Category: Debut 2013

Book Spotlight: The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late.Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After … Read More Book Spotlight: The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan

Book Spotlight: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

     If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means … Read More Book Spotlight: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore

Book Spotlight: The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

He makes good girls…bad. Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.Sealing souls … Read More Book Spotlight: The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

Book Spotlight: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.Literally.Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his … Read More Book Spotlight: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Road Trip Wednesday: Favorite Read of February 2013

Hello lovelies, It’s been a while since I’ve participated in the Road Trip Wednesday, but today, I just couldn’t pass it up.  Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic. We’d love … Read More Road Trip Wednesday: Favorite Read of February 2013

Book Spotlight: Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, … Read More Book Spotlight: Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Book Spotlight: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will … Read More Book Spotlight: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Book Spotlight: Wasteland by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan

Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disesase and brutal attacks by the Variants—hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin. Esther thinks there’s … Read More Book Spotlight: Wasteland by Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan

Book Spotlight: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science … Read More Book Spotlight: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Book Spotlight: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even … Read More Book Spotlight: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

A Tiny Book Haul of Huge Happiness

Hey lovelies,  Sorry to say, no video for you this week. But I did get these two amazing books that I’ll be diving into this weekend (even though I work).  That’s right! You see the wonderful beautiful copy of Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi! *SQUEE* I can’t wait to see what happens next in that particular series. More Adam! Need. More. Adam.  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13104080-unravel-me And … Read More A Tiny Book Haul of Huge Happiness

Book Spotlight: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning … Read More Book Spotlight: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans