Young Adult

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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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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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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(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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