Genre: Young Adult

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Posted October 23, 2017 in Reviews // 6 Comments

  Ethan is in love, but Lena’s counting down her remaining days. Nothing ever happens in Gatlin.  It’s the same sleepy town with the same sleepy people and their Civil War reenactments and cheerleading squads.  Nothing happens in Gatlin… until Lena Duchannes moves to town.  Suddenly, the weather gets worse than “just” hurricane season and suddenly everyone has their eyes on the mysterious Ravenwood Manor, and Ethan falls in love. For Lena, the notoriety is the last thing she wants.  She just wants to be a normal girl and have friends and go to school.  Her birthday draws ever nearer […]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Posted October 20, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Harry’s quest is nearing an end. Since Dumbledore’s death, Harry has known it is his turn to pick up the mantle of destroying Voldemort, and that he will not be able to return home to Hogwarts.  As the hunt for Horcruxes looms over him, he has a single lead:  the fake necklace and the note signed “R.A.B.”.  He plans to go alone, and bring Voldemort to his end. What follows is a cross-country adventure as Harry – joined by his friends – break into Gringotts, duel death eaters, and are intrigued by the story of something called “The Deathly […]

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Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson

Posted October 19, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Adam’s life is pretty terrible. His mom is out of work.  His father’s left.  Their house is underwater (figuratively, not literally).  He has a terrible gastrointestinal disease.  Life since the vuuv invasion has been terrible. Then Adam falls in love, and Chloe comes up with an idea.  They’ll broadcast their love story 1950s style to the vuuv.  The vuuv are obsessed with the 50s and it’ll bring […]

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Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Posted October 18, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Everything you ever wanted to know about Quidditch! Quidditch Through the Ages is a fun companion book to the Harry Potter series.  Originally sold in 2001 as an effort to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, Quidditch Through the Ages was part of a two-part “Hogwarts Library” series (later joined by The Tales of Beedle the Bard).  If you want to know the history, rules, and teams behind the popular wizarding sport, this book is a must have. At only 56 pages, this is a quick read. This book is not intended to give you the mechanics of how to […]

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Posted October 16, 2017 in Reviews // 8 Comments

  Aza is almost definitely probably for sure going to die of C. diff. She doesn’t have it yet.  Or maybe she does.  She doesn’t think so.  But she could.  Probably.  Her mind is an ever-tightening spiral of reminders that her body isn’t her own but really she’s just an animated corpse and everything she does is actually at the whim of the millions of microorganisms that make up the physical being that is her.  Meanwhile, her best friend Daisy is in a new relationship and this guy she knew as a kid has recently lost his father.  And by lost […]

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