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A Turn of Light by Julie E. Czerneda

Title: A Turn of Light Author: Julie E. Czerneda Publisher: DAW Format: Paperback Source: From Penguin Canada for review Overall: 5/5  The village of Marrowdell is an isolated pioneer community, but it is also the place where two worlds overlap, and at the turn of light–sunset–the world of magic known as the Verge can briefly(…)

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Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Title: Days of Blood and Starlight Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Publication Date: November 6, 2012 Source: Borrowed Overall: 4/5  Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world.(…)

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Terminal Blend by Lori Pescatore

Title: Terminal Blend Author: Lori Pescatore Publisher: CreateSpace Format: Paperback Publication Date: October 26, 2012 Overall: 5/5  Source: From author for review. An Epic battle is brewing. Can Julie’s newly unleashed abilities help save her and her friends? Prepare for a war of otherworldly proportions where the unexpected becomes the norm and nothing is what(…)

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Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Title: Withering Tights Author: Louise Rennison Publisher: HarperTeen Format: Hardcover Publication Date: June 28, 2011 Source: Borrowed Overall: 4.5/5  Bestselling author Rennison (“The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson”) returns with a brand-new series. Readers meet Tallulah as she embarks on a program at a quirky performing arts boarding school in the far north of England, where(…)

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Amarok by Angela J. Townsend

Title: Amarok Author: Angela J. Townsend Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Format: ARC Publication Date: November 20, 2012 Overall: 5/5 Source: From Publisher For Review Emma’s life has been hell since she moved from sunny California to a remote Alaskan town. Abandoned by her father and living with the guilt of causing her mother’s death, she(…)

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Will by Maria Boyd

Title: Will Author: Maria Boyd Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Publication Date: July 13, 2010 Source: Borrowed Overall: 4.5/5  THE CRIME It all started when Will mooned the girls’ school bus. It wasn’t his finest moment. And it’s the last time William Armstrong will sully the St. Andrew’s community, says Principal Waddlehead-er,(…)

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Format: Hardcover Publication Date: September 27, 2011 Source: Borrowed Overall: 3/5  Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.In a dark and dusty shop, a(…)

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Send by Patty Blount

Title: Send Author: Patty Blount Publisher: Sourcebooks Format: Paperback Source: From publisher for review Overall: 5/5  To keep his secrets, all he has to do is listen to the voice in his head and just walk away… On his first day at his new high school, Dan stops a bully from beating up a kid(…)

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Bootlicker by Steve Piacente

Title: Bootlicker Author: Steve Piacente Publisher: 9 to 1 Press Format: Paperback Source: From author for review Overall: 5/5  In the summer of 1959, two black teens hoping to sneak a beer in the South Carolina woods chance on a lynching led by the local judge. One bolts. The other, Ike Washington, freezes and winds(…)

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(You) Set Me on Fire by Mariko Tamaki

Title: (You) Set Me on Fire Author: Mariko Tamaki Publisher: RazOrbill Canada Format: ARC Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Overall: 4/5  This is a story about college, about fire and also about love. Allison Lee is seventeen and off to college in the fall. So far, she’s been in love once (total catastrophe) and on(…)

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