Posts Categorized: St Martin’s Griffin

Review: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

2011, Amy Kathleen Ryan, around the world tours, first in a series, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 7 Comments

Glow by Amy Kathleen RyanPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease day: September 13, 2011Source: Around the World ToursFormat: ARC paperback, 307 pagesSeries: Sky Chasers #1Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:If a violent battle destroyed the only world you’ve ever known, would you be brave enough to save who was left? Would love be strong enough to survive the fight? Either way, there’s no turning back. The Empyrean is the only home 15-year-old Waverly has ever known. Part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space, she and her boyfriend Kieran will be pioneers of New Earth. Waverly knows she… Read more »

Review: Sirensong by Jenna Black

2011, around the world tours, Jenna Black, review, St Martin's Griffin, third in a series, young adult 1 Comment

Sirensong by Jenna BlackPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease date: July 5, 2011Source: Around the World ARC ToursFormat: ARC paperback, 336 pagesSeries: Faeriewalker #3Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her… Read more »

Review: Shadowspell by Jenna Black

2011, Jenna Black, review, second in a series, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 5 Comments

Shadowspell by Jenna BlackPublisher: St Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: January 4, 2011Source: BoughtFormat: Paperback, 295 pagesPurchase: Book DepositorySeries: Faeriewalker #2 Summary from Goodreads:On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious… Read more »

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, C.C. Hunter, first in a series, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 1 Comment

Born at Midnight by C.C. HunterPublisher: St Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 29, 2011 (Tomorrow)Source: Arc from Publisher for honest reviewRating: 3/5 stars – It was okay.Cover Comments: I love the cover, the atmosphere. It’s perfect for where the story takes place as well.Purchase: Amazon / Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever.  Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.”  Here at Shadow… Read more »

Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

2011, Carol Lynch Williams, review, St Martin's Griffin, stand alone, young adult 3 Comments

Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch WilliamsPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 15, 2011Source: ARC from publisherRating: 5/5 stars – StunningPurchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good ReadsThirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother’s ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control…. My thoughts on Miles From… Read more »

Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney + Giveaway!

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, M.J. Putney, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 7 Comments

Dark Mirror by M.J. PutneyPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 1, 2011Source: ARC from publisher.Rating: 4/5 – Really really really liked itCover: 4/5 – Really really liked it, fits the story.Purchase: Amazon or Book DepositorySummary from Good Reads:Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is… Read more »

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

2010, first in a series, Jenna Black, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 1 Comment

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin Released: May 25th, 2010 Source: Bought at Hastings Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Synopsis from the back cover: Dana  Hathaway doesn’t know it yet, but she’s in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she… Read more »