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Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

“It wasn’t freedom she wanted. It was belief in something—a prize big enough to run for and to fight for and to keep on reaching toward no matter what.”  Why didn’t I read this book YEARS ago?! I am obsessed right now. I went on a Tumblr stalking spree last night and kind of regret it, just like I always do because I’ve already spoiled a few things for myself. I can’t help it. It’s really a problem. So yeah,…

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To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

What do you want? I want my mum to live. I want the right to earn an education. I want to be the first female scientist. I want to create my own happiness. I want . . . Okay this was a really interestingly good book. Again, I almost don’t even know how to begin this review???? This is another case of me starting an ARC, being interrupted and reading a million other books, and then finally finishing it. Luckily, I finished…

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King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) – Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) – Leigh Bardugo

“Drüsje,” Birgir hissed. Witch. “I don’t like that word,” Nina said, advancing. “Call me Grisha. Call me zowa. Call me death, if you like.” I literally have no idea how I’m going to review this. There I said it. This book was in my top five for new releases that I was DYING to get my hands on. I actually finished last night and honestly I’m a little torn on what to think. If I’m being completely honest, I’d say that I am…

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) – Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) – Holly Black

“Nice things don’t happen in storybooks. Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.”  I’ve read a lot of books with a lot of twisty, turny plots at this point in my life, really I have. I usually assume that by now, it’s going to be pretty hard to pull one over on me. But this was not one that I saw coming which is CRAZY…

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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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