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Wendy Darling Wendy Darling said: " Cat + Beauty and the Beast + middle grade + unconventional twist? Sold.

And Cat says that this is first person female POV. AND THE GIRL IS THE BEAST. :D

So excited!
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Wendy Darling Wendy Darling said: " ...forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent.

Oh man, BRAVO on a gorgeous shivery blurb, HMH! *wants*
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Wild by Sophie Jordan
Wild (The Ivy Chronicles, #3)
by Sophie Jordan (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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2.5 stars How disappointing. The first Ivy Chronicles book was terrific, the second one was a stereotypical NA without any surprises, and the third? The third one is all over the place.

As always, the author writes great chemistry between her couple,
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
by Sarah J. Maas (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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4.5 bloody, beautiful stars

The adrenaline, the heartbreak, and the sweeping epicness of this story just slay me. What the hell am I supposed to do now? *weeps piteously*

Also, I imagine Manon smiling calmly as she rips out your heart. :D
Wendy Darling is 59% done with Heir of Fire: "You touch him again," Manon said, "and I'll drink the marrow from your bones." ----> !!!!
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
by Sarah J. Maas (Goodreads Author)
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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman
This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)
by Amie Kaufman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Smart, sexy scifi. Just wait until you guys meet Jubilee Chase! I have a serious girl crush on her.
The Invasion by Katherine Applegate
The Invasion (Animorphs, #1)
by Katherine Applegate (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Wendy Darling by: Kim
read in October, 2014
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3.5 stars THIS BOOK IS SO EXCITING. Kids morphing into animals, flying saucers, and allllieeenns!

We're discussing the first 3 books on the blog 10/31. I can't believe I've never read these before.
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen  Hale
No One Else Can Have You
by Kathleen Hale
read in January, 2014
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I'm leaving my original review and rating as is, but hopefully interested parties are aware of the outrageous actions depicted here: http://www.donotlink.com/framed?565100

And there's a great analysis of the controversy here: http://alex-hurst.com/201
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The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
The Cure for Dreaming
by Cat Winters (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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3.5 stars There were some nicely atmospheric moments and the period setting is well-detailed, but somehow this story and these characters never quite grabbed me by the throat the way I'd hoped they would. I kept waiting to feel passion and outrage on ...more
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Black Ice
by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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This showed up on my doorstep unexpectedly, and I gave it a chance because I'd seen some surprisingly positive reactions among friends. I say "surprising" because I absolutely loathed Hush, Hush--suffice to say that years after reading it, I still do ...more
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
read in September, 2014
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Every Sarah Waters novel is a masterpiece.

Review to come.
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Ray Bradbury
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

A.A. Milne
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Beverly Cleary
“If she can't spell, why is she a librarian? Librarians should know how to spell.”
Beverly Cleary, Ramona's World

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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