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Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

This year I finally read all the books in this series that are available in the U.S.  I may have read this one over the summer and saved the review until it was more seasonally appropriate… what could go better … Continue reading

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Teen Boys in Diverse Historical Fiction

I know there are really no boy books or girl books, just people books.  But nevertheless, when working on our presentation on diverse books for Spring Institute, my friend Nakenya and I realized that our teen historical reading had only … Continue reading

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Want by Cindy Pon

Confession time: I have a seven page document with notes of books that I’ve read and want to write full reviews of. I’m trying to post more frequent, quick reviews to catch up. This was one of my eagerly anticipated … Continue reading

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Journey across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst

I was so excited when an author from my Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read list popped up on the Cybils nominations this year!  Sarah Beth Durst writes mostly YA – I understand this is her first middle grade … Continue reading

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A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bouwman

The last time I wrote about an eligible, not-yet-nominated Cybils book, it was nominated before I posted my review.  Will the same thing work again? (Cybils nominations close October 15, if you haven’t yet nominated!) A Crack in the Sea … Continue reading

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Sacrifice by Cindy Pon. Month9Books, 2016. Cindy Pon’s previous book, Serpentine, ended on a dramatic cliff hanger, leaving me waiting a year to find out what would happen next.  If you haven’t yet read Serpentine, you might wish to do … Continue reading

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Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall

Hooray! The sequel to last year’s Cybils finalist Mars Evacuees.   Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall. Published in the U.K. by Egmont, 2015, in the U.S. by Harper, 2016. Following her return from Mars and the publication of her memoir … Continue reading

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This week I’m reviewing the books I’ve made it to from my Top 10 2015 Releases I Didn’t Get to post. Serpentine by Cindy Pon. Month9Books, 2015 Skybright has never known any life but that of servant companion to the … Continue reading

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I really loved Malinda Lo’s Cinderella retelling Ash, which is why I’d originally put this book, set in the same world, on my 48HBC pile. It took me a couple of months to get to it, but here it is! … Continue reading

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