Category Archives: 2017

Protected: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, by Jen Waite

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This One Summer, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

Rose’s family goes to a cabin by the beach every summer. Barbecues, ocean dips, silly movies with her friend Windy from the next cabin over…only this summer is different. To say more would be spoiling it, so I’ll leave it … Continue reading

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Protected: The Savage Dawn, by Melissa Grey (audio)

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A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge

The underground city of Caverna is known for two things: first for the magical delicacies they create (wines that erase specific memories, perfume that convinces you to trust the wearer, etc), and second for their doll-like faces. Babies born in … Continue reading

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The Perfect Stranger, by Megan Miranda

Leah Stevens is looking to start over, anonymous, after a scandal at her previous job as a journalist. Emmy Grey, her former roommate from years ago, is also looking for a fresh start. The two of them relocate to a … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman (audio)

Irene is a junior librarian in a library that exists outside all worlds. Her job is to retrieve manuscripts from various alternate worlds so that the library may preserve them. She’s just come back from a tedious mission and is … Continue reading

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Plus One, by Elizabeth Fama (audio)

In the world post-Spanish flu, the population has been split into halves: those that live and work in the day (Rays) and those who occupy the night (Smudges). The choice of which half you’re in has more to do with … Continue reading

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Strong is the New Pretty, by Kate Parker

Subtitled: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves This photo-journal is a collection of girls of all ages exhibiting all sorts of strength: confidence, kindness, independence, creativity, and more. I was drawn to the book during my mini-retreat to Minneapolis a … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Rereads and Minis

It’s been a strange reading month for me. I’ve read a lot, far more than usual, and reviewed very little. The majority of that is due to rereads. After Readathon last month, I felt like diving back in to some … Continue reading

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Literally, by Lucy Keating

Annabelle has the perfect life – until the plot-twists begin. Suddenly, her parents are separating and they’re selling the house she’s grown up in. A new boy appears at school and he’s perfect for her, but Annabelle is drawn toward … Continue reading

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