Month: May 2016

Discussion: YA Editions

Discussion: YA Editions

Oh dear publishing, what have you done? Penguin released a statement recently that they will be publishing a “YA edition” of Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code. What makes it YA? It’s going to be abridged and presumably “rewritten” for YA. So dumbed down and shortened is what I’m hearing, and I don’t like it. Mine […]

May 20, 2016
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Review: You

Review: You

This is not a book that I would ever have chosen for myself. I picked it up at a library sale after meeting the author at last year’s Rochester Teen Book Fest. It was an interesting premise, and I had to ask myself: is it really possible to write a convincing and intriguing book entirely in […]

May 19, 2016
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Review: Blood and Salt

I got this book from TBF Live 2016, where some strange combination of fate and alchemy landed it on the arc table just in time for my winning ticket to snap it up. Erin was jealous. (She can borrow it.) First, let me just say, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Okay. Now that’s out of the way. There will […]

May 17, 2016
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