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May 16, 2013
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5.0
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5.0
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Kids Fiction
An Excellent Read

With Hammer of Witches, Shana Mlawski has spun a gorgeous historical fantasy that will be sure to captivate readers. By the end of the first chapter, I was completely hooked and continued on to read straight through the book. Hammer of Witches takes my two favorite...

May 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
An All Time Favorite

Since Suzanne Young first announced her sale of The Program I have been waiting for this book. The premise sounded amazing and I just loved Suzanne Young's debut, The Naughty List. While The Program ended up taking a different path from the one I had predicted, it was amazing in...

May 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Thrilling Read

The Rules is a complete winner from Stacey Kade! I was absolutely enthralled by the unique premise she has presented readers with. I really enjoyed Ariane as a main character - I love her quirky habits and tendencies, despite the Rules that exist to run her...

May 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
An Epic Sequel

The Eternity Cure was a worthy sequel to The Immortal Rules. Enticing and thrilling, there is an everhigher climb to a heightening of stakes throughout the book. Julie Kagawa keeps proving herself as an author and The Eternity Cure is the best work by her yet. The...

April 28, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
An Important Story To Be Told

One Shot Away by T. Glen Coughlin was a really unique read. It is the perfect blend and will appeal to both guys and gals. There is so much of real life in One Shot Away - T. Glen Coughlin really captured what high school is like and did so...

April 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Simply Brilliant

Gosh, I just love Ally Carter's books. When I first heard about Heist Society back before it came out, I was excited but nervous. I was afraid that it wouldn't live up to my expectations, since I just love Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series. After all this time, I hadn't...

April 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
An Enchanting New Start to a Trilogy

Jaclyn Moriarty has written a book of beautiful prose that blends the contemporary and fantasy genres. A Corner of White was such a dynamic book in so many ways and it was just lyrical and a treat to read. A Corner of White features an interesting framework...

March 26, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
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Young Adult Nonfiction
A Story That Needs to Be Read

Books in verse are not my favorite, but Ellen Hopkins manages to get me hooked regardless of that fact. Crank is such a powerful story. I was enthralled by it - it is so honest and you really get into Kristina's head. While I was reading...

March 25, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Must Read

Since I heard about this book ages ago, I have been SO excited for The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy. I love middle grade - it is a growing love of mine. I keep finding more and more fantastic middle grade, which is awesome. I am happy to say that...

March 25, 2013 (Updated: March 25, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
A Great Story Featuring Good Friendship

Doll Bones by Holly Black is a delightful story about the wonders of growing up. With a fabulous trio of protagonists, Doll Bones is an enticing adventure that was intriguing until the last page. Dolls are so creepy to begin with in my opinion, and paired...

March 24, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
A Must Read

This book was absolutely delightful - a must read for all fans of a good middle grade. The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is quirky and fun in a uniquely formatted book. Jeremony Holmes's illustration and way The Templeton Twins Have an Idea is set up makes...

March 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
So much fun!

It was so fun to jump back into Jenny's world. Anna Staniszewski has created such a unique idea and I just really enjoy this series. There is such a wonderful cast of characters, humor, and an awesome world. I love the characters. Jenny is such a delightful...

March 10, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
A Fabulous Debut

My Very Unfairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski was such an adorable book. I absolutely loved it - and what a fun take on fairy tales and their outcomes! I cannot wait for book 2 to hear more of Jenny's fun story. This was such a clever...

March 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Inspiring and Different

So I have never seen Andrew Jenks show, but when I received Andrew Jenks: My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker in the mail I was intrigued. The cover drew me in and the quote on the back was interesting. Andrew Jenks's book was innovative and refreshing....

March 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
One of the Best Books I've Ever Read

It is no secret that I am not a fan of dystopians. Yet, Joelle Charbonneau manages to do something with The Testing I have been waiting to have happen: written a dystopian I loved and adored and am STILL thinking about months later. Joelle Charbonneau has crafted a futuristic world...

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