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Book Reviews, Literary News, and Thoughts on Life

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

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever; her best friend heinously betrayed her; her parents are divorcing; and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Books that Rock: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about. His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere. Ed, the last … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Melina Marchetta’s books are like potato chips . . .

. . . you can’t read just one. Or you can liken them to chocolate chip cookies, if sweet snacks are more your thing. Seriously. I just read about precious … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Let the Battle of the Kids’ Books begin!

School Library Journal releases this year’s list of contenders. I adored Chime, Between Shades of Gray, and A Monster Calls, quite liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and An Exploded … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment