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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS

Book Review: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS Author: Cat Winters Genre: YA Historical/Mystery with a Paranormal twist Rating: Five out of Five stars Back of book blurb: In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships… Continue reading IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS

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Two New Year’s Releases I Adore

Two amazing things are happening on January 1st that I cannot WAIT to share with you guys. First, Justin Levinson is releasing an EP that’s crazy good. His previous album (with The Valcours) was in constant rotation while I was writing and revising my last book so you know it’s good good good. Justin is… Continue reading Two New Year’s Releases I Adore

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Book Review: FEVER by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: FEVER Author: Lauren DeStefano Genre: YA Science Fiction (Dystopia)  Rating: 5 shiny stars out of 5  Back of book blurb: Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind. Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch… Continue reading Book Review: FEVER by Lauren DeStefano

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Book Review: ASHES by Ilsa J. Bick

Rating: 5 stars Over the weekend I read Ilsa J. Bick’s post apocalyptic/thriller/horror mash-up, ASHES. I’m normally not the HUGEST fan of third person narratives, finding it hard to really get into the main character’s head, but Bick did it right. Her writing is the perfect balance of giving the reader a clear picture of… Continue reading Book Review: ASHES by Ilsa J. Bick

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Book Review: AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky

Recently I picked up a copy of Katie Kacvinsky’s debut, AWAKEN. And holy BEJESUS I loved it. She created a world that really isn’t that different from how we live today. It’s chilling, and amazing. My sister and I were discussing how strange it is to actually pick up the phone and call someone. Which… Continue reading Book Review: AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky

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Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars OKAY OKAY OKAY OKAY. I have no excuses, so I’ll just flat out admit it. I’m seriously late to the Divergent party, but I have one thing to say:  DAUNTLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, fine, maybe two things: FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promise to not yell anymore (Actually, I’m not sure I can keep… Continue reading Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Catching Fire Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And the Capitol wants revenge. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should… Continue reading Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: in the ruins of a place once known as North America lies a nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins