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Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue picks up eight years after Graceling left off, when Katsa and Po rescued Bitterblue from her evil father, King Leck of Montsea.  Queen Bitterblue is eighteen now and feels the enormity of repairing and ruling her country after Leck’s … Continue reading

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The Lady of the Rivers – Philippa Gregory

Once again, Philippa Gregory has wonderfully recreated life among the royals in the fifteenth century.  This is the third volume in the Cousins’ War series, but the first chronologically.  It’s a prequel to The White Queen and tells the story … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Life – Katie Dale

Someone Else’s Life is a thoughtful story designed to keep the reader intrigued.  Rosie, a British teen, loses her mother to Huntington’s  Disease, a degenerative genetic disease that affects cognition and motor skills.  Rosie begins the genetic testing that will … Continue reading

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Froi of the Exiles – Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock is one of my favorite political fantasy books and I have listed it under the fantasy tab.  I was thrilled to get the galley for the sequel, Froi of the Exiles.  It is highly recommended to … Continue reading

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Slide – Jill Hathaway

Slide will be a big hit in the young adult market.  Twisty mysteries are always good and this one has a unique way of delivering the clues, the pieces to solve the mystery.  Sylvia (Vee) suffers from narcolepsy.  When she … Continue reading

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again – Frank Cottrell Boyce

I am a fan of the author’s writing, especially Cosmic, and I have such fond memories of Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, that I was eager to read this new book.  Before reading it, I pulled … Continue reading

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The Night She Disappeared – April Henry

Wow!  Another book by April Henry that does not disappoint.  Kayla is out at night making a pizza delivery and does not come back.  Her panicked co-worker, Drew calls the police.  It looks like the abductor initially targeted Gabie, another … Continue reading

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