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The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale
The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy, #3)
by Shannon Hale (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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The third and final addition to the Princess Academy series is an absolute delight. It's no secret that I basically love all things Shannon Hale, but this one is extra special.

Miri is on her way back to Mount Eskel when she receives a summons from th
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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
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JoLee rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
by Laura Ruby
read in March, 2015
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Let's talk about Laura Ruby's new book, Bone Gap, and how exquisitely lovely it is. Oh my, I just can hardly even handle this book. The whole time I was reading it I was thinking, "This is so
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JoLee rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Vanishing Season
by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Maggie Larsen moves to Door County, Wisconsin after her mother loses her job in Chicago. Maggie and her parents move into a ramshackle house on Water Street that they turn into a home. Maggie be
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JoLee rated a book 2 of 5 stars
Death Marked by Leah Cypess
Death Marked (Death Sworn, #2)
by Leah Cypess (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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I read the first part of Ileni's story last year. The first book, Death Sworn, takes place in the assassin caves where Ileni, whose magic is disappearing, serves as their tutor. Ileni came to th
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JoLee rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Shadow Study (Soulfinders, #1)
by Maria V. Snyder (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Back in 2008 my friends and I all read Maria V. Snyder's Study series (Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study) in quick succession. I am delighted that Ms. Snyder is continuing the series now, se
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JoLee rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study (Study, #1)
by Maria V. Snyder (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2008
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Lately, I have read several books that feature a girl with an extraordinary talent to survive. Poison Study by Maria Snyder is the third in this stack of books which includes Graceling and The Hunger Games.

In Poison Study, convicted murderer, Yelena
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JoLee rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers
Inherit Midnight
by Kate Kae Myers (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Avery VanDemere has never felt like she fit into the VanDemere clan. The child of a scandal, she never knew her mother and grew up in her grandmother's mansion. Once she turns eighteen she plans
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JoLee rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie  Hall
The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1)
by Maggie Hall (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Avery West has one rule, "Don't care too much." It's a rule of necessity that allows her to deal with the constant moving for her mother's job. But it's a hard rule to follow, and she's starting
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JoLee rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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I listened to Landline at the very beginning of the year. The book takes place near Christmas, so I felt like it was very seasonally appropriate.

I love Rainbow Rowell. She write beautifully, and I certainly stayed up way to late many nights listening
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Gary D. Schmidt
“I think something must happen to you when you get into eight grade. Like the Doug Swieteck's Brother Gene switches on and you become a jerk.
Which may have been Hamlet, Prince of Denmark's problem, who, besides having a name that makes him sound like a breakfast special at Sunnyside Morning Restaurant--something between a ham slice and a three-egg omelet--didn't have the smarts to figure out that when someone takes the trouble to come back from beyond the grave to tell you that he's been murdered, it's probably behooveful to pay attention--which is the adjectival form.”
Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

Lemony Snicket
“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Gary D. Schmidt
“Think of the sound you make when you let go after holding your breath for a very, very long time. Think of the gladdest sound you know: the sound of dawn on the first day of spring break, the sound of a bottle of Coke opening, the sound of a crowd cheering in your ears because you're coming down to the last part of a race--and you're ahead. Think of the sound of water over stones in a cold stream, and the sound of wind through green trees on a late May afternoon in Central Park. Think of the sound of a bus coming into the station carrying someone you love.
Then put all those together.”
Gary D. Schmidt, The Wednesday Wars

Tamora Pierce
“There's plenty more fish in the sea than Prince Jonathan," he told her softly. "And this particular fish loves you with all his crooked heart."
-George to Alanna”
Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Elizabeth Kostova
“You are a total stranger and you want to take my library book.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

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