Skip to main content

I ♥ YA

Today I'm over at Chachic's Book Nook talking about young adult literature and why I read it. This is a regular feature Chachic runs, in which she invites other bloggers to come over and answer a few questions and then people can comment and leave recommendations on books they think that blogger would like based on her comments. Great, no? Do stop by and let me know why you read YA and what your favorites are.

Comments

  1. Great interview. I find it fascinating to find out why other people love YA so much, especially when it seems a lot of people have an aversion to it.

    You have read Saving Francesca though, havent you?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks, Carla! And I am sorry to say I haven't read SAVING FRANCESCA yet. The first Marchetta I read was JELLICOE ROAD and it blew me away so completely I was afraid to glom her other stuff in case it didn't live up. Then I read FINNIKIN and was so utterly underwhelmed it was depressing. But I've heard so many good things about FRANCESCA that I definitely need to give it a shot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for doing this feature, Angie! I really love your answers. :) And thanks for putting up a link here on your blog. Here's to more YA for us!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You really do. I read Francesca before Jellicoe road and i absolutely adored it. One of my favourites

    ReplyDelete
  5. Chachic, it was my pleasure. Thanks for inviting me! I love dropping in on my favorite bloggers and staying for a spell. ;)

    Carla, all right then. It's officially bumped up on the list!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, I second Carla's recommendation of Saving Francesca. I'd really like to know what you think of it. Thanks again for doing the feature, Angie! And for dropping by again to respond to comments. :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, Review + Giveaway!

It seems a long time ago now that I first read Shiver -- the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. But looking back I started it on the plane ride to BEA and finished it there in the conference center, fingers gripping the cover tightly, while sitting on the floor in one of the many autograph lines. And now it's May again and BEA is right around the corner and I emerge from my recent and nasty reading slump stupor to find a copy of Linger sitting in my mailbox like a glove thrown down in the dirt. "I will be the one to pull you out," it whispers to me slyly. "Just open me up and take a sip. I promise--one sip is all it will take." And I look at it with fear and longing written all over my face. "You promise?" I ask  intently. "Because it's been a long walk in the cold and I'm not sure I can take another disappointment." "Just open me up," it says, confidence written all over its cover. And so I do. And everythin

Interview with Alexandra Bracken + Brightly Woven Giveaway!

I fell in love with the cover of Alexandra Bracken 's debut novel-- Brightly Woven --last fall and the scant synopses I could find at the time certainly piqued my interest. After managing to get my hands on an ARC, I found myself surprised and pleased with this unique fantasy. You can read my review here . As the release date approached, I invited Alex to participate in an interview and giveaway here on the site and, despite her crazy busy schedule, she kindly accepted. Enjoy! First things first: When did the idea for Brightly Woven first hit you and what (if anything) did you know right off the bat? I remember the exact moment it hit me—what I was doing, who I was talking to, what song was playing on iTunes.  :)  I had just come back from Winter Break my sophomore year in college and was sitting on my bed chatting with my mom.  Sophomore year was pretty remarkable in terms of the insane weather that we had in Virginia (where I was in school) but it had also been a bizarre year in

Interview with Diana Peterfreund + Rampant Giveaway!

Ever since I fell in love with Diana Peterfreund 's Secret Society Girl series last year, I've been hoping I'd get the chance to interview her here. Tomorrow marks the release of her new novel, Rampant , and let me tell you that you have not read a book like this before. You can read my review here , but all you really need to know is that it's a story about killer unicorns and the young women who hunt them. You want to read it now, don't you? Oh, yeah, and it's YA and the first in a series! To celebrate the release, Diana graciously answered a few of my most burning questions. As she is always a delight, I know you'll enjoy them as much as I did. First things first: When did the idea for Rampant first hit you and what (if anything) did you know right off the bat? In early 2005, just after selling Secret Society Girl , I had this dream of being chased by a very dangerous unicorn. I woke up and went to go look it up to see if I could figure out the meani