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Review: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

Review: Burning Blue by Paul Griffin Source: Hardcover, Published October 25th 2012 by Dial Verdict: Very Good Book Description: How far would you go for love, beauty, and jealousy? When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. […]

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Review: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Review: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins Source: Hardcover, Published March 2 2010 by Hyperion Books Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But […]

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Review: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Review: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff Source: ARC, courtesy of Goodreads First Reads and Penguin Canada. Thank you! Verdict: Okay/Good Book Description: Clementine DeVore spent ten years trapped in a cellar, pinned down by willow roots, silenced and forgotten. Now she’s out and determined to uncover who put her in that cellar and why. When Clementine was a child, dangerous and […]

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Review: Shine by Lauren Myracle

Review: Shine by Lauren Myracle Source: Hardcover, Published May 1st 2011 by Amulet Books   Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and […]

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Source: Hardcover, Published June 5th 2012 by Crown Publishers Verdict: Excellent Book Description: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi […]

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Review: Y by Marjorie Celona

Review: Y by Marjorie Celona Source: Paperback edition, courtesy of Goodreads First Reads and Penguin Canada Verdict: Very Good Book Description: My life begins at the Y. So begins the story of Shannon, a newborn baby dumped at the doors of the YMCA. She is found moments later by a man who catches a mere glimpse of her troubled mother […]

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Something Delightful: The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo

Review: The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo Source: Hardcover, Published September 30th 2014 by Running Press Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we […]

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