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Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Series: None Publisher: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Publication Date: 2014 Pages: 225 Format/Source: Hardback/Purchased  Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Mystery A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A  ...

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Mini Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Title: In Real Life Author: Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang Series: None Publisher: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: 2014 Pages: 175 Format/Source: Graphic Novel Paperback/Purchased   Age Group/Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary, Gaming Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role-playing game where  ...

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Review: Extraction (Extraction #1) by Stephanie Diaz

Title:  Extraction Author:  Stephanie Diaz Series:  Extraction #1 Publisher:  St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan Publication Date:  July 22, 2014 Pages:  403 Format/Source:  Hardback/From Publisher   Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Science Fiction, Dystopian “Welcome to Extraction testing.” Clementine has spent her  ...

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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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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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Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Title:  The Queen of the TearlingAuthor:  Erika JohansenSeries:  The Queen of the Tearling #1Publisher:  Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublication Date:  July 8, 2014Pages:  434Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher, via BEA Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Fantasy, Science Fiction On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn,  ...

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Review: Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

Title:  Killer Instinct Author:  S.E. Green Series:  None Publisher:  Simon Pulse Publication Date:  May 6, 2014 Pages:  257 Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Mystery, Thriller “A zippy, gripping psychological drama.” ~Kirkus Reviews She’s not evil, but she has certain… urges. Lane is a typical teenager.  ...

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Review: The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

Title:  The Edge of Falling Author:  Rebecca Serle Series:  None Publisher:  Simon Pulse Publication Date:  March 18, 2014 Pages:  285 Format/Source:  ARC/From Publisher Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary Growing up in privileged, Manhattan social circles, Caggie’s life should be perfect, and it almost was until the day that her  ...

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