TEEN-FICTION

The Signs as Teen Fiction Novels

Aries: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Taurus: The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

Gemini: the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Cancer: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Leo: the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield

Virgo: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Libra: the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie

Scorpio: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Sagittarius: the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Capricorn: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Aquarius: the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Pisces: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens - Book Review

This book for me was a cutesy read, and quite enjoyable actually. I loved the mystery element it had, as it had me guessing throughout as well and I love getting involved in books. 

The downside of this for me was that the first half of the book didn’t manage to uphold my attention as much as I needed it to, but other than that it was a good read.

Also I’ve never read murder books so this was a first and I loved it, so I will definitely be exploring the genre more :)

Oh a quick summary would be: it was about two friends in the 1930s who went to a boarding school. They discover a murder and because a detective society they set up together, they decide to investigate. 

I would give this book a 4ish :)

Okay bye! 

“Mom?”

I wanted to reach over and touch her. But I didn’t. I just looked at her and tried to smile. “I didn’t know I could love you this much.” 

And then her smile wasn’t sad anymore. 

“Hijo de mi corazón, I’ll tell you a secret. You help me bear it. You help me bear all my losses. You, Ari.”  


- From, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

Mea Culpa

Chapter 1

There are those who don’t know us who say we were a perfectly normal middle class military family, but those closest to us knew better. As every small town Virginia family did, we had family portraits taken every year, sent out the generic “I’m sending you this to make you feel like I care” Christmas cards to family we haven’t seen in a decade or so, my parents even attended a PTA meeting or two every year. 

What people read in the newspapers painted the picture of a perfect family, torn apart by an incident no one would ever think or assume would happen. To them, it was out of nowhere- to me, it was a bomb that was building since I was born, one that I never thought would explode. But, it did, and it destroyed everything in its path.

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Ch. 1

After the worst summer of my life, high school was the only focus I wanted.  I had a specific plan for the next four years, and I walked the campus—very lost—but very hopeful it would go smoothly.

           First, I would make new friends.

           Second, I would forget junior high school and its summers.

           Third, I would never sing again.

           That was my plan.  That was the goal.  That was what I changed to myself as I ran across campus to the English class I was just about late for.

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“What would be worse: always walking backward, or never being able to run?  Sid, you first.”

           He thought quickly.  "Not being able to run.“

           "That’s a big ‘duh’, Ivy,” said Daisuke.

           "Just avoid situations where you have to run,“ I said.

           "What if a bear is chasing you?” asked Sid.

           "I wouldn’t be someplace where there’s a bear on the loose,“ said Ivy. "People can run backwards.”

           "There aren’t any bears in Southpoint anyway,“ I said.

           "Caprina, back me up.  Pick walking backward.”

           I laughed.  "Uh… I like to see where I’m going.“

           "That’s lame.  Not knowing’s the best part.”

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The teacher was in the middle of taking roll when I entered.  She looked ready to graduate from Southpoint High School—not be a teacher in it.  "Name?“

            I leaned against the doorway.  "Ca… Caprina Corazón?”

           She looked to the roll book, her braided hair falling over her face like beaded curtains.  "Got you.  Take a seat.“

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Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (14/09 - 20/09)

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ✤ Sept 16th

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey ✤ Sept 16th

Echoes of Us (The Hybrid Chronicles #3) by Kat Zhang ✤ Sept 16th

Day 21 (The 100 #2) by Kass Morgan ✤ Sept 16th

Blackbird (The Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey ✤ Sept 16th

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian ✤ Sept 16th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

Liam Dunbar Imagine *Requested by Jaq*

“Hey Liam how’s it going?” You whispered as you saw Liam pass by in the hall. You like to pretend that him and his group are friends with you because, if we’re being honest, you don’t have a ton of friends. He’s never noticed you before but today he turned around and looked right at you, it kind of freaked you out so you turned quickly and walked away.

Later that day as school just got out you were going to the bleachers at the lacrosse field to do your homework where you always do it when you heard a voice calling your name. “Wait up, I’ve been looking for you all day!” It said and you turned around and there was Liam running to catch up with you.

“What do you want?” You asked assuming he was just there to make fun of you for trying to talk to him earlier.

“Uh well it’s going good, thanks for asking. How’s it going with you?” You were slightly confused at first but then you remembered you asked how he was doing earlier when you thought he wasn’t listening.

“Good.” You said and quickly walked away hoping to save yourself from humiliation.

“What the heck. Where are you going!”

“Uh to do my homework, I thought we were done here.” You said shying away from the truth.

“Not even close, come with me please.” Liam said and held out his hand. You took it and before you knew what was happening he was putting you on his back and running away from the school. You couldn’t help but laugh.

When you got to the local park Liam put you down and bought you both ice cream. “So, why don’t you ever really talk to me? I’ve seen you around but I figured you just didn’t want to talk to me.”

“Well I just didn’t think you would really like me around.” You said truthfully. When you said that Liam couldn’t believe his ears and he took your head and looked right into your eyes.

“Don’t ever think that again, I’d love to have you around.” You two spent the rest of the week at school together, joined by the hi. He ate lunch with you, was your partner in every class, and even stayed after school to be your study partner. Come Saturday it almost felt weird to be without him even for a few hours.

Around six o'clock you got a knock on your door and when you opened it up there was Liam and he looked really good. You kind of felt embarrassed in your pj’s. “Okay listen I’ve been meaning to do this since Monday when I first met you but I guess I just didn’t know you enough, but now I do. You are one of the coolest, funniest, and the most beautiful girl I know and I want you to be my girlfriend.” He looked at you expectantly and you didn’t know what to do so you grabbed him and kissed him. When you broke apart blushing he smiled and dragged you out of the house on some unknown adventure.