens.  Kenny, however, hits the nail.  I'm not so sure if his 70s slang is all well and proper (or if it differs enough from the slang of the mirror kids in other decades), but I'm also not an expert in the subject.  What I really appreciated was Lomax's use of Middle English for the 1700s guy John.  I'm much more familiar with that style, and he did a great job making it comprehensible enough but also obscure.  In general, there were some really nice descriptions speckled throughout.    

mechanics . 5/5
This book was polished and paced well.  Debut novels often drag for some unknown reason, but Lomax clearly knows how to speed you along.  In fact, I might have even slowed down in a few places to give more time for character development.  Or maybe not.  I don't really have complaints here.  


take home message
A thrilling murder mystery founded in time travel and nursery rhymes.   





Note: I received this copy in exchange for review.  The price of the book and its origin in no way affected my stated opinions.



22.12.13

Musing: Crisis Hiatus

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I'm still alive, but my uncle is having a brain tumor removed tomorrow and I'm having a career crisis, so I'm not really in a posting mood. Plenty of books to share when I feel up to it, though. 

Happy holidays. 


17.12.13

Challenge: The Catch-Up Challenge 2014: Catch up on your TBR!

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               catch-up 2014




Hey, readers and bloggers!  I was just going to do this by myself, but hey!  It's more fun with friends.  I know there are some of you out there with the same problems as me.  

"I've been meaning to read that forever." 
"It's on my TBR." 
"I have all three but I don't have time to catch up."  

You know them.  Especially those series.  They're long.  They're daunting.  They're sitting on your bookshelf unopened.  Maybe you entered the young adult game late.  Maybe you had review requests.  Maybe you're an indentured servant graduate student with a panic-inducing schedule.  Whatever the excuse, 2014 is the year to make a change!  That series you want to catch up on?  It's your time!  Standalone books on your TBR are welcome too! 


The Challenge 

I challenge you, So-and-so Blogger, to read along with me as I tackle some of the biggest series in young adult before their next installments (or movies) come out!  I will have my own list and you can use my list too, but you're also welcome to commit to any young adult books on your TBR (whether they're standalone or not).  Just set your list (in the comments section), set your deadlines, and finish as many as you can by December 31st, 2014!  

Plan A:  Read along with C.J. 

Are you doing some of the same books that I am?  Read along with me as I tackle some of the most popular young adult series that I've somehow not gotten around to.  

My goal?  Catch up on the series before the next book is out, then review it.  You'll be able to find my list on my Challenges page and I'll link my reviews there as well.  

Plan B:  Choose your adventure 

Maybe you've already read what I have, but you have other books you've been slacking on.  Set your own goals and deadlines!  



The Rules 

The challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 to December 31st, 2014.  There will be a monthly update post where everyone can share their reviews and progress.  In December, there will be a giveaway!  

Reviews are not necessary to participate, but they will earn you more slots in the giveaway.  Reviews can be on your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, etc.  

The books must be young adult and they may (if you choose) be part of a series.  

To sign up, enter your link in the Linky and then post a comment with your goals!  

Your goals are allowed to change.  You'll have a chance to update them every month.  

Please steal the snazzy banner up top and resize to your liking.  You are not required to post it, but it's greatly appreciated.  (: 


HAVE FUN.  This is mandatory.  











14.12.13

Review Recap: October and November 2013


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Waiting for new reviews?  What about all the old ones you haven't seen yet!?  </excessive excitement>  Every month or so, check Review Recap for a list of Sarcasm & Lemon's recent reviews.  Find some books you missed and satisfy your review cravings!   






 Asylum
Madeline Roux

Horror, Ghosts, Serial killers, Mystery 
5/10 stars 
Insomnia
J.R. Johansson 

Urban fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Murder
7/10 stars 
A Spark Unseen
Sharon Cameron 

Steampunk, Historical, Romance, Mystery  
7/10 stars 
Some Quiet Place
Kelsey Sutton 

Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Urban Fantasy
6/10 stars 
Dare You To
Katie McGarry  

Contemporary, Romance, Abuse 
6/10 stars 
Pretty Girl-13
Liz Coley 

Contemporary, Kidnapping, Psychology, Mystery 
6/10 stars 




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13.12.13

ARC Review: Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf


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title:  Dead Girls Don't Lie

author:  Jennifer Shaw Wolf 

pages: 352

format: Kindle ARC 

isbn/asin: 978-0802734495

buy it: Amazon  Goodreads  B&N

rating: 4/5 [in the genre] or 7/10 [all books I’ve ever read].

recommended for:  Fans of The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher--or, of course, Pretty Little Liars.  People looking for a character-driven thriller with a touch of romance and a lot of twists.  

My Ratings Explained

Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text.

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel’s text is the first clue—starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel’s death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth.

In the follow-up to her powerful debut, Jennifer Shaw Wolf keeps readers on their toes in another dark, romantic story of murder and secrets.






the basics
"Rachel didn't wear shoes."  A puzzling and pretty beginning to a surprising book.  This book was thrilling, fast-paced, and unexpectedly heartfelt.  It reminded me a lot of The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher in that we start with a broken friendship, a mysterious death, and a best friend set on solving the mystery--what happened?  It's very much its own book, though.  Jaycee is a sheltered girl driven apart from her wild friend.  But now that Rachel is dead, she has to investigate the dark secrets of Rachel's past, the seedy gangland underbelly of her small town, and the dangerous rituals of a cultlike football team.  Mixed up is a great portrayal of racism and classism, and how these not-so-hidden evils can hide truths much closer to home.  Despite a galley filled with huge blocks of ALKJEWNVD*H_@!#NVLKJOIJDLSDKFJ (not kidding), I was mesmerized.  Jaycee transformation from shy and timid to brave and empowered was fun to watch.  The bit of romance is also great, and actually integral to the mystery.  



plot . 4/5
Rachel is dead when we begin.  All we know are hints.  A rift between Rachel and Jaycee.  A drive-by.  A spraypainted symbol.   It seems like a "simple" act of gang violence.  But then Jaycee meets Eduardo, who gives her Rachel's last note--and the start to a dark mystery that goes far beyond gangland violence to dark secrets right at home.  Just like Jaycee, you're never sure whom to trust.  It's a sort of Pretty Little Liars mystery.  Anyone could be the murderer.  Half the town seems to be in on it--and if not, they're turning up their noses because "Rachel was Mexican, and she ran with that crowd, so of course it happened."  It looks at racism and preconceptions in the face and doesn't hold back.  I can't give too much away, but basically you're constantly sniffing out clues and being pulled in one direction or another.  The final twists are so mindblowing, I had whiplash.  

concept . 5/5
I love when authors tackle tough issues in an elegant way, and I definitely got that here.  Through Rachel's murder, Wolf explores some common biases about class and race, particularly the treatment of Latino people.  Then there's the celebrity of football players in small towns, something Americans have been grappling with too much this year.  Alongside that, you get a gripping murder mystery.  Jaycee is obviously underprepared for the world she's entering, so through her eyes you get a very sheltered, open-minded perspective.  

characters . 4/5
The main players are well developed and all steeped in secrets, which makes the thriller part even more suspenseful because anyone could be involved.  Jaycee herself is a bit on the naive side but not in an annoying way.  She's been sheltered by her father and wants to branch out, but also really values being a good girl and playing it safe.  Above all, she's loyal.  Part of her investigation is the process to forgive herself for the help she gave too late.  It's pretty powerful.  Then there's Eduardo, snarky ex-gangbanger who's torn between helping and stomping around gruffly.  I really wish we got more of him, but Jaycee's fear of trusting anyone made it hard for allies to stick around.  Then there's Skyler, whom I want to hug for about a million years.  He's your tortured artist type but with a backbone, and he and his brother have their own secrets that come into play.  And of course the villains.  Because they're portrayed with their own complexity, they don't feel flat.  

style . 4/5
Wolf does a great job of capturing the teenage voice.  Sometimes it gets a little stilted or melodramatic, but for the most part, she nails it.  As I like to say, we get good, clean writing here.  Nothing that really made me go "Wow!", but certainly very polished.  

mechanics . 5/5
Pacing is key in a mystery, and Wolf does it well.  You're always getting new clues and new twists at the right times, so there are never any big lapses or dull points.  


take home message
A murder mystery that explores love and friendship, racism and the dangers in ignoring our own secrets.  





Note: I received this copy in exchange for review.  The price of the book and its origin in no way affected my stated opinions.



11.12.13

Musing: Why I've Been Quiet







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adjective: listless
  1. 1.
    (of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.
    "bouts of listless depression"
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