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DNF: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

There were several reasons why I didn’t finish Alice in Zombieland, but I think the thing that bothers me the most is that I had this idea of this great Alice in Wonderland retelling in my head, something akin to all the great zombie books and TV shows out there, and then it’s not even an Alice in Wonderland retelling at all. So I  ...

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Manga Mini Review: Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 and Pumpkin Scissors 1

Title: Attack on Titan, Vol. 1Author: Hajime IsayamaSeries: Attack on Titan #1Publisher: Kodansha ComicsPublication Date: 2010Pages: 193Format/Source: Paperback Manga/Library Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the  ...

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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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DNF: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Obsidian Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Series: Lux #1 Publisher: Entangled Teen Publication Date: 2011 Pages: 335 Format/Source: Ebook/Gift from a friend Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to  ...

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Short and Tweet Review: This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol

Title:  This Is How It Ends Author:  Jen Nadol Series:  None Publisher:  Simon Pulse Publication Date:  October 7, 2014 Pages:  320 Format/Source:  eARC/From publisher via Edelweiss   Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley  ...

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DNF: Compulsion by Martina Boone

Title:  Compulsion Author:  Martina Boone Series:  The Heirs of Watson Island #1 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Publication Date:  October 28, 2014 Pages:  433 Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Fantasy, Paranormal Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner  ...

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Mini Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Title:  JackabyAuthor:  William RitterSeries:  Jackaby #1Publisher:  Algonquin Young ReadersPublication Date:  September 16, 2014Pages:  299Format/Source:  ARC/From publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist,” Jackaby said. “I have a gift that allows me to see truth where  ...

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