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Author Beth Revis

I write books about space and blowing things up in space.
Sever - Lauren DeStefano AMAZING.
InuYasha: Turning Back Time, Vol. 1 - Rumiko Takahashi Re-reading the whole series, wheee!

Origin

Origin - Jessica Khoury I loved Origin's action, romance, and mystery--and I couldn't stop thinking about the questions it raised.
Fever - Lauren DeStefano Rhine's struggles and pain are real, and her story is both heartbreaking and hopeful. I couldn't read this book fast enough.

For Darkness Shows the Stars

For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars is an impassioned ode to Jane Austen, love, and the hope found in stars.
Tempest - Julie Cross Julie Cross's thrilling debut is brimming with excitement, romance, and intrigue. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin WOW. Michelle Hodkin's debut will keep you guessing until the last page--and long after.
Hourglass - Myra McEntire Pulls your heart in every direction. A brand new twist on time travel with an explosively delicious romance.
From the Query to the Call - Elana Johnson An excellent resource for writers. And it includes an article by me!

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me - This book reads like a love poem to Madeline L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME--and since I loved that book, I couldn't help but appreciate this one. Tesser well, friends.

Fool: A Novel

Fool - Christopher Moore A re-telling of Lear from the Fool's POV.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn - Alison Goodman There were some interesting questions raised about handicaps, gender, and politics, but the best part of this book is the story: an exciting, page-turning adventure where the stakes are very, very high for everyone involved.
The Shifter - Janice Hardy Just brilliant.Really.One of the best fantasies I've read in a loooooooooooong time.
Rampant - Diana Peterfreund In dealing with a book tied to the unicorn legends--yanno, the legends that deal with women, particularly virgins, being the only ones that can associate with unicorns--a bit of feminism was bound to come up. What I loved about RAMPANT, though, was that the feminism was presented as an argument--not as an authority. In other words, the girls discuss their roles as women, and as virgins, in society--but it's a discussion, not a rant or a speech. There is no feminism preaching, yet throughout the book, there are common sense solutions to women's rights. For example, one of the hunters, Phil[lippa:], believes strongly that while being a hunter requires her to be a virgin, she should still have the right to date, and whether she gives up her virginity is her own choice, not the choice of the Cloisters or the other hunters.The key here is that there's nothing preachy. It's a part of the story--a logical part of the story--and is presented in a clear, logical way. I never once felt like I was being haggled with a feminist agenda, yet by the end of the book, I felt a lot of issues on femininity were expounded on, and I left thoughtful on the subject.

Devilish

Devilish - Maureen Johnson Dude.Awesome.For writers: If you want to know what that mysterious "voice" thing is, just read this book. There's so much voice in it, it leaks from the pages and makes your hands sticky.Strong voice, brilliant plot, clever characters--this one has it all. A wonderful combination of light entertainment and thought-provoking philosophy, this is a highly recommended book.
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins My review for CATCHING FIRE is the same as my review for HUNGER GAMES. And it is this: Quit reading this review, just go read the book. It's effing amazing.Also, for the record: TEAM PEETA.