Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

A fantastic audiobook. Will Patton (Armageddon, y'all) was the perfect voice for The Raven Boys. A magical story, town, and characters. For supernatural readers who enjoyed Westerfeld's Midnighters series.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Tess finds herself torn from her quiet ranch life and thrown into the privileged life of the Washington, D.C., elite. Tess ends up at the center of a mystery that involves murder, cover-ups, and the constant hunt for power. Tess is a strong female character who is loyal to her new friends Vivvie, Asher, and Henry. She is the teen Olivia Pope ("It's handled.") No romance for the main character in this one, but lots of action otherwise! A very different story from The Naturals series, but the same great writing style and psychological thriller elements are still there. The revelations at the end resolved some questions but left the reader ready for book 2 (June 2016)! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette has been in confinement, alone, for a long time until Adam is thrown into her cell. When she touches someone, it bring immense pain, but she soon discovers that Adam, whom she remembers from her past before her confinement, can be touched by her with no pain. Together, they fight against the Reestablishment and Juliette discovers that her power may not be unique. For my dystopian, steamy guy readers, this is a good mix of both!