It's been a crazy month. I had three different deadlines on June 1, so I haven't had much time to read. I didn't finish reading any YA books this month, but I am reading Fury of the Phoenix by Cindy Pon. It's the sequel to Silver Phoenix, which I've reviewed here on the Teen Menu and which I really enjoyed. Again, it's set in ancient China and has paranormal elements. I hope to have the review for you next month.
After that, I plan to read a book I picked up while at a friend's book signing recently, Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley. It was one of those where the cover drew me in and when I found out it was a fish-out-of-water story, I was hooked.
What good YA stories have you read so far this summer? (And despite the fact the calendar doesn't say so yet, it IS summer in my neck of the woods.)
We did have some YA-related news this month, about two highly anticipated movies.
As many of you may already know, the first trailer for the first part of Breaking Dawn premiered during the MTV Movie Awards last Sunday. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
More casting news for The Hunger Games has been hitting the Internet. I think they made an excellent choice for President Snow in casting Donald Sutherland. Other roles have gone to Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch and Amandla Stenberg as Rue.