Monthly Archives: August 2012

Every Day – David Levithan

A wakes up each morning in a different body.  It has been this way since A’s infancy.  This is the only life A has known.  A is a soul, an entity, a person without a body or a permanency in … Continue reading

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The Kill Order – James Dashner

a prequel to The Maze Runner Trilogy The solar flares devastated the planet, forever changing life as they knew it.  Surviving from day to day was challenging beyond anything they could have imagined.  Then the Bergs came and introduced a … Continue reading

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Shadowfell – Juliet Marillier

The first installment of a planned epic fantasy series introduces Neryn, carelessly gambled off by her drunk father, and won by Flint. Soon after, her father is killed, leaving Neryn alone in the world and at the mercy of Flint. … Continue reading

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Through to You – Emily Hainsworth

Cam feels destroyed by the death of his girlfriend, Viv.  He puts up a shrine at the accident site, recoils into himself, even further away from his friends and family.  Then he sees a stranger at the accident site, shimmering … Continue reading

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Flight Behavior: a novel – Barbara Kingsolver

Dellarobia knows about death.  By the time she was a senior in high school, her parents had died, the unborn child who necessitated her marriage had died, and her dreams of going to college and escaping her backwoods community had … Continue reading

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Blink Once – Cylin Busby

It’s hard for West to tell what’s going on . . . he knows he’s in a hospital, but no one talks directly to him and he’s aware for only brief flashes at a time.  Slowly, he becomes more awake, … Continue reading

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Almost Home – Joan Bauer

Almost Home is one of those stories that hooks the reader from the first page.  It is a story of loss, struggle, and the strength of a family’s love that is told from the perspective of Sugar, a 12-year old … Continue reading

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False Memory – Dan Krokos

Miranda has lost her memory.  In the middle of an altercation at a mall, she feels a massive headache, signals the release of her superpowers leaving people dashing about in a frantic, panicked rush, with many dead.  Peter sits by … Continue reading

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The Raft – S.J. Bodeen

Robie has been raised on the isolated island of Midway by her scientist parents.  She is visiting her aunt in Hawaii who has to suddenly leave town on business.  Robie decides to get on the supply plane back to Midway … Continue reading

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After Eli – Rebecca Rupp

Danny’s much-loved older brother, Eli, is killed fighting in Iraq.  His mother becomes despondent and his father becomes even more gruff and distant.  Danny spends one summer coming to terms with the death with the help of special friends.  Eli … Continue reading

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Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

The story opens with master assassin Celaena surviving her first year of a life sentence in the brutal salt mines following betrayal.  The tyrant king has planned a competition to appoint a King’s Assassin and the dashing Crown Prince has … Continue reading

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