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The Bone Witch (#1) by Rin Chupeco Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Synopsis: The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer.  Tea is different from … Continue reading

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Nemesis Author: Brendan Reichs Series: Project Nemesis, #1 Publication Date: March 21st, 2017 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series. It’s been … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Worthy
Book Author:
Donna Cooner
Publishing Date:
March 28th, 2017
Publisher:
Scholastic
Date Read:
March 23rd, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

Download the app. Be the judge.

Everyone at Linden's high school is obsessed with Worthy. It's this new app that posts pictures of couples, and asks: Is the girl worthy of the guy?

Suddenly, relationships implode as the votes climb and the comments get real ugly real fast.

At first, Linden is focused on other things. Like cute Alex Rivera. Prom committee. Her writing. But soon she's intrigued by Worthy. Who's posting the pictures? Who's voting? And what will happen when the spotlight turns... on Linden?

My Review

Worthy is a cute little contemporary that shows what can happen when an app is developed and targets the girls at an ordinary high school, causing them to be rated by their peers as to whether or not they are … Continue reading

3.5 stars
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Book Title:
Hunted
Book Author:
Meagan Spooner
Publishing Date:
March 14th, 2017
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Date Read:
March 15th, 2017
Source:
eARC from publisher via Edelweiss - Thank you!

Synopsis

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

My Review

I’ve been trying to read more fantasy these days, particularly fairy tale retellings, so when I heard about Hunted by Meagan Spooner, I was incredibly delighted and knew I had to read it.  I haven’t read anything else by the … Continue reading

4 stars
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The Whole Thing Together Author: Ann Brashares Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication Date: April 25th, 2017 Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review – Thank you! Synopsis: Summer for … Continue reading

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Hearts & Other Body Parts Author: Ira Bloom Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 352 Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Synopsis: A novel of love and monsters. Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd)
Book Author:
Julie Bowe
Publishing Date:
March 21st, 2017
Publisher:
Kathy Dawson Books
Date Read:
March 20th, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

It's the start of a new school year and Wren Jo Byrd is worried that everyone will find out her parents separated over the summer. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend, Amber. When even her new teacher refers to her mom as Mrs. Byrd, Wren decides to keep their divorce a total secret. But something else changed over the summer: A new girl named Marianna moved to town and wants to be Amber's next bff. And because of her fib, Wren can't do anything about it. From take-out dinners with Mom to the tiny room she gets at Dad's new place, nothing is the same for Wren anymore. But while Marianna makes everything harder at first, Wren soon learns that Marianna once had to ask many of the same questions--the big ones, as well as the little ones--that Wren is asking now. Set in Wisconsin, with wonderfully nuanced characters--from the bossy new girl, who acts big but has a secret of her own, to the sporty girl who acts little and shy but who becomes an unexpected friend--this is a book about much more than divorce.

My Review

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) is a delightful book that deals with a common family issue in a realistic and important way.  For any child who has ever been in the middle of parents who are … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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Seven Days of You Author: Cecilia Vinesse Publication Date: March 7th, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to … Continue reading

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Lifeblood Author: Gena Showalter Series: Everlife, #2 Publication Date: February 28th, 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Synopsis: “My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.” With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked … Continue reading

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A Psalm for Lost Girls Author: Katie Bayerl Publication Date: March 14th, 2017 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Tess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that’s what the people in … Continue reading

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