Friday, April 27, 2012

X is For XVI, by Julia Karr

A little note for everyone stopping by for the A to Z challenge:

First off, hi! Welcome! Look around, have fun. My posts will be short this month, but they'll be following a theme: Books and Authors. I'll be showcasing some of my favorites within those categories. But I'll also be having some special posts regarding the release of my debut novel, Elemental, from time to time.    

Oh, I know what you were thinking, dear readers. You thought there was NO way I'd find something for "x." Well, let me tell you something. 

You are, thankfully, wrong. ;)

Summary (taken from Goodreads):

Some girls can't wait to be sixteen, to be legal. Nina is not one of them. Even though she has no choice in the matter, she knows that so long as her life continues as normal, everything will be okay.

Then, with one brutal strike, Nina's normal is shattered; and she discovers that nothing that she believed about her life is true. But there's one boy who can help--and he just may hold the key to her past.

But with the line between attraction and danger as thin as a whisper, one thing is for sure...

For Nina, turning sixteen promises to be anything but sweet

I really liked XVI, by Julia Karr not because it was necessarily different from a lot of the other dystopians out there, but because the characters were very realistic. And the story was good! The MC irritated me a little in the end, but here's the thing; I like characters who do that from time to time because that makes them real people. The MC here isn't perfect. She makes mistakes and she suffers the consequences of them. I like that. Often, I read books about MCs who make mistakes but everyone forgives them, they forgive themselves, and life carries on. And while that's a great message to send sometimes to teens, I think it's also a great message to share the one where people suffer consequences from bad decisions.

So, I think you should check this one out! Enjoy!


  1. I really liked this too. Great choice for X.

  2. Hello, Emily! This is a terrific find for X! Thanks for the recommendation.

    Have a lovely weekend and happy A to Z!!

  3. Hmm...haven't heard of this one. Need to check it out - thanks!

  4. this sounds very interesting to me!

  5. Haven't heard of this one, but the creativity behind the title is really good.


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