Young Adult

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Title: Babe in Boyland Author: Jody Gehrman Publisher: Dial Format: Hardcover Publication Date: February 17, 2011 Overall: 4/5 Source: Bought When high school junior Natalie-or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper-is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to(…)

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One For The Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Title: One For The Murphys Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt Publisher: Nancy Paulsen (Penguin) Format: Hardcover Publication Date: April 3, 2012 Overall: 5/5 Source: From Author For Review In the wake of heart-breaking betrayal, Carley Connors is thrust into foster care and left on the steps of the Murphys, a happy, bustling family. Carley has thick(…)

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Title: I Hunt Killers Author: Barry Lyga Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover Publication Date: April 3, 2012 Overall: 4/5 Source: Borrowed What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most(…)

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Title: Insurgent (Divergent #2) Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperTeen Format: Hardcover Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Overall: 5/5 Source: Bought One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while(…)

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent (Divergent #1) Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Format: Hardcover Publication Date: May 3, 2011 Overall: 5/5 Source: Bought In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she(…)

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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Title: Pandemonium (Delirium #2) Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: Harper Teen Format: Hardcover Publication Date: February 28, 2012 Overall: 4/5  Source: Bought I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life(…)

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Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) Author: Rachel Hawkins Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books Format: Hardcover, 327 pages Date Published: March 13, 2012 Overall: 4.5/5 Source: Bought Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume(…)

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Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Title: Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) Author: Ally Carter Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books Format: Hardcover Publication Date: March 13, 2012 Source: Bought Overall: 5/5    The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan–an ancient terrorist organization that(…)

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Flame of Surrender by Rhiannon Paille

Title: Flame of Surrender Author: Rhiannon Paille Publisher: Coscom Entertainment Format: Paperback Publication Date: November 1, 2011 Source: From author for review. Overall: 5/5    Bloom the weed of temptation and expire the great garden of life. Bloom the flower of sacrifice and sustain the great garden in strife. The boy who follows death meets(…)

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First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Title: First Day on Earth Author: Cecil Castellucci Publisher: Scholastic Press Format: Paperback Publication Date: November 1, 2011 Source: Scholastic Canada for review. Overall: 5/5    A startling, wonderful novel about the true meaning of being an alien in an equally alien world. “We are specks. Pieces of dust in this universe. Big nothings. “I(…)

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