Saturday, February 23, 2013


Eve (Eve, #1)Eve by Anna Carey is definitely for anyone who enjoys reading dystopian books.  I certainly found it an intense tale.
Once (Eve, #2)In Eve, it's the year 2032, the world is struggling to survive after a deadly virus and its vaccine have nearly decimated the entire world.  In this new world repopulating is of the utmost importance. As a result, women and men are segregated, particularly young girls.  Eve, an orphan of the virus, is about to graduate from her School, which is only for girls.  But, she discovers a horrible secret that changes the course of her life.

Rise (Eve, #3)Now, Eve has must leave her home in order to escape an unspeakable fate.  This journey is tricky and brings her face to face with danger, boys!  One in particular is a concern to Eve.  Caleb seems to be a bit different than the boys Eve has been taught to fear.  Will she trust him to help her evade her fate, or should she trust what she has known her whole life?

The series continues in Once and Rise.  Both of these promise to be just as intriguing as the first.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Princess Academy- Enter the book give away

Shannon Hale's Princess Academy is such a sweet book.  It is one I think would appeal to a wide range of girls. 

The book's premise is that when the prince of Danland becomes of marrying age, a diviner will predict the location of his bride-to-be.  Then, all girls of eligible age attend the Princess Academy where they will learn how to be a proper princess.The surprise about this prince's bride-to-be is that she supposedly resides high atop Mount Eskel.  Those who live in the valley do not hold the mountain people in high regard.  In fact, it appears they might even be using them for their own profit.

The main character's name is Miri.  Miri always dreamed of working in the quarries along with her father and sister.  However, Miri's father was not about to let that happen.  This always bothered Miri because she felt as though she was not able to contribute to her family.  When the opportunity to attend the Academy presents itself, Miri is determine to use the knowledge she gains their to better not only herself but the rest of Mount Eskel as well.

Luckily, there is a follow up book entitled the Palace of Stone (watch the trailer here) in which readers will continue to follow Miri into the valley as she continues to have adventures with her friends from the academy. 

But, even luckier, Young Adult Lit Obsession is offering its first book give away!  Entering is simple.  If you would like to enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Princess Academy, please comment below; include your email address.  I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.  All entries must be made by March 10.   Good luck!