I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
And I guess that's me. Though I'm not cute and fluffy like that cat. This one isn't horrible, but over sixty percent in and I'm not feeling it. It feels very,very packaged and targeted. We have a bad ass main character complete with pink hair because everyone loves a tough girl non-conformist. A Wolverine wannabe (who's not terrible as far as YA boys go, though there's not a lot of development) who's named after a Harry Potter spell, and a Dorothy that dresses like she's one of those mannequins at the Katz store by the Walmart where everyone mugs you. The Oz part is okay, I guess. Sort of reminds me of that 80's Return to Oz movie.