Helloooo! Do you know what today is? Do you? Are we thinking the same thoughts? Have you finally linked telepathically to I Love YA Fiction? If so, then yes! It is the day before Valentine’s Day and yes, it is time for our weekly roundup. It’s going to be slim pickins’ here, folks, and for that I’m sorry but not really because I was on vacation and it was fantastic. A girl needs her R&R. And Ellen, you ask? Well, she claims she was sick but personally, I think she used this supposed illness as a front for reading trashy romance novels in bed on the weekend. Or maybe she was just sick.
First things first: tell me what you want for Valentine’s Day! Here’s what’s at the top of the I Love YA Fiction wishlist (http://www.swarovski.com/Web_US/en/1123123/product/Nirvana_Petite_Provence_Lavender_Ring.html?CatalogCategoryName=0112). And yes, husband of mine, if you are reading this, there is a Swarovski store 1 block from your work. Stop being so lazy and go look!
Now on to more pressing matters.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher: Finn and Claudia tell simultaneous stories of being trapped–he on the inside of the mazelike prison of Incarceron and she within the confines of a rigid society that forces the norms of 200 hundred years ago on absolutely everything, including the weather. Together they search for a way in and out of Incarceron in the hopes of changing the lives of all mankind for the better. 10/10 It doesn’t get any better than this!
Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine: High school seniors Sophie and Carter are neighbors who share an unbreakable bond based on years spent aiding one another through abuse and degradation. In the end, their bond blossoms into love and their future together becomes limitless. 2.4/10 Ouch. That seems a bit extreme, even for me. Read it and judge for yourself.
Run (The Hunted) by Patti Larsen: Utterly disoriented, Reid wakes up in a nightmarish terrain where he is hunted by mutant creatures bent on utter destruction. He must band together with others like him in order to outwit his captors. Ellen gives it 5/10 while I would say 1/2.
That’s it for reviews this week. So sad…but we have some cool author/book news:
Writer Tara Fuller is giving away copies of her book, Perigee Moon. Read here to enter to win.
Incarceron author, Catherine Fisher, has a new novella set to be released on March 31st. It will feature the legendary Welsh character, Henwen the oracular pig. Read on for more details.
All in all, not such a bad week. You got your 3 book reviews and your 3 random author news. It can’t get any better than this (except of course if we were to have done four more reviews like we had originally planned but who’s counting? Me. Okay, I am).