Category Archives: highly recommend

Orphan Island – Laurel Snyder

“Nine on an island, orphans all, Any more, the sky might fall.” An idyllic island is home to nine orphans, each one year apart in age.  Every year, a boat delivers a small child who is about 5 years old.  … Continue reading

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The Traitor’s Kiss – Erin Beaty

Following the death of Sage’s peasant father, a fowler who taught Sage all he knew, Sage is taken in by her noble uncle. She is a natural teacher and tutors his children until she reaches the age for marriage.  Arranged … Continue reading

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Count All Her Bones – April Henry

The much craved for sequel to Girl, Stolen (crazy popular on my campus) is everything April Henry fans come to expect.  The story opens months after Cheyenne’s escape from her kidnappers.  Cheyenne is preparing for her testimony against Roy, the … Continue reading

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Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray

Noemi is a fighter pilot for the planet Genesis, colonized by Earth inhabitants after Earth was ruined by pollution.  Genesis has rebelled against Earth’s control and has been locked in battle for many decades.  Earth’s cybernetics genius, Burton Mansfield, created … Continue reading

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See

Li-yan often helps her mother, the village midwife. As tradition dictates, she will fill the role someday. High in the mountains of Yunnan, the Akha, an ethnic minority, seem to be living in an earlier century, not in 1988. Their … Continue reading

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Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton

The sequel to Rebel of the Sands picks up with the rebellion somewhat stagnant.  For every push forward, the Sultan’s army fights back.  Amani, aka the Blue-Eyed Bandit, was gravely injured.  When she recovered, Jin was not by her side … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

Alosa is part Siren and also the daughter of the pirate king and as such, quite dangerous.  Raised by her fierce father to fight, he tortured her to toughen her.  She has her own ship and mostly female crew under … Continue reading

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