GHOSTS OF ROCKVILLE: SEARCH FOR THE DOMINION GLASS By Justine Heimberg [Review]

Ghosts of Rockville

Books focused on the paranormal are nothing new. In fact, ghost stories are probably one of the oldest subjects of storytellers, reaching back deep into the antiquity of humankind itself. Today, it remains one of the most popular genre’s out there and it comes in all flavors: romance, thriller and by far the most popular—young adult. Of course, young adult covers all the others as […]

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THE MAGICIANS By Lev Grossman

The Magicians

 I am not sure if I am getting old and cynical, or if I am starry-eyed and innocent. The last few books I read have rubbed me the wrong way at some point. To be honest, most books do. In fact, I would be rather disappointed if, at some point, I didn’t get annoyed, or even down-right angry at the hero. That “What are you […]

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FOREVER by Maggie Stiefvater [Review]

| Jul 22 | 0 Comments

 SPOILER WARNING: This review is for the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and contains spoilers for the first two books. If you are new to the series, start with my review of Shiver. Maggie Stiefvater wraps up her Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy—and Sam and Grace’s paranormal love story—in Forever. It’s almost spring and Sam is waiting for Grace to come […]

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SOMETHING DEADLY THIS WAY COMES by Kim Harrison [Review]

| Jun 24 | 0 Comments

  SPOILER WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers for books 1 and 2 of the Madison Avery trilogy. Kim Harrison wraps up her YA trilogy featuring Madison Avery with Something Deadly This Way Comes (after Once Dead, Twice Shy and Early to Death, Early to Rise). Her story actually began in the anthology Prom Nights from Hell when Madison died the night of her prom […]

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DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum [Review]

| Jun 2 | 9 Comments

Is there a better setting for a love story than Paris? After reading Die for Me, I certainly can’t think of one. It’s about 16-year-old Kate and her sister Georgia, who move to Paris to live with their grandparents after the tragic death of their parents. The outgoing Georgia parties away her grief in the city’s nightclubs, while the more introverted Kate spends her time […]

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KANE CHRONICLES 2: THE THRONE OF FIRE by Rick Riordan [Review]

The Kane siblings are back and trying to save the world from the dangers of Apophis in The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. In the time since their adventures in The Red Pyramid, Sadie and Carter have been working to bring in and train other young magicians like themselves. When Carter suddenly receives a warning of impending doom, the siblings jump into action to […]

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE HIDDEN SCEPTER By Frank Cole [Review]

The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter

When I was growing up, once I had blasted through the Hardy Boys and a few similar adventures written for the younger audience, I was lost. There was really nothing else with heroes my age and exciting story lines—even then there were really very few with a girl as the main character. It made reading hard, and I was forced to venture into the scary […]

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THE LOST GATE By Orson Scott Card [Review]

The Lost Gate

Orson Scott Card is one of the undisputed masters of science fiction currently writing. With an impressive catalog to his name, it seems remarkable that he can continue to turn out fresh ideas and engaging characters, and yet he does, time and time again. THE LOST GATE is no exception. In The Lost Gate, Danny has been raised in a group in Virginia, all descendents […]

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SHADOW WALKERS By Brent Hartinger [Review]

Shadow Walkers

Years ago, it feels like a million of them now, I had the chance to review the first novel from a new author by the name of Brent Hartinger. It was a wonderfully written book and I remember hoping that is was just the first of a long career. Happily, it was, and Hartinger’s latest, SHADOW WALKERS, is a book with the perfect blend of […]

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ANGEL: A MAXIMUM RIDE NOVEL By James Patterson [Review]

Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel

James Patterson is probably unarguably the bestselling writer in America. The man cranks out novels across enough genres to make the rest of us pale to think of the effort and just gape at the sheer volume of work. The thing is, some of it is good and some of it is… just so so. I think some of Patterson’s forays into Young Adult Literature […]

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