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Abandon by Meg Cabot

Pierce died, then she met a boy. In that exact order. When Pierce first saw and met John Hayden, she thought he was a murderer. She wasn’t entirely wrong, he does take lives, but not in the same sense. After the accident, Pierce is just trying to forget and move on. But, even with a [...]

Firstlife by Gena Showalter

In Firstlife, death is simply another beginning. Before you die, you must decide which realm you’re going to take when the end of your firstlife comes, Troika or Myriad. Tenley “Ten” Lockwood refuses to be forced to decide. If she doesn’t choose the right realm, her parents risk losing everything. In an effort to save [...]

Ruined by Amy Tintera

I have to admit I am a fan of women who are powerful in any of the fictional books I read. Ruined by Amy Tintera is another prime example of a heroine named Em that is powerful, skillful, and mischievous at times. Em’s home world has been damaged by war and her parents were killed [...]

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

A Diabolic is a personal body guard who is programmed to do anything necessary for the person they are created to protect. Nemesis is a diabolic, created to protect Sidonia, daughter of an influential galactic senator. When, during an political power struggle, the emperor asks that Sidonia travel to the capital, the senator and his [...]

The Loners By Lex Thomas

Recently I finished reading The Loners by Lex Thomas. This is an older novel that was released in 2012 and is part one of at least a four part series called Quarantine. The other titles in this series are The Saints (2013), The Burnouts (2014) & The Giant (2016). An ordinary school day leads to [...]

Earth Girl By Janet Edwards

Can a “disadvantaged” girl survive in a classroom full of “norms”? Recently I finished reading Earth Girl by Janet Edwards. This is an older novel that was released in 2013 that is part one of at least a three part series. The other titles in this series are Earth Star (2014) & Earth Flight (2015). [...]

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

I loved Ransom Riggs’ YA series. I loved the imagination used, the world building, the character’s transformations. I loved the mystery and action. I cried and laughed and sung with the characters throughout all three books. Then the trilogy came to a close, and I was distraught about whether I would ever find a book [...]

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Another classic tale of poor peasant vs royalty or is that the case at all? Recently I finished reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. A fellow circulation co-worker highly recommended this book since we had both liked the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. Living in a world where your blood color dictates your social [...]

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I love heist movies and adore clever criminals. I suspect many others like them too, or “Robin Hood” would not continue to be such a beloved tale. So when I read the blurb for Six of Crows and understood that it was a novel about a dangerous heist undertaken by six young, clever people, I [...]

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

The Great Library of Alexandria has survived to modern times.  This ancient repository of knowledge now keeps all original books in a world where private ownership of books is forbidden. Copies of books are provided to the masses through Alchemy, and those that try to smuggle books illegally are hunted down by Library Automata–fearsome robots [...]

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