The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson The Skinny: Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell. The residents know… Continue reading Give me one moment in time
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater The Skinny: Blue comes from a family of psychics and, for as long as she can remember, has been told that one day she will cause her true love to die. When she visits a grave yard to look for the soon to be dead with her clairvoyant aunt,… Continue reading The Raven Boys
Sever by Lauren DeStefano The Skinny: After ending up in the hospital after Housemaster Vaughn's experiments on her, Rhine finds refuge with Linden's uncle, who is Vaughn's slightly eccentric estranged brother. Rhine's brother Rowan is becoming more involved in the resistance, his actions becoming more public, and she is determined to find him to convince… Continue reading Oh Linden…
Insurgent by Veronica Roth The Skinny: Tris' world is shaken from the war. Her friends and family are dead. Her faction is divided. And as a Divergent, she is hunted. (I really tried to come up with a summary, but everything I wrote sounded so wrong. Just trust me on this: Insurgent is awesome. That's… Continue reading [insert witty title about Insurgent]
Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers The Skinny: After escaping from a perilous marriage, Ismae joins the sisters at the convent of St. Mortain, the god of Death. Trained to be a handmaiden of the god, Ismae is taught to kill a man who is marked for death. The headmistress of the convent sends Ismae with… Continue reading Have mercy….
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Skinny: In the midst of WWII, Liesel Meminger comes to live with the Hubermanns in a small town outside Munich, Germany. As Germany changes, so does Liesel, both adjusting to the new circumstances they find themselves in - Germany in the middle of Hitler's power; Liesel in the… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because apparently I enjoy a good cry