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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: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Book Review: Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff

Title: Maresi Author: Maria Turtschaninoff Series: The Red Abbey Chronicles, Book 1 Publisher: Amulet Books Hardcover: 256 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Thirteen-year-old novice Maresi arrived at the Abbey four years ago, during the hunger winter, and now lives a happy life under the protection of the Mother. Maresi spends her days reading in the Knowledge House, caring for the younger…

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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: Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson

Book Review: Blood Brothers by Colleen Nelson

Title: Blood Brothers Author: Colleen Nelson Publisher: Dundurn Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar. When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows it s his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood…

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Book Review: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

Book Review: Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik

Title: Things I Should Have Known Author: Claire LaZebnik Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcout Paperback: 320 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as…

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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: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Book Review: One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

Title: One Paris Summer Author: Denise Grover Swank Publisher: Blink Paperback: 272 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren’t betrayal enough, he’s about to remarry, and they’re expected to play nice with his soon-to-be…

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Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Title: Stalking Jack the Ripper Author: Kerri Maniscalco Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 1 Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Hardcover: 326 pages Source: BEA 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice…

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Book Review: Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes

Book Review: Dark Sons by Nikki Grimes

Title: Dark Sons Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Blink Paperback: 208 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A guy whose father ripped his heart out too. You and me, Ishmael, we’re brothers, two dark sons. Destroyed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys—modern-day Sam, and biblical Ishmael—unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.     *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Overall Rating: 4 out of 5…

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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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