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Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Platinum Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Series: Golden, Book 2 Paperback: 224 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) LILAH KNOWS THE rules better than anyone, but between her newfound visions, an absolutely fatal attraction to a boy who isn’t real, and the threat of a supernatural enemy with a sting deadlier than any Queen Bee, it’s going to take everything she has to stay on top at Emory. And to prove once and for all that – highlights…

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Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Title: Superior Saturday Author: Garth Nix Series: Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository On the sixth day, there was sorcery. Arthur Penhaligan has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees – she is also the oldest Denizen and the…

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Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Title: The Last Magician Author: Lisa Maxwell Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 512 pages Source: ALA 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future. In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means…

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Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Title: Hook’s Tale: Being an Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself Author: John Pielmeier Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 288 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a “dour Scotsman” whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud…

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Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. The Last Magician was a surprise find at ALA Annual; the cover grabbed my attention, but the description sealed the deal. It has everything I love: magic, thievery, TIME TRAVEL, and Old New York, complete with games…

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Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Title: The Door in the Hedge Author: Robin McKinley Publisher: Firebird Paperback: 224 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel’s seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to…

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Book Review: The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: The Power of Three Author: Diana Wynne Jones Publisher: Greenwillow Books Paperback: 336 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Ayna could predict the future. Cari could find what was lost. Gair thought he was ordinary. The three children of Gest, the chief of Garholt, know the perils of the Moor on which they live. The Dorig, their people’s enemies, are cold-blooded, fierce underwater creatures who terrify anyone unlucky enough to happen upon them. The Giants are dangerous and violent. But it’s…

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Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Book Review: The Travelers – Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski

Title: The Travelers Authors: DJ MacHale & Carla Jablonski Series: Pendragon Before the War, Book 1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 240 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Before Bobby Pendragon. Before Saint Dane. Before the war . . . Every territory of Halla has a Traveler. They lived for years—some even for decades—before learning of their true destiny. What was life like for Bobby Pendragon’s fellow Travelers before they joined him in the fight to save every…

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Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Title: Gregor and the Code of Claw Author: Suzanne Collins Series: Underland Chronicles, Book 5 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 412 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Everyone in the Underland has been taking great pains to keep the new prophecy, The Prophecy of Time, from Gregor. Gregor knew from the beginning that it must say something awful, but he never imagined just how awful: The prophecy calls for the warrior’s death. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 This was a decent…

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Book Review: The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon

Book Review: The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon

Title: The Floating Island Author: Elizabeth Haydon Series: The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, Book 1 Publisher: Starscape Paperback: 368 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long ago, in the Second Age of history, a young Nain explorer by the name of Ven Polypheme traveled much of the known and unknown world, recording his adventures. Recently discovered by archaeologists, a few fragments of his original journals are reproduced in this book. Great care has been taken to reconstruct the parts of…

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