YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

In My Mailbox (34)

In My Mailbox:
No books but some awesome bookmarks from C.J. Omololu. I love them!

From the library:
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (It was highly recommend by Heidi Kling, author of Sea.)

Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who’s a girl. One of them loves him; the other one needs him.

When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa’s long-lost meth addicted mom. Blake’s participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa. He spends the next few months trying to reconcile the conflicting roles of Boyfriend and Friend. His experiences range from the comic (surviving his dad’s birth control talk) to the tragic (a harrowing after-hours visit to the morgue).

In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.

Gateway by Sharon Shinn
As a Chinese adoptee in St. Louis, teenage Daiyu often feels out of place. When an elderly Asian jewelry seller at a street fair shows her a black jade ring—and tells her that “black jade” translates to “Daiyu”—she buys it as a talisman of her heritage. But it’s more than that; it’s magic. It takes Daiyu through a gateway into a version of St. Louis much like 19th century China. Almost immediately she is recruited as a spy, which means hours of training in manners and niceties and sleight of hand. It also means stealing time to be with handsome Kalen, who is in on the plan. There’s only one problem. Once her task is done, she must go back to St. Louis and leave him behind forever….

On A Whim by Robin Jones Gunn
As she heads toward college graduation, Katie’s life begins to change and she must decide what to hold on to and what to let go of. The second book in the Katie Weldon series renews the bond between Katie, Christy, Todd, and Rick as they embrace adulthood.

I’ll edit the post with images tomorrow. I’m tired.

Comments on: "In My Mailbox (34)" (3)

  1. Great books you got this week. Flash Burnout sounds like a really interesting read. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  2. a;lkjdf;lasjf you got Flash Burnout AND Gateway!?!?!?!!? COLOUR ME JEALOUS~~ lol *coughs* Great library finds, I hope you enjoy your reads. =D

  3. I love bookmarks too! 🙂

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