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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: 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

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

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

Books that Rock: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (the ‘it’s about freakin’ time’ edition)

Melina Marchetta’s brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling. much loved book Saving Francesca — only this time it’s five years … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: Divergent by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior’s Dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity … Continue reading

September 13, 2011 · Leave a comment