Thursday, December 11, 2008

What Are You Reading????

I'm looking for some good suggestions. What YA books have you read recently that you absolutely loved? Dish!

As Rhonda knows, I can't rave enough about Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle Trilogy. These books (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing are set in Victorian England and feature a young girl who dabbles in witchcraft with her friends at boarding school. It's a classic good-vs.-evil struggle as she battles with the evil Circe for control of the Realms, a magical world beyond ours.

I don't normally read much paranormal, but I'd heard a lot of good things about this trilogy, so I had to try it out. Besides, having written a time travel set in that time period (although mine is in France, not England), I was curious to read more about the era. And I'm so glad I did, because I LOVED IT!!!!!!!

From the start, I couldn't put the first book down. Totally devoured them. Libba Bray just blew me away.

So whatcha been reading? Anything good?


  1. Good question. Well, you know I love Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series. :D

    I'm reading Tamora Pierce's Trickster's Choice right now. I like it so far. I also have The Luxe waiting to be read (I can't WAIT to dig into that one!).

  2. I really liked The Luxe and Rumors.
    I haven't been reading too much lately, sadly.

  3. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
    Half through, it is a thick novel.

    If you want to read something relevant to today's economic times and big gov. read this.

    You will love capitalism after this book

  4. I liked this series, too, but didn't consider it paranormal.

  5. I just finished the Twilight series -- but it's not like everyone doesn't know about it already! :-)

    Recently, I've been loving E. Lockhart... And Cecil Castellucci and Joan Bauer are always interesting!

    Plus old faves like Vivian Vande Velde, Megan Whalen Turner (wish she wrote faster!), Meg Cabot (just turned my niece onto her 1-800 series), and and Tamora Pierce (though I confess I'm way behind on her books!)