10 YA titles I loved (that you probably haven’t heard of, but should have)

This list isn’t of famous books that everyone agrees are amazeballs and have sold twenty gazillion copies. Those books don’t need me to squee over them. So… in no particular order:


10. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

9. When the World was Flat (and We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach

8. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

7. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

6. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

5. Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson

4. Twisted by Amity Hope

3. The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

2. Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

1. Living Violet by Jaime Reed

I adored all of those books for different reasons. You can page through the widgets to find out why, in brief.  NOTE: I will physically fight you if you come up in here and tell me any of these books are bad. Feel free to squee about them in comments, if you check them out! If you’ve already read them, feel free to weigh in down below. I’d also appreciate recs of little known books that have amazed you recently.

Finally, I’ll give one lucky commenter a copy of their choice of these books, in either digital or paper format. Book talk commences now!


The next book?

I’m taking nominations now for the next book we read. Most likely, it won’t be until the end of April because things are crazy for me right now. That said, the ballots are open. I’ll start with a couple possibilities:

ANGELS’ BLOOD by Nalini Singh

Name your own in comments. When I have five good choices, I’ll make up a poll and then we’ll take an official vote. Mind you, I’m not giving out free books this time. If you wanna get the book, read it, and chat about it with us, you’re more than welcome.

Book club – The Eye of Night

Hi and welcome to the first book club discussion. By now you should’ve gotten your copies of The Eye of Night and have read them. I hope you’re all ready for a great discussion. eye of night cover

Here are some questions to get us started:

What themes did you notice in The Eye of Night?

What did you think about the love story between Jereth and Hwyn?

How did you feel about the ending?

What was your favorite part of the book?

Do you think the author gave Hwyn such a lovely voice to compensate for her lack of physical beauty?

Did the book make you cry? *g*

Feel free to post other comments as well. I’m going to refrain until the discussion has really gotten started. I don’t want to make anyone feel they must agree with me. I’m really looking forward to hearing what you all have to say! If you haven’t gotten a copy of this and read it, do it quickly! We’ll be talking about this all week. Then on Friday, we’ll decide what book we should read next.