I read four books this weekend, and none of them stood out to me, so rather than dedicating an entire post to each, I will give you my thoughts, however brief, here:
1. Caveney, Philip. Sebastian Darke: Prince of Explorers. New York: Random House, 2009.
This book is an adventure-type store for teens. It is, apparently, the third book in the series, and it was fairly entertaining and harmless, although I didn't enjoy it that much.
2. Sturtevant, Katherine. The Brothers Story. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010.
This historical fiction novel follows a boy who travels to London during the Great Frost of 1683. In the style of Judy Blume, this is truly a coming-of-age story, and I don't think it has merit. The historical information is interesting enough, but there are other, better sources of that same information. Don't bother.
3. Le Guin, Ursula. Voices. New York: Harcourt, 2006.
This is the second book in a trilogy. It was fairly interesting, for a fantasy novel, but the ending was rather slow.
4. Bass, Jefferson. The Bone Thief. New York: Harper Collins, 2010.
This fifth fiction work about the body farm was interesting, but only because I had read the previous four books. The main character spends more time in this book working undercover for the FBI than he does discovering causes of death using forensic science. I was not that thrilled, and I chose to skim the last two chapters. Sigh.
I do have a few more books in my stack from the library. Hopefully those books will produce better results than these did. I do love having a library nearby, though. Even a disappointing stack is okay, because it gives me an excuse to return to the library for a different stack.