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Book Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Book Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Title: All Our Yesterdays Author: Cristin Terrill Publisher: Disney Hyperion Hardcover: 360 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) What would you change? Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds…

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Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Book Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Title: Masque of the Red Death Author: Bethany Griffin Series: Masque of the Red Death, Book 1 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Hardcover: 319 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everything is in ruins. A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. So what does Araby Worth have to live for? Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to…

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Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Book Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend Author: Marie Lu Series: Legend, Book 1 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Hardcover: 305 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s…

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Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Title: The Maze Runner Author: James Dashner Series: The Maze Runner, Book 1 Publisher: Delacorte Press Hardcover: 384 pages Source: Chicago Public Library OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human. When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade. Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a…

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Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Wither Author: Lauren DeStefano Series: The Chemical Garden, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 358 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are…

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Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Title: Shades of Grey Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Viking Adult Hardcover: 390 pages Series Order: Book 1 Summary:(taken from Goodreads) Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color—but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything…

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Audiobook Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Audiobook Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title: Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Edition: Unabridged Duration: 3 hours, 11 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this satire of the Russian Revolution, Mr. Jones’s Manor Farm is transformed into Animal Farm, a democratic society proclaiming All Animals Are Created Equal. After totalitarian rule is re-established, the reality becomes But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others. Overall Rating: 4/5  For all the controversy surrounding this novel, I was surprised by how…

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Audiobook Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Audiobook Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Scholastic Audio Edition: Unabridged Duration: 11 hours, 11 minutes Series: The Hunger Games, Book 1 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages…

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Paperback: 324 pages Summary: (Taken from Goodreads) It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the…

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