Tag Archives: young adult

Best Reads of 2013

The vast majority of books I read this year weren’t published in 2013, so this is actually a “Best Books Read In 2013” list. Best Read: A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge In the underground city of Caverna the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare — wines […]

Review: Newt’s Emerald, by Garth Nix

Plot Description After the Newington Emerald is stolen at the height of a conjured storm, eighteen year-old Lady Truthful Newington goes to London to search for the magical heirloom of her house. But as no well-bred young lady can hunt the metropolis for a stolen jewel, she has to disguise herself as a man, and […]

Review: Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity is a historical fiction novel set during WWII. It is a story about the horrors of war, the Allied effort against the Nazis, but most of all it is a story of friendship between two young women, one a pilot working for the WAAF (Woman’s Auxiliary Air Force) and one a Special […]