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October 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Glow

Waverly has lived, her entire life in deep space on the colony ship the Empyrean. She, along with a boy named, Kieran and several other children are the first generation to be born in space, and will be the start of a new future as the pioneers of New Earth....

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May 09, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1)

Kaya is born a healer, the child of a forbidden union between two, warriors called barrons. The Healers and Barrons are engaged in a longstanding war against the graplars, monstrous beasts and King Darrek,.The healers follow there Barrons into Battle and heal them of wounds so they can continue to...

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sjm
April 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
The Eyes of the Desert Sand (Chrysalis Chronicles #1)

13-year old Ethan Fox has always had an odd life , he has no memory of his life since the age of eight; has a father who enjoys making quirky videogam...more13-year old Ethan Fox has always had an odd life , he has no memory of his life since the...

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sjm
February 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Among the Hidden ( Shadow Children #1)

After a worldwide famine, a population law is enacted in America. Only two children are allowed per couple, any other children are counted as illegal, or shadow children. 12-year Luke is a shadow child, he has lived his entire life on his family's farm hidden from...

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sjm
February 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors #1)

Life as we Know centers around the life of a family after a catastrophe ,as told by the 16 year old narrator Miranda, in diary format. After a worldwide catasptrophe, Miranda and her family must learn to survive in a drastically changed world. Gas prices rise, food is scare, family...

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February 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A
The Dead and the Gone ( Last Survivor's Book 2)

17-year old Alex Morales is a normal teenager, he attends the St. Vicent de Paul collge-prep school in New York City, worries about whether he will be class president, has two annoying sisters, and has a job at a Pizzeria. All of this is shattered one...

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sjm
February 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
The Summoning ( The Darkest Powers 1)

As a little girl Chloe Saunders was afraid of the basement, not because of imagined monsters or the dark, but because of the ghosts she saw there. As a 15 year-old Chloe has attributed the memories of the ghosts she saw as a little girl, to...

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February 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
iBoy

Tom Harvey, a 16-year old teenager, in south london gains amazing abilities after an assault on his friend lucy leaves him with pieces of i-phone embedded in his brain. He then uses his abilities to punish the ones responsible for the attack on his friend.As he becomes increasingly adept at...

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February 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Eleventh Plague

America is nearly destroyed after a strain of influenza called the eleventh plague deciamtes the country. Hundreds of millions of people die and civilization collaspes in the aftermath of the plague. 15-year old stephen quinn is one of the children born after the eleventh plague. Stephen,...

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