So Many YA Books!

The size of my reading que approaches unbelievable lengths this week.

I’m still trying to finish PURE by Terra Elan McVoy–I started this one primarily out of curiosity, to see how an author would handle the Christian faith in a mainstream YA novel about sex and friendship.

My search for further volumes of Tanith Lee’s CLAIDI JOURNALS turned up empty. Oh, I found them at the library all right, but what I really wanted was to purchase them from Border’s, since I adore the first installment so very much and want the full set all to my little self.

Despite what I said upon finishing Libba Bray’s A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY, I do, in fact, want to read the sequel. I checked that out from the library last night, along with BECKA COOPER by Tamora Pierce.

Yes, I know, I’m behind on all the new and hot series right now. Ditto for HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins, which I tried to find at the library but could not. Sad face. I consoled myself by grabbing Elizabeth Bunce’s A CURSE DARK AS GOLD.

On top of all this, I’m still trying to find time to read THE PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS. Gah! Too much! When will I get it all read?

I have a college professor for whom reading YA seems to come as easily and quickly as breathing, and I’m really wishing I could borrow his brain about now.




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5 responses to “So Many YA Books!

  1. Fishy

    I borrowed two books from Dr. M. several months ago, and just finished reading the first one a few weeks ago. It was brilliant, but it just takes me forever to get through a book lately. I put the second book in a prominent place on my desk to prompt starting it sooner.

    I guess I never give the Harry Potter series enough credit for how quickly I (and the rest of the world) got through a book, no matter how much life got in the way.

    • rachelhestondavis

      Yes, HP was impossible to read slowly. I remember finishing #5 in two days. #6 took about a week because that’s the summer I was at my internship. Then of course when #7 came out, I had to finish it fast b/c I had a coworker who was reading them, and he loved to tease me, and I was afraid he’d give me spoilers just to be mean! 🙂

  2. michellezinkbooks

    Oh, my Gosh! I LOVE the Becka Cooper series! You have to tell us what you think when you’re finished reading.

    Hope you enjoy Prophecy!


    • rachelhestondavis

      Thanks Michelle, and thanks for stopping by the site. I will definitely be posting my reactions to some of these. The second Gemma Doyle book is up first, but I think Becka will be next!

  3. Dr. D

    I, too, liked the Becka Cooper books. Just finished Hunger Games and the sequel Catching Fire. Interlibrary loan is a marvelous resource! Cinda Williams Chima’s Warrior Heir and Wizard’s Heir weren’t as compelling to me somehow, but Hunger Games pulled me in at once.

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