Monday, February 11, 2013

Books on my Radar....

Going Underground
by Susan Vaught
Published Date:
September 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: YA
The Story:
Del is a good kid who’s been caught in horrible circumstances. When we meet him, he is 17, trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast - and a felon. As a result, he can’t get into college; the only job he can get is digging graves; and when he finally meets a girl he might fall in love with, there’s a whole sea of complications that threaten to bring the world crashing down around him again.
But what has Del done? In flashbacks to Del’s 14th year, we slowly learn the truth: his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo of herself, a teacher confiscated his phone, and soon the police were involved.
Basing her story on real-life cases of teens being charged with sex crimes for texting explicit photos, Susan Vaught has created a moving portrait of an immensely likable young character caught up in a highly controversial legal scenario.

 TenAuthor: Gretchen McNeil

Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Genre: YA Horror
Format: Hardcover
294 pages
Don't spread the word!
Three-day weekend. Party at White Rock House on Henry Island.
You do NOT want to miss it.
It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.
But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.
Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no Internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


  1. Oh oh oh oh! Going Underground! Loved it! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Sorry to get all crazy about it, but no one has heard of this book! I got an ARC for it and devoured it. As a matter of fact, it's my YA book club pick this month with my students. I can't wait to see what they thought about it this Friday.

    I hope you read it soon and love it. It's a book that deserves to be discussed because of the relevance of the content.

  2. I've read a couple of great reviews and it's gotten my attention. After hearing you rave about it I'll be making a trip to the book store! Thanks!