Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reboot – Amy Tintera (September Book Club)

HarperTeen, 2013 5 years ago, Wren was shot in the chest and died. 178 minutes later, she woke up as a Reboot. She is now faster, stronger, able to heal herself in minutes and is almost completely without emotions. Now … Continue reading

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Meeting Gene Luen Yang: Author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

I got to meet Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints (just to name a some of his works) at the local bookstore in Austin, BookPeople. I had to read American Born Chinese for my Young Adult Materials class. It was brilliant. … Continue reading

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The Naturals — Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Disney Hyperion, Out November 5, 2013 Cassie is a natural at reading people. She can tell you who you are and what you want. It’s not something she ever took seriously until the FBI want her to join a classified program … Continue reading

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Uncommon Criminals — Ally Carter

Disney-Hyperion, 2011 “Oh you’re heist-drunk Kitty Kat. And you have been since the Henley.” Kat Bishop is the girl who ran the crew who ran robed the greatest museum in the world, the Henley. So when she’s asked to steal … Continue reading

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Bitterblue — Kristin Cashore

Dial, 2012 Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now Queen of Monsea. However, King Leck’s mind-changing, horrible influence is still felt throughout the kingdom. Bitterblue’s advisors have a forward thinking plan to pardon everyone who committed crimes under Leck’s reign. Basically, … Continue reading

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Anya’s Ghost — Vera Brosgol

First Second, 2011 When Anya falls down an old well in the park she meets an unlikely friend, Emily, a girl who died 90 years ago. She realizes that having a ghost around can be helpful for dealing with her … Continue reading

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Spirit and Dust – Rosemary Clement-Moore

Delacorte, 2013 Daisy Goodnight can speak to the dead…and she’s actually really good at it. Usually she uses her powers to help solve cold cases for the FBI but this time she is called into help with a murder/kidnapping in … Continue reading

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