Category Archives: 2018

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Steffi suffers from a lot of mental health disorders, including severe anxiety, panic disorder, and selective mutism. She cannot talk except in rare circumstances or in the few locations/with the few people she’s most comfortable. Rhys is new at school, … Continue reading

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The One, by John Marrs

If a DNA test could match you to the one person in the world you are biologically compatible with, would you take the test? How would your results influence your actions? Can terms like “love” and “soulmate” really be quantified … Continue reading

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Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (audio)

Tess has always been the “bad” twin, in her angelic sister’s shadow, tormented by her mother and younger brothers. Her family is completely miserable: parents estranged and impoverished, half-sister who is also a half-dragon, and Tess herself, “ruined” at the … Continue reading

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Reign the Earth, by AC Gaughen

Check out the Goodreads description here. I had mixed feelings about this book. Something about it grated on me the entire time I was reading, and at the same time, I was unable to put the book down. Part of … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

From GoodReads: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji … Continue reading

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Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue, by Marissa Meyer

This is the second (and I believe final) volume of this short graphic novel series that takes place after the Lunar Chronicles. Iko is the primary narrator, and she’s on earth fighting rogue wolf-soldiers who are intent on revenge against … Continue reading

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Killman Creek, by Rachel Caine (audio)

To avoid spoiling the first book in this series (Stillhouse Lake, which I read last month), I’ll just say that in this book, the Proctor family is still on the run. Only now, Gwen has decided to go proactively hunting … Continue reading

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