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REVIEW: How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski Simon Pulse, 2013 [Goodreads] [Amazon] First she lost her heart. Then she lost her mind. And now she’s on a road trip to win back her ex. This debut … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar Dial, 2013 [Goodreads] [Amazon] He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life. Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe Bantam, 2013 [Goodreads] [Amazon] “With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland S & S Books for Young Readers, 2013 [Goodreads] [Amazon] Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd Balzer + Bray, 2013 [Goodreads] [Amazon] In the darkest places, even love is deadly. Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered by A.G. Howard Amulet, 2013 [Goodreads | Amazon] This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Poison by Bridget Zinn Disney-Hyperion, 2013 [Goodreads | Amazon] Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter

Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter Bloomsbury, 2013 [Goodreads | Amazon] ME is Evelyn Jones, 16, a valedictorian hopeful who’s been playing bad girl to piss off THEM, her cold, distant parents. HIM is Todd, Evelyn’s secret un-boyfriend, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black Bloomsbury, 2013 [Goodreads | Amazon] Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you’re close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner’s heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West HarperTeen, 2013 [Goodreads | Amazon] Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with … Continue reading

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