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Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

“Does it hurt?” He leaned closer. My stomach dropped, pulling my heart down with it and the pulse in my veins beat unevenly. He was too close to me. I stood, the bench scraping on the stone beneath us. He looked up at me, and I tried to find something to say. But there was too much. It was all buried too deep. I couldn’t reach it. “Everything hurts,” I whispered. Wowwwwwwww. WOW.  I started this in audio ON A WHIM the other day…

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Unbecoming – Jenny Downham

Unbecoming – Jenny Downham

Unbecoming is a story that spans three generations, exploring the lives and the secrets of Mary (a grandmother), Catherine (a mother), and Katie (a daughter). The story begins at the end of Mary’s life, as she struggles with the onset of dementia and bonds with her granddaughter, Katie over their efforts to capture and contain Mary’s memories. Meanwhile, Katie is struggling with problems of her own; she’s kissed a girl- her best friend. She is terrified of what this means…

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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 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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