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Shadow by Ilsa J. Bick

The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive. Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Book Two in the Divergent trilogy)

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Books That Rock: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Queen’s Thief Week @ Chachic’s Book Nook

Attention fans of Megan Whalen Turner’s brilliant Queen’s Thief series : The lovely Chachic is hosting a celebration of this series over at her blog this week. Highlights include posts … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (spoilers ahead — avoid like the plague if you haven’t read Finnikin of the Rock)

Blood sings to blood, Froi . . . those born last will make the first . . . for Charyn will be barren no more . . . Three years … Continue reading

October 31, 2011 · 2 Comments

Books that Rock: Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh to save his kingdom. He stands on the rock of the … Continue reading

October 12, 2011 · Leave a comment