Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter

Kat and the team are back in Uncommon Criminals (Disney-Hyperion 2011), the second installment of Ally Carter's Heist Society series. Now that Kat has established her line of thievery as a noble "Robin Hood" sort, she can't resist when a kind, elderly lady approaches her, begging Kat to right a decades-old wrong. Constance Miller beseeches Kat to … Continue reading Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

It's books like this that tempt me to give up writing forever. Because, seriously, why even try to compete against this genius? Rick Riordan is the best writer for young adults that I've read in probably a decade. (And I've read a lotttt of YA. Especially in the last decade.) I'll rewind to the very beginning. As a … Continue reading Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner

In Nobody’s Princess, we meet the young Helen of Sparta, as author Esther Friesner imagines her to have been, before she became the Iliad’s Helen of Troy. Inspired by Sparta’s later practices to train girls in athletics and warfare, Friesner paints Helen as a feisty and fearless would-be warrior maiden, as well as possessing her legendary physical … Continue reading Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner