My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Publication Date: March 8th, 2016 Publisher: Tundra Books Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 12+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Angels & Demons
Gaby thought her life couldn’t get more complicated.
She’s almost used to the idea that she’s not the teenage backpacker she thought she was. She can just about cope with being one of the Rephaim–a 139-year-old half-angel–whose memories have been stolen. She’s even coming to grips with the fact that Jude, the brother she’s mourned for a year, didn’t die at all.
But now Rafa–sexy, infuriating Rafa–is being held, and hurt, by Gatekeeper demons. And Gaby has to get the bitterly divided Rephaim to work together, or Rafa has no chance at all. Continue reading →
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Publication Date: September 9th, 2014 Publisher: Tundra Books Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 13+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Action, Angels & Demons
Gaby Winters’ life used to be pretty normal. She lived with her best friend. She worked in a library. She was slowly getting over the death of her twin brother, Jude. And then Rafa came looking for her.
With him, her blood-soaked nightmares stopped. But now they are reality. She is one of the Rephaim – a wingless half angel, descended from the Fallen. Demons exist and they are hunting her.
She knows she’s alive when she’s meant to be dead. And that means maybe Jude is too. So why isn’t she out there looking for him?Continue reading →
My rating: 3 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Publication Date: September 10th, 2013 Publisher: Tundra Books Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 12+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Paranormal, Angels,Action, War, Demons, Romance
It’s almost a year since Gaby Winters watched her twin brother die. In the sunshine of a new town her body has healed, but her grief is raw and constant. It doesn’t help that every night in her dreams she fights and kills hell-beasts. And then Rafa comes to town. Not only does he look exactly like the guy who’s been appearing in Gaby’s dreams, he tells her things about her brother and her life that cannot be true, things that are dangerous. Who is Rafa? Who are the Rephaim? And who is Gaby? The truth lies in the shadows of her nightmares.Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Publication Date: March 8th, 2016 Publisher: Tundra Books Point of View: 3rd Person & Alternative Recommended Age: 13+ Pacing:Normal Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Friendship, Coming of Age, Family
Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.
The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill’s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending one that will rock his life to the core. Continue reading →
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Publisher Publication Date: May 12th 2015 Publisher: Tundra Books Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative Recommended Age: 11+ Pacing: Normal Genres & Themes: Tween, Contemporary, Siblings, Family, LGBT
Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.
Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.
Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.
They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules. Continue reading →