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Title: The Shade of the Moon Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer Genre: Dystopia, Post-Apocalypse, Science Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Publication Date: August 2013 Hardcover: 304 Pages The eagerly awaited addition to the series begun with the New York Times best-seller Life As We Knew It, in which a meteor knocks the […]
It’s Friday so this means we are over at Kirkus! This week, Thea reviews Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett… …a superhero novel that, unfortunately, isn’t very good, and calls to mind the very worst stereotypes in superhero fiction. Head over to Kirkus to get the full scoop. NOTE: The Kirkus review is missing this […]
Title: Keeper of the Lost Cities Author: Shannon Messenger Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade/Young Adult Publisher: Aladdin Publication date: October 2012 Hardcover: 496 pages Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain. Everything changes the day she meets […]
Title: The Peculiars Author: Maureen Doyle McQuerry Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Amulet Books Publication date: May 1st 2012 Hardcover: 354 pages This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance. On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into […]
Title: Daughter of the Centaurs Author: Kate Klimo Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantast, Young Adult Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Publication date: January 24th 2012 Hardcover: 384 pages Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by […]
Title: The Midnight Palace Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón (translated by Julia Graves) Genre: Mystery, Historical, Speculative Fiction, Horror, Young Adult Publisher: Little, Brown (US) / Orion (UK) Publication date: May 30 2011 / June 2 2011 Hardcover: 306 pages In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery…. Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The […]
Title: Mermaid Author: Carolyn Turgeon Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Broadway (US) / Headline (UK) Publication date: March 2011 Paperback: 352 pages While in hiding at a remote convent, a king’s daughter sees a magical being dragging a shipwrecked man to the shore. The creature is a mermaid princess – the youngest daughter of the Sea Queen […]
Title: Hush, Hush Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Genre: YA (Urban Fantasy) Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children Publishing Date: October 13 (US) / October 29 (UK) Hardcover: 400 pages Stand Alone or series: first in a planned duology Why did I read the book: I love the cover and the premise. Plus the hype surrounding the book. […]
Title: What a Pirate Desires Author: Michelle Beattie Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Berkley Sensation Publication Date: December 2008 Paperback: 304 pages Stand Alone/Series: Stand alone Summary: When her family was murdered by the brigand named Dervish, all that Samantha Fine cherished was swept away in the churning waters of the Caribbean. Driven by revenge, she […]
Title: Phenomenal Girl 5 Author: A. J. Menden Genre: Part of the Shomi line by Dorchester Publishing – it is basically, paranormal romance. Stand Alone/ Series: Book 1 of EHJ (Elite Hands of Justice) series. Summary:Lainey Livingston has just been made a member of the Elite Hands of Justice, the world’s premiere cadre of superheroes. […]
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