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Trisha’s April Roundup

May 1, 2007

We’re starting a new monthly feature here at YA YA YA headquarters. And since it was my idea, I’m going first.

Since we don’t review everything we read, and some of these books don’t exactly fit with our “All YA” theme, we’ll each do a recap of books we read the previous month that we think are worthy of discussion. So here are my favorite unreviewed April reads (with short reactions to each book, since I seem to be incapable of doing short reviews).

Find Me by Carol O’Connell — Wow. Just wow. A bit reminiscent of Judas Child, but it still worked for me. I seem to like the books in which Mallory is not in New York best. Probably because that’s how we’ve gotten most of her backstory, which I always find fascinating, and for all those first encounters with Mallory.

Black Cat vol. 6 by Kentaro Yabuki — That was a long gun fight. Then the story really got started.

The Dead Girls’ Dance by Rachel Caine — sequel to Glass Houses. YA books tend to be written in the first person, so I find it interesting that Caine’s adult Weather Warden series is written in the first person, while her YA Morganville Vampires series is written in third person.

Don’t Touch My Hat by James Rumford — entertaining picture book about a sheriff and his lucky hat.


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