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Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Title: A Separate Peace Author: John Knowles Publisher: Scribner Paperback: 204 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of…

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Book Review: Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti

Book Review: Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti

Title: Animal Attraction Author: Jamie Ponti Publisher: Simon Pulse Paperback: 248 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Jane’s life is one giant Conspiracy, with the whole world plotting to keep any chance of romance far, far away. Her social history (17 years, 0 boyfriends) is proof positive of that. But this summer, she’s determined to crank it up. Jane’s snagged a gig at the local theme park as part of the star attraction—the Mermaid Show. But then the Conspiracy strikes, and she…

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Book Review: Apex by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review: Apex by Mercedes Lackey

Title: Apex Author: Mercedes Lackey Series: Hunter, Book 3 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Hardcover: 304 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Being a member of the Elite Hunter Command imperils Joy in more ways than one. In their latest clash with Othersiders, the army of monsters nearly wiped them out. Apex City is safe . . . for now. But within the city barriers, Joy must wage a different kind of war. The corrupt and powerful PsiCorps is determined to usurp the…

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Wishlist Wednesday #18: On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison

Wishlist Wednesday #18: On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison

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 recently finished Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (the first book of this series) after having it on my to-read list for well over a decade. (It’s hard being a book addict, guys!) I’m hoping it doesn’t take me nearly as long to get to the sequel, because it was…

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Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Title: Monster Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: Amistad Paperback: 281 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout. Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of “the system,” cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to…

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Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Author: Louise Rennison Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1 Publisher: Harper Teen Hardcover: 247 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed…

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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: 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: 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: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Book Review: Backfield Boys by John Feinstein

Title: Backfield Boys – A Football Mystery in Black and White Author: John Feinstein Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Hardcover: 368 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sportswriting powerhouse John Feinstein’s young adult novel Backfield Boys follows best friends and football stars Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson, a perfect, though unconventional, pair: Jason, the Jewish kid, is lightning fast and a natural wide-receiver, while African-American Tom has an amazing arm and a quarterback’s feel for the game. After summer football camp at an elite…

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