Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

The Last Girl by Riley Shasteen

Riley Shasteen’s The Last Girl, a contemporary YA novel, is the first book in the Slave Auction trilogy. Synopsis from Goodreads: “The Slave Auction.” “What the heck is the Slave Auction?” I ask. Jenna Brown has just started her freshman year with her two best friends, Jessica and Daisy. They hear a rumor about the… Continue reading The Last Girl by Riley Shasteen


New Look

If you haven’t seen my blog since yesterday, you will notice that Cat on the Bookshelf has a new look. I felt my blog needed a new look.

All the stuff that was in the sidebar is now in the footer. The Series page is updated and will continue to be updated.

While updating that page, I noticed I never reviewed City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. So whenever I get to rereading it or find myself with a lot extra time on my hands, I will write that  review and get it posted.

Here’s the re-vamped Cat on the Bookshelf. Thank you for all of you who have been following from the beginning and all of you new followers!

~ Carrie

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown, is a Great Lakes mermaid novel. It is part of the Lies Beneath series. Synopsis from Goodreads: Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans and absorb their… Continue reading Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

The very hyped, erotic novel by E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey, is about a college graduate who falls in love with Dominant and CEO Christian Grey. Anastasia Steele, the literature major, is introduced to BDSM (and all things sexual) by this man. She struggles to understand why he is into BDSM and to make him… Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Review · Young Adult

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Booksplosion read-along for June is E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. As others who have read this book have said: go into We Were Liars without expectations and no spoilers. This is the synopsis from Goodreads: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose… Continue reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Children's Literature · Review · Science Fiction

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue (the second book in The Giver Quartet) is about Kira, the two-syllable orphan with a twisted leg, who is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. They want to use her gift of weaving to be the “designer of the future” (179) once she has completed re-threading the Singer’s Robe. My friend chided… Continue reading Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Blood Lines by Simone King

Simone King’s Blood Lines (purchased as an e-book) is mainly about the life of one rebel group. Fifteen year old Susannah Skelsby is one of the most powerful Overworld variations, humans, alive. Gangs often try to recruit her to use her magic as their weapons, but she has resisted every recruitment attempt until she met… Continue reading Blood Lines by Simone King