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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
" I'm just finishing it now, and I haven't seen this blurb that people are talking about but I'm actually a little offended at the notion of that compar ...more"
Justin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
by Victoria Aveyard (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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Though this book has a few problems, it stands out a bit from its YA dystopia brethren.

There is a lot going on right from the beginning, where the reader is dropped off in a society where the poor exist in a timeless sort of squalor while the rich h
" If we were all to read one book, what do you think it should be?

We're looking to change up our Reading Challenges by occasionally doing the traditiona
Justin rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
by Laini Taylor (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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Speaking as someone who rarely reads urban fantasy and tries to avoid paranormal romance, I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. That has everything to do with Taylor being a worldbuilding master; honestly, I would have been perfectly h ...more
" We're coming up on the end of our challenge, so it's time to check in and see how the battle has gone.

Now that I've become a little more patient as a
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Justin made a comment in the group Mock Printz 2015This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki topic
" I go back and forth on this one. I appreciated the art but didn't really connect with the story the first time I read it. I kept thinking about it aft ...more"
Justin rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black
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I do love me some hardboiled detective stories.

I'm more of a Sam Spade kind of guy, and have never really read any of Chandler's Phillip Marlowe stories. That turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. I didn't enter into this with any preconceive
" I am in the middle of The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black, which is a new Phillip Marlowe (yes, Chandler's Phillip Marlowe) book. I love pulp/noir ...more"
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152592 Sacramento Library Teen Book Award Committee — 8 members — last activity Jan 28, 2015 01:58PM
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4170 The Sword and Laser — 20891 members — last activity 22 minutes ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser video show, podcast and book club! Subscribe to the audio podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sw ...more
32480 Mock Printz 2015 — 624 members — last activity Jan 26, 2015 10:20AM
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3551 Young Adult Book Club — 7782 members — last activity 15 hours, 34 min ago
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