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A Book Review By Kids For Kids

A Book Review By Kids For Kids

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel – Rick Riordan Here at the library we have a book club for 4th and 5th grade students called Pizza and Pages. Our latest read was “The Lightning Thief”. Because most of the students in our group had read the novel and really liked it, they decided to read the Graphic Novel version of the story. Here is what the kids had to say about this book: We liked a lot about this book. The…

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All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays – Cristin Terrill

Time travel isn’t a wonder; it’s an abomination. Wow. I honestly am not sure what I even want to rate this book but I guess I’ll go with a four. Ever since I got hooked on Doctor Who quite a few years back, I have gotten my hands on any and all YA time travel books that I could. Of course they seem to be hit or miss. Basically, if the time travel ~makes sense~ I usually love it. If…

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The Darkest Legacy – Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Legacy – Alexandra Bracken

You can get up. You have to get back up. I could get back up. I could do it myself. Again, and again, and again. As long as there was breath in my body, I could get back up. WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?!?!?!?!? Alright, people. It had been a LONG time since a book has made me ~feel~ this way so you better believe this review is going to be a jumbled mess of thoughts and feelings. First off, this was obviously SO…

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Tempests and Slaughter – Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter – Tamora Pierce

Ugh I am so ashamed that this book took me so long to read. Tamora Pierce has been my favorite author ever since I picked up Trickster’s Choice many years ago. Of course I was mad to find out that I had basically ruined a lot of things for myself for picking up that duology first but I had no idea at the time! I spend the next few years devouring every other book written by this gem of a lady. Alanna, Kel, Daine,…

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Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier

“The first pair Opal and Amber are, Agate sings in B flat, the wolf avatar, A duet-solutio! – with Aquamarine. Mighty Emerald next, with the lovely Citrine. Number Eight is digestio, her stand is Jade fine. E major’s the key of the Black Tourmaline, Sapphire sings in F major, and bright is her sheen. Then almost at once comes Diamond alone, Whose sign of the lion as Leo is known. Projectio! Time flows on, both present and past. Ruby red…

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Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

For the first time in my life I actually feel sorry for Carol. I’m only seventeen years old, and I already know something she doesn’t know: I know that life isn’t life if you just float through it. I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go. First of all, this obviously came out when dystopian was “the” trend in…

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Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong – S. Jae-Jones

“The music.” “What music?” That half-woken memory tickled again, an itch I could not scratch. “Tut,” she said, turning her smile on me. “You, of all people, should have recognized it. Can you not hear the music of your own soul singing?” Well I FINALLY finished it and boy was it worth it. I think under different circumstances I would have finished this a lot faster but life has been crazy and this book wasn’t something I just wanted to rush though. No,…

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Renegades – Marissa Meyer

Renegades – Marissa Meyer

“Listen to me, Nova,” he said, slipping off the chair and crouching in front of her.  “There are many dangerous people in this world.  But there are also many good people.  Brave people.  No matter how bad things get, we have to remember that.  So long as there are heroes in this world, there’s hope that tomorrow might be better.” I’m rating this four stars even though for the most part I felt it was more of a three.  Let…

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Tortall: A Spy’s Guide – Tamora Pierce

Tortall: A Spy’s Guide – Tamora Pierce

This is SO GOOD. I can’t even express to you all how excited I was when this showed up on my door step (I put a hold on it but the copy I had purchased showed up before the library’s copy!). Tamora Pierce and all of her books set in Tortall are THE reason why I got into young adult fantasy in the first place. I devoured each and every book and I still treasure them today. I mean, I…

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The Queen of the Tearling (Johansen)

The Queen of the Tearling (Johansen)

I enjoyed this story, although it is not for the faint of heart.  There are several scenes that include graphic violence and the language is at times rather foul.  The premise of the story is good and interesting though. Title: The Queen of the Tearling Series: Queen of the Tearling Author: Erika Johansen Genre: YA/Dystopian Publisher: Harper Release Date: July 8, 2014 Format: Audiobook (Overdrive) Pages: 448 pages (14 hours, 30 minutes) An untested young princess must claim her throne,…

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