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Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) – Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) – Kendare Blake

**DISCLAIMER** Do NOT read the novellas until you finish with this fist book. It will ruin a pretty major thing that you find out at the end of this book. Three dark queens Are born in a glen, Sweet little triplets Will never be friends Three dark sisters All fair to be seen, Two to devour And one to be Queen Okay, why had I been fooled into thinking that this series was only going to be “okay”?!?!? I always seem to…

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The Diviners (The Diviners #1)- Libba Bray

The Diviners (The Diviners #1)- Libba Bray

There is no greater power on this earth than story. The fact that it has taken me six years to read this is a complete travesty. I have read, re-read, and loved the Gemma Doyle trilogy so I KNEW that I would love these too whenever I got my lazy self around to reading them. I swear I picked this up a few different times over the years and I don’t even know what happened..maybe the size daunted me at those…

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R.R. Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R.R. Martin

If your a fan of Game of Thrones, either the HBO television show or the A Song Of Ice And Fire books that inspired it, you will really enjoy this companion series! 100 years before the events of the first A Song of Ice and Fire novel, we meet humble hedge knight, Dunk (Sir Duncan the Tall) and his sharp tongued Squire, Egg (Aegon V Targaryen). There are currently 3 short stories in this series that chronicle the adventures of Dunk…

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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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Circe – Madeline Miller

Circe – Madeline Miller

In high school, when I was required to read Homer’s Odyssey, Circe was just one of the island goddesses whose name I could barely remember. But through this retelling she has become one of my favorite characters in Greek myth. For this story, Author Madeline Miller has woven together many of the different Greek myths involving Circe into one compelling story told from her perspective.  It was rather enchanting to be reading about a character who has the power, magic…

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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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The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Giver – Lois Lowry

One of the most interesting things about The Giver is that for at least half of the book, a reader could classify it as a utopian rather than a dystopian.  Jonas lives in what seems to be a perfect society. Everyone is super polite and has their own individual place in society based on what the Elders think they would be suited for. Couples (who were placed together) have two children, one boy and one girl. When you first start…

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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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