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Monthly Archives: May 2012
So, Rick Riordan’s released the cover for The Mark of Athena, and I’m not quite sure what to think! That sure looks like Jason vs. Percy, doesn’t it? But Percy’s back in orange, and Jason’s wearing purple? And no Annabeth? … Continue reading
Croak by Gina Damico Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle … Continue reading
Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway Bloomsbury Children’s, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] In Abby’s world, magic isn’t anything special: it’s a part of everyday life. So when Abby learns that she has zero magical abilities, she’s branded an ‘Ord’—ordinary, bad luck, … Continue reading
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop … Continue reading
Stacking the Shelves is a new weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of Stacking the … Continue reading
Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame (The Enchanted Attic #1) by L.L. Samson Zonderkidz, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] A hidden attic. A classic story. A very unexpected twist. Twin twelve-year-old bookworms Ophelia and Linus Easterday discover a hidden attic that once … Continue reading
I don’t know if they’re doing any official cover reveal or not, but I just noticed that Days of Blood and Shadow (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor has a cover now! I haven’t read the first … Continue reading
I’m going to start a new “feature” (if you will), in which I talk about my favorite children’s book series (hence the title, known as FCS from here on out). Since I work with elementary school kids, I see lots … Continue reading
The Lost Code (Atlanteans #1) by Kevin Emerson Katherine Tegen Books, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] WHAT IS OLDEST WILL BE NEW, WHAT IS LOST SHALL BE FOUND. The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily … Continue reading
Born Wicked (Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012 [Goodreads | Amazon] Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is … Continue reading