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A five star winner!

For Abithica, love may prove to be either her downfall or her salvation.

Susan Goldsmith's debut novel, ABITHICA, is beaut
Apr 06, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Masters of the Veil (The Veil Trilogy #1)
My Thoughts:

What a world Daniel A. Cohen has created in this first book of the Veil trilogy. From the day-to-day life of the citizens of Atlas Crown t
Feb 27, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
I Live In A Doghouse
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book for review. I know. You're jealous. Here's my review:

This is another terrific middle grade book from Bev
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Dec 03, 2014
Searching for Silverheels
It is finally here!!!

Set in a small mining town in Colorado at the beginning of World War I, Searching for Silverheels is a delightful mix of mystery,
Apr 21, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
AMAROK by Angela J. Townsend is another wonderful paranormal romance from Spencer Hill Press. I really enjoyed the world building – Angela Townsend di ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
Buried Agendas
Another winner from author Donnell Ann Bell! Buried Agendas is a perfect blend of deeply realized characters and a plot that had me racing through the ...more
Jan 26, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
Found a new series to fall in love with!
Nov 29, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
The Stag Lord (Bannerman Boru, #1)
New characters + new sandbox = happy author!
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Aug 27, 2014
Double Negative
C. Lee McKenzie cannot write a bad book. Her style is so lyrical and her teen “voice” in this one is so perfect that I had serious author envy the ent ...more
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Jul 16, 2014
Blood for the Sun
Blood for the Sun is one packs-a-wallop-on-every-page kind of read. And I’m not talking just the action scenes (more on this later). No, it was the em ...more
Jun 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Angelina's Secret (Angelina's Secret, #1)
4.5/5 stars!

What a sweet story! Angelina's Secret is a ghost story, but it is also a story about family and friends (both old and new, alive and dead
May 18, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
Shattered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #7)
Started it last night. Ye gods, it's good to be back in this world. Must pace self.

Four days later: Well, I clearly did not pace myself. Kevin Hearne'
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
All Right Now: A Short Zombie Story
A gruesome, skin-tightening (so it doesn't get chewed off) wild ride of a zombie short story. It has everything you would expect from Robert Kent: cri ...more
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Jul 02, 2014
The Other Tree
4.5 Stars
I really liked the premise of The Other Tree. This book has been compared to The Da Vinci Code meets Indiana Jones and I agree! The adventure
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Tarzan of the Apes (Tarzan, #1)
I have wanted to read the original for some years now. Enjoying it more than I thought even with Burroughs' old-fashion writing style. More violent th ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
The Boy Who Ran
The Boy Who Ran by Michael Selden is a terrific middle grade read. It won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal for Juvenile Fiction.

It has all the things I look f
Oct 04, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
Prototype (Archetype #2)
Wow. Simply wow! Well, I am no longer Team Declan. I am now Team Noah. Love the world building, loved the twists, and loved, loved, LOVED the new supp ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Princess of Las Pulgas
I’m going to be honest right off the bat: I am not a fan of YA contemporary novels with female protagonists. Give me a hero fighting demons, strugglin ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
The First Time
The First Time, edited by Jessica Verday with Rhonda Stapleton is a collection of amazing shorts stories by twenty-six amazing authors.

I was so surpri
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Jan 11, 2012
The Great Time Lock Disaster (Pete Riley, #2)
The Great Timelock Disaster (now, that’s fine title for a middle grade book) is another terrific fantasy romp by author, C. Lee McKenzie. And setting ...more
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Feb 22, 2015
Life on Hold
All I can say is wow! Beverly Stowe McClure knocked this one out of the ballpark. The story of Myra and her search for the truth touched upon one of t ...more
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Aliens on Vacation
Last month, I had the pleasure of being on a live author chat with several YA/MG authors. One of the other debut authors was Clete Barrett Smith, the ...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1)
John Stephens' aptly-titled new fantasy trilogy begins auspiciously with a nimble, fast-paced tale of three siblings. Kate, Michael, and Emma have suf ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
Getting Sideways (Full Throttle, #2)
Wow, and I though Running Wide Open was good. This next book in the Full Throttle series had me staying up waaaay too late.

In Getting Sideways, Cody E
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
Caves, Cannons and Crinolines
What a great way to learn about the Civil War through the adventures of a spunky heroine. Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines belongs in every history clas ...more
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Jan 22, 2011
Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors, #1)
My ARC of GODS AND WARRIORS just arrived in the mail via the First Reads program. Can't wait to begin tonight! Thanks, Penguin Teen and Dial Books for ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
The 400lb. Gorilla
Combine the snarky dialogue of Jim Butcher with the world-building of Douglas Adams and JK Rowling, mix well with folktales and legends from around th ...more
May 24, 2014
May 16, 2014
For the Birds
FOR THE BIRDS, by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a wild ride of a paranormal mystery. The plot twists and turns and keeps you on your toes. The characters, espe ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 01, 2011
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
I am currently re-reading this series in preparation for SKIN GAME. Dang me, hang me, but I do love Harry. And I don't mean Potter in this particular ...more
May 25, 2014
May 18, 2014
Banneker Bones and the Giant Robot Bees
Another terrific middle grade book from Robert Kent! Highly recommended. And, folks, read the author's note at the end. Made me tear up, let me tell y ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
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