Tag: young adult books

  1. Book Review: Grave Mercy

    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Plot: Ismae Rienne still bears the scars of the poison her mother took in an attempt to abort her. Her survival from that, and the scars from the incident, prove that she was sired by the god of Death. At seventeen, when her abusive father…

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  2. Book Review: Throne of Glass

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Plot: 18-year old Celaena Sardothien was an assassin with a feared reputation, until she was sentenced to hard labor in the death camp of Endovier. After she has suffered a year of torture in Endovier, Crown Prince Dorian visits her in the prison…

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  3. Book Review: Planesrunner

    Planesrunner Everness, Book One by Ian McDonald I decided to try a new format for my reviews. I hope this is a useful format. Plot: Everett Singh’s dad, a quantum physicist, is kidnapped off the street in view of Everett by three men in a black car. Later that…

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  4. Cybils 2012 Finalists Announced!

    It’s Cybils Finalist Day! The Cybils shortlists have been announced, and what a fabulous group of books! Go check them out! Here’s a list of the Fantasy/Science Fiction finalists: Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst Every Day by David…

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  5. Book Review: Bitterblue

    Bitterblue Sequel to Graceling; Companion to Fire by Kristin Cashore Bitterblue is that rare sequel that not only lives up to expectations set by the first book, but exceeds them by quite a bit. Each book in this series is better than the previous one, and Bitterblue is an exceptional…

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  6. Book Review: Black Heart

    Black Heart The Curse Workers, book 3 by Holly Black Take The Godfather, mix in a little bit of The Sting, and add some magic, and you have a recipe for a great series. That alone would be enough, but Holly Black didn’t stop there. The Curse Workers is…

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  7. Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns

    The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson Once every generation, God chooses someone to bear the Godstone, a mark which indicates that person is selected to perform an act of service sometime in his or her lifetime. Lucero-Elisa de Riqueza, the younger daughter of the King of Oraville,…

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  8. Charlie Kaufman to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go

    Charlie Kaufman to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go Lionsgate has selected Charlie Kaufman to adapt the first book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy for film. Whenever I hear that a favorite book is being made into a film, I am simultaneously excited for the film, and worried…

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  9. Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Karou is an art student living in Prague. But unknown to her friends, she has a secret life as foster-daughter and errand-runner for a demon. Karou grew up in the shop of a chimera named Brimstone, who collects teeth (for what purpose,…

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  10. Book Review: Rot & Ruin

    Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry Benny Imura was just a toddler on First Night, when the world fell to the zombies, but he has flashes of memory from that night. He remembers his half-brother Tom taking him and running away, leaving his mother behind to become one of the…

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