Monthly Archives: May 2013

Favorite Literary Quotes

This was going to be another Top 10, but I couldn’t leave off my last two so, it’s a Top 12 list. I LOVE quotes of all kinds, but I especially love book quotes. My next tattoo will be a … Continue reading

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Prodigy — Marie Lu

Lu, Marie. Prodigy. Putnam Juvenile, 2013. 371p. Grades 6-12. Dystopian. (YALSA BFYA Nomination 2013). The second in the Legend trilogy, Day and June team up to uncover more secrets of the Republic. In doing so they join the Patriots to … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska — John Green

Green, John. Looking for Alaska. Speak, 2005. 221p. Grades 8-12. Realistic Fiction. Pudge, a transfer to a boarding school, falls in with a group of friends by accident. While making friends for the first time in his life, he also … Continue reading

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Born of Illusion — Teri Brown

Balzer & Bray, Out June 11th, 2013 Anna, a gifted illusionist, helps her mother, Marguerite Van Housen with her mentalist performances and séances in 1920s New York. Because Anna is supposedly the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini, magic tricks have never been much … Continue reading

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Scarlet — Marissa Meyer

Feiwel and Friends, 2013 I always have a hard time reviewing second books in a series, especially ones that I really enjoyed. If I liked the first one and the author didn’t screw up, I never feel like I have … Continue reading

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Of Triton — Anna Banks

Feiwel & Friends, Out May 28th, 2013 *Contains Spoilers* Of Triton is a the sequel to Of Poseidon. It is about a teenage girl Emma recently found out that her mother, is a long lost Poseidon princess, which means that Emma is half human and half … Continue reading

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Beauty — Robin Mckinley

Mckinley, Robin. Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Eos, 1978. 325p. Grades 7-12. Nonfiction/Fairytale. Beauty is the youngest of three daughters to a wealthy merchant, when their fortune is lost. Beauty and her family travel to the country … Continue reading

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