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Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Book Review: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Title: Invictus Author: Ryan Graudin Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 464 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship…

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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: Warcross By Marie Lu

Book Review: Warcross By Marie Lu

Title: Warcross Author: Marie Lu Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Series: Warcross, Book 1 Hardcover: 416 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the…

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Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Book Review: Crystal Line by Anne McCaffrey

Title: Crystal Line Author: Anne McCaffrey Series: Crystal Singer, Book 3 Publisher: Random House Paperback: 294 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When Killashandra Ree joined the mysterious Heptite Guild, she knew that she would be forever changed. Crystal singing brought ecstasy and pain, near-eternal life…and gradual loss of memory. What she hadn’t counted on was the loneliness she felt when her heart still remembered what her mind had forgotten. Fortunately, someone still cared enough to try to salvage what was left…

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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: 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: 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: Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey

Book Review: Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffrey

Title: Freedom’s Landing Author: Anne McCaffrey Series: Catteni, Book 1 Publisher: Ace Hardcover: 342 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The alien Catteni have attacked earth, emptying cities for slave labor. And other things. Kris Bjornsen has been taken captive and finds herself dumped with many others on an empty planet–but one of the Catteni masters missed his ride back. Now Kris takes on a leadership role and has to help figure out how to protect these…

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Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins

Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins

Title: Watchmen Author: Alan Moore Illustrator/Letterer: Dave Gibbons Colorist: John Higgins Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover: 416 pages Source: Owned Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on…

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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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