By the Numbers
Review Copies: 3
Teen: Blood Red Road by Moira Young
I've been keeping notes for myself on my Cybils reading. Many of them say things like, "Interesting premise. Flattish characters." The notes for this are a gibbering mess of "OMG! The setting! The characters! The violence! The tone! Saba! Jaaaack!" So. Yeah. There's that. I also got a colleague to read it. When she finished the book, we basically squeed at each other until our voices gave out.
Since I'm reading all Cybils nominees all the time, and read so few tween or children's book this month, I'm just going to stick to a Teen standout and be done with it.
Because I Want To Awards
Swoony McSwoon: The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan
Finally, the nerdy, sweet, competent, honorable compulsive liar got some loving. What I've been personally waiting for since the moment I met him in The Demon's Lexicon.
So Many Points Over Book One: Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Remember how I half-loved, half-hated the first book last month? Much better this time around. Mostly because the character I hated most got the big poof.
LizB, I Will Never Doubt Your Taste Again, Not That I Did Before: Chime by Franny Billingsley
I have never thought of LizB as a gusher; quite the opposite. So when she posted this glowing review of Chime, I sat up and took notice. When I read it, I said, "Oh. That's why."