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Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

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 started this new series from Ann M. Martin this year, and it’s been very good! I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed having Martin in my life. It’s a great contemporary middle school series that goes through family stories generation by generation. I’m excited to read what happens next…

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Book Review: The Long Way Home by Ann M. Martin

Book Review: The Long Way Home by Ann M. Martin

Title: The Long Way Home Author: Ann M. Martin Series: Family Tree, Book 2 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 214 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Four girls. Four generations. One family. The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin. Dana is Abby’s daughter — but she’s always been much closer to her father, Zander. He’s a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana’s artistic talents . . . even if he sometimes drinks too much. Dana is…

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Book Review: Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Title: Glass Town Game Author: Catherynne M. Valente Publisher: Simon & Schuster Hardcover: 535 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Charlotte and Emily must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this adventurous and fiercely intelligent novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town,…

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Book Review: Dawn by Elie Wiesel

Book Review: Dawn by Elie Wiesel

Title: Dawn Author: Elie Wiesel Translator: Frances Frenaye Publisher: Hill and Wang Paperback: 81 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel’s ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative….

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Book Review: A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron

Book Review: A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron

Title: A Spark Unseen Author: Sharon Cameron Series: The Dark Unwinding, Book 2 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 335 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Katharine Tulman wakes in the middle of the night and accidentally foils a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, she realizes Stranwyne Keep is no longer safe for Uncle Tully and his genius inventions. She flees to Paris, where she hopes to remain undetected and also find the mysterious and handsome Lane, who is suspected to be dead. But…

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Book Review: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice

Book Review: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice

Title: The Road to Cana Author: Anne Rice Series: Christ the Lord, Book 2 Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group Paperback: 242 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the miracle at Cana. It is a novel in which we see Jesus—he is called Yeshua bar Joseph—during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in…

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Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Title: Wild Seed Author: Octavia E. Butler Series: Patternist, Book 1 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Paperback: 320 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. She fears no one until she meets Doro. Together they weave a pattern of destiny (from Africa to the…

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Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Hunting Prince Dracula Author: Kerri Maniscalco Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 2 Hardcover: 448 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the…

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Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Book Review: The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Publisher: Atria Books Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned…

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Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Book Review: Better to Wish by Ann M. Martin

Title: Better to Wish Author: Ann M. Martin Series: Family Tree, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 226 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository In 1930, Abby Nichols is eight, and can’t imagine what her future holds. The best things today would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry, and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a tea set for Christmas. But Abby’s world is changing fast. Soon there will be…

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