Monday, October 8, 2018

Beehive Book Award Reading

As most of you know by now, every year at the end of the year, I love to participate in reading books from the Beehive Award Long List  and review them in order to help the judges whittle them down to a short list. Once the short list is figured out, then everyone gets to read and review!

Here's the short list from last years reading.. up for the 2019 award:
(copied from the Beehive Award web page

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Eliza is the anonymous creator of a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything begins to crumble.

Ever the Hunted (Class of Kingdoms) by Erin Summerill
Britta is the outcast daughter of a bounty hunter who must use her powers to track her father's killer in a world of warring kingdoms, and dangerous magic.

Exo by Fonda Lee
Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race for a century, but then Donovan is captured, and killing him might be the incident needed to overthrow the alien rulers.

Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
When her mom breaks up with yet another boyfriend, Calliope meets Jinsong, who becomes her friend despite her Tourette Syndrome and the embarrassment it causes.

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kremmerer
When Declan finds a haunting letter Juliet left beside her mother’s grave, he writes back. Soon, he is sharing his pain with a perfect stranger. Then real life interferes.

A Taste for Monsters by Matthew Kirby
In 1888, disfigured Evelyn is hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. When the Jack the Ripper murders begin, they are haunted by the mystery.

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman
Disease has been eliminated, and the only way to die is by professional “scythes.” Two teens are forced to compete for the job, to the death, though neither wants it.

Starflight by Melissa Landers
Former high school enemies, Solara and Doran must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship.

Warcross by Marie Lu
When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

Wingsnatchers (Carmer and Grit) by Sarah Jean Horwitz
A Magician's apprentice and a one-winged princess must vanquish the mechanical monsters that stalk the streets and threaten the faerie kingdom.

I read and loved the first six on the list (with Eliza and Letters being my favorites) and would love to catch up with the other four. In the meantime I'm digging into the long list for the NEXT short list! AH!!

Up first:  

Anyone read it already? I'm enjoying it so far, though it feels more new adult than young adult so far to me.

1 comment:

  1. I’m excited to get your thoughts on these. I’ll take your recommendations.



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