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A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris

January 24, 2013

I must begin by stating that Charlaine Harris is one of my favorite authors.  I first began reading her books after I read the Twilight series.  I was on a bit of a vampire kick, so I picked up the first book in her Sookie Stackhouse series (the series True Blood is based on).  I … Continue reading A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

November 15, 2012

As The Book Thief begins, readers are introduced to a young girl name Liesel Meminger.  She is traveling on a train in Germany with her mother and brother.  Her mother can no longer care for Liesel and her younger brother, so she is taking them to a foster home.  The only problem is the book’s … Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

September 26, 2012

“The fault dear Brutus, is not in our Stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – Julius Caesar Hazel Grace was diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer at the age of thirteen.  At the age of fourteen a medical miracle in the form of a drug trial prolonged her life by shrinking tumors ...

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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

September 16, 2012

Where Things Come Back is a story told from multiple points of view.  The main story line follows seventeen year old Cullen as he and his family deal with the disappearance of his younger brother, Gabriel.  While the search is ongoing for his brother, Cullen’s hometown of Lily, Arkansas seems to be more concerned with ...

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

August 27, 2012

“The circus arrives without warning.  No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers.  It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons to be seen.  No color at all, save for ...

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

August 07, 2012

Blue, eccentric child of a psychic, has no psychic ability of her own.  She lives not only with her mother, but with her cousin Orla and her mother’s two best friends who are also gifted with psychic abilities.  Over and over Blue has been told by these women that if she kisses her true love, ...

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stefivater

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stefivater

August 01, 2012

In this award winning novel, Maggie Stiefvater takes readers to the fictional island of Thisby where flesh eating water horses, better known as capaill uisce, inhabit the surrounding waters.  Thisby is home of the annual Scorpio Races where islanders attempt to train and race the capaill uisce and tourists travel from all around to see ...

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

July 18, 2012

In this first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, Leigh Bardugo introduces readers to a fantasy world based on Russian folklore and culture. The land of Ravka has been at war for many years and is divided by the Shadow Fold, an area of complete darkness and flesh-eating volcra.  With enemies at all sides, the King ...

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

May 14, 2012

Lena Holoway, seventeen, always looked forward to her eighteenth birthday when she would receive the cure.  Before scientists found the cure, people thought that love was a good thing, but now they know better.  Falling in love, or catching the deliria, is a disease and once it has taken hold there is no escaping its ...

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

January 09, 2011

Renee is the concierge of a building filled with wealthy apartment owners. She appears to be a typical concierge, but only because she desperately tries to cover up her true self: a woman who has a deep love for philosophy, literature, and the arts. Renee muses throughout the novel about the interesting lives of the ...

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