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Meant to Be, by Lauren Morrill

Spoilers. Julia is a quiet, uptight swimmer/bookworm with few friends and a lot of idiosyncrasies. Jason is a popular, loud, obnoxious lacrosse player whom Julia despises. Unfortunately, the two of them are paired up for the duration of their 10-day … Continue reading

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City of Dark Magic, by Magnus Flyte

This is my favorite book of 2013 thus far. It’s so creative and so much fun, flying across a dozen different genres, with a plot and characters so ridiculous the book should be ludicrous, but it doesn’t take itself seriously, … 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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Gentlemen and Players, by Joanne Harris (audio)

Note: My original review of this literally consisted of a two-sentence reaction. Instead of keeping this post primarily as a placeholder, I’ve written a full review of Gentlemen and Players, and this will be my spoilerific thoughts on first reading. … Continue reading

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The Hero of Ages, by Brandon Sanderson

This book had so much in it! It’s the only book of the trilogy that I’ve only read once (so far, because I’ve started to read the whole thing again), and I’m still not sure my brain fully comprehends everything … Continue reading

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The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Spoilers. Unlike with The Final Empire, I didn’t have to gradually ease into this book. I was already familiar with the characters and world, and I was hooked immediately. I wanted to spend time with those characters I already loved. … Continue reading

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Mistborn: The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Epic high fantasy. I’m not going to attempt to summarize this book. For the purposes of this post, my first three words are really enough: epic high fantasy. I do not read high fantasy. Ever. Most of my blog readers … Continue reading

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House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones (audio)

House of Many Ways is the third book in the Howl series, and like Castle in the Air, it is more a companion novel than a direct sequel. Once again, this book takes place a couple years after the last … Continue reading

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Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones (audio)

Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three girls in a land where fairy tale is the norm. She doesn’t expect much from herself, since nothing ever happens for the oldest daughter in fairy tales, and is resigned to a life … Continue reading

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

I’m in two minds about this book, so I’ll get the negative out of the way first. The writing was not my favorite, and the characterization of the teens seemed really stereotypical/cliched, particularly in the beginning. The plot meandered a … Continue reading

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