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  • May 4, 2016

Roses and Rot is an upcoming debut novel by Kat Howard. It follows two sisters, Imogen and Marin, as they begin a prestigious artists’ fellowship in New Hampshire. The premise of this book, the hint of fantasy, and the good things I was hearing about put it to the top of my to-be-read queue. I finished it…

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  • May 3, 2016

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth book and final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It came out in 2014. I bought it immediately but held off reading it until I felt the perfect mood surface. That mood finally hit me this spring. It took a while for me to read this for…

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  • February 8, 2016

Clockwork Princess if the final book in The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. It released in 2013 and I bought it immediately, only to let it sit on my book shelf until I was ready for it. Fast forward to this month and I finally was in the mood to return to the books that…

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  • November 24, 2015

I had only just learned about Richelle Mead’s newest series when a shiny, gorgeous ARC showed up at work. Ever delighted by her books and needing a new read, I turned to it immediately. Mead is always a good time for me, her ability to build a world and craft an interesting mythos entices me like…

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  • November 24, 2015

Emery Lord is fast becoming one of my favourite contemporary writers of the YA market. Her books are insightful and full of heart. With this, her third standalone, Lord examines a sun-dappled summer in which townie Jonah Daniels and Seattle native Vivi Alexander fall madly for one another. The book also deals with the ups-and-downs…

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  • November 10, 2015

Marissa Meyer’s Winter was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. After acquiring an early copy from the publisher a few days pre-release, I dove in with abandon, excited to be back in the world that I love. Having just finished it, I wanted to get a review out before the euphoric feeling faded, and…

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  • November 10, 2015

Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker is one of those books that I immediately wanted to read from its publishing announcement. This 2016  novel retells one of my favourite stories, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but adds several twists to modernize it. Instead of setting it in period the book takes place in Hollow Pines, Texas, a place…

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  • October 16, 2015

Life and Death made a lot of noise last week. Billed as “a re-imagined take on Twilight“, Life and Death takes the familiar characters from the saga and stands them on their heads with a simple gender swap – Bella is now Beau Swan, a socially awkward and clumsy teenager who is new to Forks,…

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  • October 15, 2015

Christy Lenzi’s debut novel Stone Field releases next March from Roaring Brook Press. It is a retelling of Emily Bronte’s classic Wuthering Heights, one of my favourite books. Though I am always curious about retellings that curiosity is frequently spiked with caution, particularly when it comes to my favourites. That said, when I read the…

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  • October 7, 2015

  Wilamena (Wil) Carlisle is an Aquarius. She is obsessed with the zodiac and considers her Astrological chart to be sacred. She once made a promise to her mother (before her untimely death) that she would abide the will of her chart. Eight years later, she is determined to keep that promise. One day, she climbs…