I Am Number Four

The Lorien Legacies: Book 1 by Pittacus Lore Website: iamnumberfourfans.com Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you […]

Review: Silverfin - A Young James Bond Adventure

"There's something slithering in the dark waters around a Scottish castle. Something that must be kept secret, something very deadly. One man with a thirst for power will use it. Whatever the cost. One young boy stands in his way. His name is James. James Bond."

Cue the music!!   [Read more...]

Review: "Lord of the Changing Winds" by Rachel Neumeier

What is refreshing about Lord of the Changing Winds is that it presents a refreshingly new adaptation of griffin lore. When neighboring kingdom Casmantium begins to threaten their desert with ice, the Griffins are forced to flee, taking their desert with them. Griffins are so intimately bound with the element of fire, it has become their own life essence, their spirit.   [Read more...]

Legacies: Shadowgrail #1

Book 1 of the Shadowgrail Series by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill After a tragic accident kills her entire family, Spirit White is left alone with no one to turn to. To make matters worse, her home gets burned down, leaving her with nowhere to live, and no possessions. When all seems lost, Oakhurst Academy […]

Review: "The Web of Titan" by Dom Testa

Get this series guys! If you love sci fi, space, adventure; get this one. It really pulls you in and keeps you interested. The drama between the boys and the girls, who likes who, how do they feel for each other etc; is what we teen go though a lot. And when you're on a spaceship for years or more, relationships are going to happen.   [Read more...]

Review: Chalice

This is a review of Chalice by Robin McKinley. The mass market paperback was published by Ace in November 2009. Amazon Canada has it listed for $9.99. The great temptation when reviewing a book by Robin McKinley is that you simply quote her beautiful prose. The second temptation is that one can so easily get […]

Cover to Cover #399A: F. Paul Wilson

Interview: Jack: Secret Circles, the latest novel in the YA series about Repairman Jack's teen years, is out and F. Paul Wilson drops by "Cover to Cover" to talk about Jack's journey, and focusing on building up the foundation events that influenced young Jack to become the Repairman Jack we all know and love.   [Read more...]

Review: The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail is one of those books I picked off the shelf at random. I love books about knights and castles, and one about teens in that time period sounds cool to me. And wow, the first book I read this summer turned out to be one of the best all year!   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #373A: Alma Alexander

Alma Alexander joins us this week to talk about her YA series "Worldweavers", and the third book in the trilogy, Cybermage.

The series is set in the Pacific Northwest, and makes good use of the mystical environment and the Native American influences found there, and has a strong young female protagonist, Thea Winthrop. From the Trickster, to Grandmother Spider, to incorporating a magical twist on Nikola Tesla and the Internet, the tales of the students at the Wandless Academy might be of interest to tweens and teens looking for something beyond Hogwarts.   [Read more...]

Review: "The People of Sparks" by Jeanne Duprau

Hi, first I need to say that there are going be spoilers in my review. I can't help it, there just no way to talk about it and not spoil the first book for you. So if you have not read it yet, I'm just letting you know.   [Read more...]

Review: "City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau

Have you ever read a book that is SO good, that you can't wait to read the next one? That's this book. It's the best book I have read so far! The City of Ember is far underground. Which I thought, wow this be really cool to read about.   [Read more...]

Cover to Cover #309A: Isamu Fukui

Interview: Mike, Summer and Mike talk to 17-year-old Isamu Fukui about his first SF novel, Truancy. He wrote a 100,000 word novel in a summer vacation... don't hate him, take it as inspiration!   [Read more...]

Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1: The Field Guide

My best friend Ashley got this book out of our school library and said I soooooooo had to read it. I took it and looked at it and it was like the littlest book I ever seen! But we like same books so I took it home and wow, she was right!!   [Read more...]

Review: "Inkspell" by Cornelia Funke

The book is filled with drawing from the person that wrote the book!! Cornella Funke and really helps you to picture all the people in it. There is also two things in this book that wasn't in the first one, she put in a hand drawn map!! And there is a dictionary, and a place that tells all about the characters. So if you didn't read the first book, that's cool. You can read this and you will be all caught up!   [Read more...]

Review: "The Kingdom Keepers" by Ridley Pearson

What I will remember about this book is how the kids worked together to find the answer to what is going on in the part at night, and how they all became friends. I loved the sci-fi part a lot! How they made the holograms work and how it couldn't do some things, and even though I don't like young adult books too much, I really liked this one.   [Read more...]

Review: "Chance Fortune and the Outlaws" by Shane Berryhill

Chance Fortune and the Outlaws is a fun story that pays homage to classic comic books and throws in young people having to deal with more than just learning to use their powers. If you enjoy a good read along the lines of Mr. Potter and his friends, comic book superheroes or just want something different to entice younger readers I would recommend this book.   [Read more...]