Category Archives: 2012

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

For nearly forty years, there has been tentative peace between humans and dragons. That peace doesn’t stop prejudice from both human and dragon, and tension builds as the treaty anniversary nears. Seraphina is stuck between two worlds, a half-dragon who … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

I read the first of these books (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer) last year, and was very conflicted about it. The writing drove me crazy and the plot seemed to go in a million different directions, but I loved the … Continue reading

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Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

From Goodreads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway (audio)

I have no idea what to say about this book. On the one hand, it is about an old fisherman from Havana who has spent many months unable to hook a fish, and then when he finally does, the fish … Continue reading

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Protected: Conditions, by Greg Schroeder

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Reached, by Ally Condie

This is the third book in the Matched trilogy, a series I have a long and complicated history with, that those of you who knew me over the last few years already know, and which I don’t care to recap … Continue reading

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The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown (audio)

Rose, Bianca, and Cordelia: three sisters named after Shakespeare characters, growing up in a household that runs on books (mostly works about or by Shakespeare, but others as well) and a whole lot of scatterbrained parenting. Said sisters have reached … Continue reading

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