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Callback: the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Back in 2012, I first read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I fell in love with the book and gobbled both it and the sequel up over the next couple months. I didn’t get to read the … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho (audio)

From GoodReads: At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks … Continue reading

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The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Book 4 in the Lockwood & Co series. This review will have minor spoilers from previous books but no spoilers from this volume. So this book begins a few months after the abrupt end of The Hollow Boy. Lucy is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Children's, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia

A dilapidated hotel. A November weekend. A pair of elfin-looking twins. A sociopath music director. A missing girl. A volatile conductor. An a cappella boy band. A legendary murder-suicide celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. A blizzard that traps everyone inside. This … Continue reading

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter, by Melinda Salisbury (audio)

Twylla is deadly. As the embodied daughter of the gods, her skin is poisonous to anyone she touches, save the royal family, who are protected by the gods. Though Twylla hates her role and fate, she accepts it, until a … Continue reading

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The Raven King, by Maggie Stiefvater

1. Book 4 of the Raven Cycle. 2. There will be no spoilers at all in this review (book or series). 3. I honestly considered simply writing the word LOVE!!!!! on this review and being done with it. 4. I … Continue reading

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Readathon: The Trouble With Destiny, by Lauren Morrill

Liza is determined. As the drum major for her band in a school where music funding is about to get severely cut, she needs to find a way to save the program. Enter the Destiny cruise, where high school performers … Continue reading

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The Forgetting Time, by Sharon Guskin (audio)

Noah is a disturbed four year old, and his mother, Janie, doesn’t know how to help. Doctors and therapists can do nothing for him. Noah is growing ever worse, terrified of water, knowledge of things he’s had no exposure to, … Continue reading

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Callback: The Well of Ascension

Recently I’ve been re-listening to my favorite of Brandon Sanderson’s trilogies, the Mistborn trilogy: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. After finishing The Final Empire, I found I didn’t have much to say about … Continue reading

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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

Posted in 2012, 2016, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 5 Comments