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ARC Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

ARC Review: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

July 18, 2013 Review 18 ★★★★

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.
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Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

Review: With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

July 16, 2013 Review 14 ★★★★★

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt…

After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she’s closer to the edge than she’s ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can’t save everyone she loves without risking everything she has. Read more »

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Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

July 13, 2013 Review 20 ★★★★½

“I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Read more »

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You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

You Know You’re a Book Blogger When You…

July 12, 2013 Discussion 42

This kind of goes along with the “readers live a thousand lives” quote but it’s so true. You can really almost travel anywhere though the words of a book. I remember reading a book about old Greek cities or something and the next day it was the Double or Nothing question on Cash Cab. So, yeah. I’m a Cash Cab […]

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Review: Altered by A.D. Croucher

Review: Altered by A.D. Croucher

July 9, 2013 Review 6 ★★★½

Reese has a plan: keep his grades up, work hard on the basketball court, apply to his favorite Ivy League college, and don’t get arrested.

There’s just one problem.

Reese knows things no one should know. He always thought he just had good instincts, but he’s noticed that it’s been getting worse. Lately it seems like something else.

Something more than instinct.

And he’s not the only one that has noticed.

They’ve been waiting.

Watching.

And now it’s time.

With his life in danger, Reese needs a new plan: escape. Read more »

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Review: The Rising

Review: The Rising

July 7, 2013 Review 6 ★★★★½

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the St. Clouds and a rival Cabal, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever. Read more »

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When I’m Not Reading: Anime Edition

When I’m Not Reading: Anime Edition

July 5, 2013 Discussion, When I'm Not Reading 26

Many of you probably wonder what kind of riveting things happen in our everyday lives so we have decided to sporadically allow you a glimpse! Be excited. Whether it be a funny story or something so strange that happened we had to share it, you’re going to sit there and listen to it! Or else. Really, we aren’t above using threats. In this post today Bec bombards with with recommendations for her beloved anime! (And gushes over hot animated guys because *drool*) Read more »

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