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Mini Review: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes that I wrote while reading The First Part Last: I liked this part where the title comes from, about how we miss some of the easiest parts of our lives,  ...

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Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. High Hopes For Past Perfect… I read and enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales last year, so when Past Perfect was chosen as a selection for my book club, I was excited to read another of her books. Plus, it’s  ...

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Review: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler

Title: How to Disappear Author: Ann Redisch Stampler Series: None Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: June 14, 2016 Pages: 416 Format/Source: eARC/From publisher via Edelweiss   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Mystery, Thriller This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she  ...

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DNF For Now: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

Title: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness #3 Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 1986 Pages: 260 Format/Source: Paperback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy “Let her prove herself worthy as a man.” Newly  ...

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Mini Review: In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

Title: In the Hand of the Goddess Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness #2 Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 1984 Pages: 241 Format/Source: Paperback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Disguised as a boy, Alanna of Trebond becomes a squire, to none other  ...

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Review: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Title: Alanna: The First Adventure Author: Tamora Pierce Series: Song of the Lioness #1 Publisher: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 1983 Pages: 249 Format/Source: Paperback/Gifted from a friend  Age Group/Genre: Middle Grade/Fantasy From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin.  ...

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Review: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Title: We Are the Ants Author: Shaun David Hutchinson Series: None Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: January 2016 Pages: 451 Format/Source: ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Science Fiction, LGBTQIA There are a few things Henry Denton knows, and a few things he doesn’t. Henry knows that his mom is struggling  ...

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Review: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Title: Blackhearts Author: Nicole Castroman Series: None? Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: February 9, 2016 Pages: 384 Format/Source: eARC/From publisher, via Edelweiss   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fiction, Romance Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was  ...

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Review: Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano

Title: Diary of a Haunting Author: M. Verano Series: None Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: August 25, 2015 Pages: 313 Format/Source: Hardback/From Publisher  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Horror, Paranormal When Paige moves from LA to Idaho with her mom and little brother after her parents’ high-profile divorce, she expects to  ...

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Review: Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Title: Hit Author: Delilah S. Dawson Series: Hit #1 Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Pages: 324 Format/Source: ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Dystopian   NO ONE READS THE FINE PRINT. The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor  ...

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