Genre: Young Adult

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Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

Review: Across a Star-Swept Sea, Diana Peterfreund

“We can only be responsible for what we ourselves do.”   Such a lovely novel that managed to uniquely blend a futuristic dystopian setting with a sense of old fashioned proprietary.  This is a companion novel to Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars and I loved how the 2 interlocked though… Read more »

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Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

I am 50% Greek. So reading The First Third was like attending one of our massive family reunions with the second cousins, the third cousins, the yiayia’s, papou’s, the excited Greek chatter (which I did not understand) and the food – always so much food! Kostakis introduces us to a… Read more »

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Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron Traitor, Julie Kagawa

This tale takes us back into the Nevernever with Ethan on a search for the young Iron Prince. Rumor has it that Keirran is toeing the line of prophetic danger and Ethan is sought out to find him. The Call of the Forgotten is taking an interesting turn of events… Read more »

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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin

Overview This book had me hooked. I thought it was suspenseful, horrifying, and full of mystery. What in the world could possibly be happening to Mara? There were times that I was sufficiently creeped out while reading. That is the good stuff; however, this book fell into some of the… Read more »

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Review: Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi

Review: Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi

Overview This is a brilliantly crafted debut from author Veronica Rossi. Featuring a intricate and vivid world, there exists the dichotomy of two types of peoples, the dwellers and the outsiders. When these worlds mix for Aria and Peregrine, not only are we in for a wonderful journey but we… Read more »

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Review: White Cat, Holly Black

Review: White Cat, Holly Black

After getting into this book, I began to really enjoy the story that was being told. Black has constructed an alternate reality of Curse Workers that extends back into the most ancient of histories; workers populate Australia and the United States pilfering jobs for crime families like The Godfather. In… Read more »

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Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither, Lauren DeStefano

Overview To have such a rigid setting, Lauren DeStefano did a spectacular job at creating the world that exists years into the future. The best Dystopian settings are the ones that are plausible and the perfect test tube baby is a possibility in the future. Her characters are so well… Read more »

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Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Review: XVI, Julia Karr

Overview After spending some time reading this book, I was disappointed in the writing style and abandoned the selection. As a dystopian world, I didn’t feel like I was being introduced into the world at all and there was a LOT of jargon and situations that left me confused and… Read more »

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Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

Review: The Burning Sky, Sherry Thomas

The Burning Sky is a story about Elemental Mages set partially in Victorian England. I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this one after hearing about it! I was even more delighted to discover that the English setting is none other than Eton College, just up the road from where I… Read more »

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