* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- definitely will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite.
First Test, by Tamora Pierce ***** R I'm loving my journey through these books again -- it's like coming home, in some ways, to immerse myself in Keladry's world. The story: Kel decides she wants to be a page, even though Lord Wyldon wants her to have a probationary year. (lower YA/tween fantasy, publisher: Random House)
Page, by Tamora Pierce *****R The story: Kel continues to face challenges because of her gender -- but her dedication to protecting those who have little to no voice continues. (lower YA/tween fantasy, publisher: Random House)
Squire, by Tamora Pierce ***** R The story: Kel learns skills she desperately hopes she can use someday in service of the Realm as she Squires for Lord Raoul of the King's Own. (YA fantasy, publisher: Random House)
You Wish, by Mandy Hubbard ***+ This is a very cute story with hidden depths and a likable MC (along with a sweet love story). The story: When Kayla makes a 16th birthday wish that her birthday wishes would come true, she wakes up the next morning to find that they are -- but they're coming true right now, rather than when she wished them years before. (YA contemporary, just released, publisher: Razorbill)
Currently Reading: Lady Knight, by Tamora Pierce
On Deck: The Replacement, The Ghosts of Ashbury High, The Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, Sabotaged...and about twenty more