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These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly Delacorte, 2015 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the … Continue reading
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger Orbit, 2009 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she … Continue reading
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters Amulet, 2014 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed … Continue reading
This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Sourcebooks Fire, 2016 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel … Continue reading
Insidious (The Twixt #3) by Dawn Metcalf Harlequin Teen, 2015 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Previous Installments: Indelible | Invisible NOTE: Summary contains spoilers for the previous books in this series. True evil is rarely obvious. It is quiet, patient. Insidious. Awaiting … Continue reading
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody … Continue reading
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Scholastic, 2011 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. … Continue reading
The Winner’s Crime (Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Previous Installment: The Winner’s Curse NOTE: Summary contains spoilers for the previous book in this series. Following your heart can be a crime. … Continue reading
The Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles #3) by Rick Riordan Disney-Hyperion, 2012 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] NOTE: Summary contains spoilers for the previous books in this series. He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, … Continue reading
Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch Balzer + Bray, 2015 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Previous Installment: Snow Like Ashes NOTE: Summary contains spoilers for the first book in this series. It’s been three months since the Winterians … Continue reading