Young Adult

Truly Madly Deadly Review

Truly Madly Deadly Review

Title: Truly Madly Deadly Author: Hannah Jayne Publisher: Sourcebooks Format: ebook Publication Date: July 2013 Overall: 4 out 5 stars They Said It Was An Accident… Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car(…)

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Creeps by Darren Hynes

Creeps by Darren Hynes

Title: Creeps Author: Darren Hynes Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Canada Format: Electronic ARC Source:  From Publisher, For Review (via Netgalley) Overall: 4/5  Fifteen-year-old Wayne Pumphrey wishes he were courageous enough to actually send the heartfelt letters he writes to friends and family. He also wishes his father would drive on the right side of the street, his mother would stop packing(…)

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The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

Title: The Weight of Souls Author: Bryony Pearce Publication Date: August 6th, 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Format: Electronic ARC Source: From Publisher, For Review (via Netgalley) Overall: 3/5  16 year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has(…)

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School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Title: School Spirits Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Disney Hyperion Format: Hardcover Source: Bought Overall: 4/5  Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break. Izzy and(…)

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

Title: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There Author: Catherynne M. Valente Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Format: Hardcover Source: Borrowed Overall: 4/5  September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows—and their magic—to(…)

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Banish by Nicola Marsh

Banish by Nicola Marsh

Title: Banish Author: Nicola Marsh Publisher: HarlequinTEEN Australia Format: Electronic ARC Source: From Publisher, For Review (via Netgalley) Release Date: August 1st, 2013 Overall: 4/5  Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit… and save her soul.  After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown(…)

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Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

Title: Loki’s Wolves Author: K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr Publisher: Atom Format: Hardcover Source: Borrowed Overall: 4/5 In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters–wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span(…)

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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente

Title: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Author: Catherynne M. Valente Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Format: Hardcover Source: Borrowed Overall: 5/5  Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met(…)

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: HarperTEEN Format: Paperback Source: Purchased Overall: 5/5  Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else,(…)

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Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

Title: Paper Covers Rock  Author: Jenny Hubbard  Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers  Format: Paperback  Publication Date: June 14, 2011  Source: Borrowed  Overall: 4.5/5  At the beginning of his junior year at a boys’ boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn,(…)

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