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Nov 04

Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth I got this book based on the strength of the first book, but my desire to see the story through to the end almost wasn’t enough to entice me to finish it. As it was, I read it so slowly that I had to check it out from the library a …

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Jun 04

Book Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth This book feels like it fits so neatly into the standard successful YA tropes it could have been written by a marketing team. Young girl (16) has to go take a test that will tell her what faction she will belong to for the rest of her life. Will she choose …

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Feb 24

Book Review: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Just when I thought that the mini-genre of dark fantasy YA couldn’t be mined for anything else, something comes along like this took that charms the pants off me. How could you fail to be entranced when it opens with a teenage ghost hunter picking up a dead …

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Oct 23

Book Review: Impulse

Impulse by Steven Gould I found this book considerably weaker than the previous two. Judging by the difference in the stars, I’m unusual in my opinion. What I liked about the first two books: Davy and Millie learn to use and control amazing powers while running from evil organizations of considerable resources who will stop …

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Jun 26

Book Review: Emerald Green

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier This book nicely ends a very well done YA trilogy that you should read if you like time travel, secret societies, steampunk-ish fantasy, or cute YA romances. In this novel, the heroine figures out one of the secrets that I figured out in the first book, and the hero and …

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