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The Takedown Author: Corrie Wang Publication Date: April 11, 2017 Publisher: Freeform Pages: 384 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads Synopsis: Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s … Continue reading

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The Castaways Author: Jessika Fleck Release Date: April 3, 2017 Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Synopsis: The Castaway Carnival: fun, mysterious, dangerous. Renowned for its infamous corn maze…and the kids who go missing in it. When Olive runs into the maze, … Continue reading

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Book Title:
If I Were a Kangaroo
Book Author:
Mylisa Larsen
Book Illustrator:
Anna Raff
Page Count:
32
Publishing Date:
April 4th, 2017
Publisher:
Viking Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
April 3rd, 2017
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Synopsis

If I were a kangaroo,

I'd pick you up and carry you

In my pocket, sleepyhead,

And hop you gently off to bed.

It's time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.

So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and...zzzzzzzzzzz.

My Review

I love picture books that focus on parents and their babies – especially when I get to read them to my own babies.  There is so much of a warm and happy feeling you get when you’re reading about animal … Continue reading

5 stars
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Book Title:
Alex, Approximately
Book Author:
Jenn Bennett
Page Count:
400
Publishing Date:
April 4th, 2017
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Date Read:
April 4 th, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

My Review

This book was perfectly timed with the weather here to be the beginning of summer contemporary romance that I absolutely wanted to read.  I’m not really a big spring/summer fan, but this book felt like it took those summer blues … Continue reading

4 stars
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The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: March 7, 2017 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Synopsis: A fresh, humorous, and timely YA novel about two teens conceived via in vitro fertilization who go in search for … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Nemesis
Book Author:
Brendan Reichs
Book Series:
Project Nemesis, #1
Publishing Date:
March 21st, 2017
Publisher:
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Date Read:
March 21st, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

My Review

As a reader who is incredibly fond of YA thrillers, when a copy of Nemesis fell into my hands, I was beyond excited to start reading.  Having never read anything else by Brendan Reichs, I wasn’t sure exactly what I … Continue reading

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Zenn Diagram Author: Wendy Brant Publication Date: April 4th, 2017 Publisher: Kids Can Press Pages: 328 Formats: Hardcover, eBook Synopsis: Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that … Continue reading

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The Glittering Court Author: Richelle Mead Series: The Glittering Court, #1 Paperback Publication Date: March 28th, 2017 Publisher: Razorbill Synopsis: Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering … Continue reading

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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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