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  • November 20, 2016

The upcoming release Carve the Mark has a lot of expectations to live up to. Veronica Roth’s first series, the Divergent trilogy, was one of the biggest successes in the Young Adult market to date. This is her follow-up book, the first in a new Science Fiction duology, and it’s a very different book than those…

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  • October 12, 2016

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is a series I have had sitting on my back-burner pile for quite some time. I started reading an ARC back in late 2012 and abandoned it about a third in. While I found it interesting, I was simply not in the mood for it at the time. Rather…

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  • September 19, 2016

Furthermore is the debut Middle Grade book by Tahereh Mafi. It is a standalone fantasy novel perfect for all ages to read. I finally got a chance to read the ARC that I have had for a while. I was glad to read it at this time near its release date. It was very much…

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  • September 9, 2016

The Call is the newest novel by Peadar O’Guilin, an Irish novelist most commonly known for his series that begins with The Inferior. Several years ago, The Inferior became my favourite book of the year. When I learned that O’Guilin had a new book coming out, I immediately grew excited. I could not wait to see…

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  • August 10, 2016

Nevernight is a new fantasy epic by Jay Kristoff, the first of a series. It’s one of those books that I heard about and immediately coveted with every fiber of my being. After acquiring an ARC through my ever-lovely publisher rep, I put it upwards in the priority pile. Last night I finished it and now I…

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  • July 17, 2016

Maestra is a book I only heard about thanks to work (thanks work!). My manager pointed it out to me back in April, saying it was poised to become this year’s The Girl on the Train. I was intrigued by the premise and thought it may be one for me. At the time, I downloaded…

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  • July 8, 2016

Replica is a new book by Lauren Oliver, the first of a new Young Adult series. I was extremely excited for this book having loved Delirium and Pandemonium several years ago. After acquiring an ARC, it shot right to the top of the queue. It took a while to read thanks to some outside goings-on,…

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  • July 5, 2016

  The Girl on the Train is a debut novel by Paula Hawkins, a former journalist. It’s one of those books that exploded onto the book scene, smashing expectations and maintaining instant bestseller-hood for some time. I kept hearing about it and finally decided that I needed to read it at some point. Last week…

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  • May 23, 2016

  ~ If I might have a personal moment to share a cool related story with you before getting into this review. Please allow me the momentary indulgence.~ Two years ago, I participated in an event with Marissa Meyer at my old stomping grounds, Schuler Books and Music in Lansing, MI. Marissa was touring for Cress…

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  • May 22, 2016

Ivory and Bone is the debut novel by Julie Eshbaugh. It’s the beginning of a new young adult trilogy set in an approximated paleolithic era . When I first heard about this, I grew immediately excited. It was initially pitched as the Wildlings from Game of Thrones meets Clan of the Cave Bears. Knowing this, I was…