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ARC Review: Where You’ll Find Me

March 8, 2016

Original Title: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend Edition: Advance Reader’s Edition Paperback, 266 pages Published: March 8, 2016 by Farrar Straus Giroux Characters: Anna Collette, Frances Collette, Marnie Collette, David Collette, Shawna the Eyebrow Plucker, Sarabeth the Irish Stepper Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description: In this powerful and buoyant YA novel, a thirteen-year-old girl learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of friendships in middle school and deals with challenges at home. The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects…

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Book Review: Dorothy Must Die

February 12, 2016

Original Title: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Edition: Hardcover, 452 pages Published: April 1, 2014 by HarperCollins Characters: Amy Gumm, Nox, Gamora, Gert, Dorothy Gale Rating: 3/5 Description: I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may…

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Book Review: Ignite Me

January 18, 2016

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi Edition: Hardcover, 409 pages Published: February 4th, 2014 by HarperCollins Characters: Adam Kent, Juliette Ferrars, Aaron Warner Anderson, Kenji Kishimoto Rating: 3/5 Description: With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.…

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Book Review: Carry On

January 11, 2016

Original Title: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Edition: Hardcover, 522 pages Published: October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin Characters: Simon Snow, Baz Pitch, Penelope, Agatha Rating: 5/5 Description: Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s…

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