Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire
Frankly, much of contemporary adult fiction tastes stale when you're used to the intense flavors of YA. I read this as research for my own story set in 17th-century Holland, but I had to make myself stick with it.
Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen
I actually liked this. I'm not a chick-lit fan, but Along for the Ride worked.
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, by Ally Carter
Lite spy-lit, the third in a series. Good story, but the way Carter raises more questions than she answers about our heroine, almost feels like a filler episode in some ways.
Eyes Like Stars, by Lisa Manchev
Come back next week for a review with the Kidz Book Buzz blog tour.
George Müller, by Janet & Geoff Benge
The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
Totally unexpected thumbs down. Bloggers can't stop raving, and yes, the writing kept me up all night, but the worldview was bleak!! And the heroine never grows out of her selfishness! Problematic.
The Amaranth Enchantment, by Julie Berry
Light and frothy, a fun middle grade fairy tale.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly
Darkwood, by M.E. Breen
Strawberry Hill, by Mary Ann Hoberman
The Reluctant Heiress, by Eva Ibbotson
Proverbs, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, KJ Version