While, I'm on the subject, I'm going to update the sidebars. Since I wrote them over a year ago, I will probably never get around to reviewing any of the books on the left, but I do want to draw attention to the fact that I read them. Because I desire your praise.
So, from the former books I want to read that I have read:
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima - I enjoyed it, and am planning to read The Wizard Heir, in fact I've already bought it, so I'm adding that one to the list while Warrior comes off.
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn - You can see my thoughts on it here (hint-it's in my top ten of books I read last year).
Tithe by Holly Black - I love Holly Black and am planning on a separate post for her new novel White Cat, which I pre-ordered and read immediately. I'll probably touch on Tithe when I talk about White Cat. Holly Black has a very unique voice and a style that I love.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - This series is much more racy than I expected. I may keep reading, but probably won't talk much about it. It's basically a trashy romance novel (think Harlequin Extreme Blaze, the raciest ones out there) with vampires.
The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan - It's a fun idea, with a different author for each book in the series, that allows readers to, using the internet, participate in solving the mystery of the 39 clues. I may continue reading the series, but honestly, there are only a few series I like for this age group and I mostly prefer the Newbery recipients.
Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast - Think vampires at boarding school (one of my favorite subjects at one of my favorite settings). I've purchased the second in the series, Betrayed, because they have cool covers (I'm not going to lie, I judge a book by it's cover when I'm purchasing. I want my bookshelf to look pretty and interesting). I'd like to keep reading, but I'm not going to be hitting people over the head telling them this is a series they have to read.
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld - Probably my favorite YA vampire novel, because it has a unique take. Vampirism isn't mystical here, it's scientific. More specifically, it's an STD.
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld - This series is amazing. I still can't believe I haven't finished Specials yet, but it is on my shelf calling to me, and it's another one that is being added to the list, while this one comes off. I'll probably do a post on the whole series when I finish, because Scott Westerfeld is a very thoughtful author and his books beg to be discussed.
Sold by Patricia Mccormick - A very intense novel in verse about a girl in India sold into prostitution.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher - I loved the Sci Fi television series at one point in life, and I really enjoyed the first book in the series. It was a classic detective story with magic thrown in. Lots of fun, but that's about it.
TTFN by Lauren Myracle - The whole story is told in IM conversation. I'm impressed with how beautifully it works.
Staying on the list is only one book: The Mysterious Benedict Society, which has been on my bookshelf for over a year, but that I do still plan on reading. Hold me to that.
For everything else that I plan on adding... check the side bar. It's pretty long now. I've also added a list of books I have on pre-order.