I reviewed The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater on ShelfishlyAddicted.com. One word: killer water horses! Get your grubbies on this book! :-)

I read this for my class, because I had to re-read a YA novel I read as a teen and didn't have many choices. I was surprised at how good it is - I'd totally forgotten. I won't read the whole series, I'm sure, but maybe the first few books.

In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and to each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos. In this ethereal romance, Aislinn has achieved the fragile eternity of the title; she has become an immortal faery, complicating both her life and that of Seth, the man who loves her.

Adult fairy tale and heartbreaking romance this may very well be the best book you've never heard of.

This link will lead you to a GREAT reading circle guide about Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. I would highly suggest teachers who are thinking of including this multiple POV novel in their curriculum to take a look at this webpage. It gives brief information about the novel, and includes very thought-provoking pre/post reading activities which can be adapted for both ELA and ESL classrooms.

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