Nov 16

YA Novella Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass

YA Novella Review: The Queen by Kiera CassThe Queen (The Selection, #0.4) Series: The Selection #0.4
by Kiera Cass
Published by Harper Collins on December 2nd 2014

Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….
Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.
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Nov 14

YA Review: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

YA Review: Eclipse by Stephenie MeyerEclipse (Twilight #3) Series: The Twilight Saga #3
by Stephenie Meyer
on August 7th 2007

Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer's riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?




Nov 12

YA Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

YA Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie MeyerBreaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) Series: The Twilight Saga #4
by Stephenie Meyer
on August 2nd 2008

When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever?
The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.




Nov 10

YA Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

YA Review: Delirium by Lauren OliverDelirium (Delirium, #1) Series: Delirium #1
by Lauren Oliver
Published by Harper Collins on February 1st 2011

Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.
Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.




Nov 08

Middle Grade Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Middle Grade Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) Series: Harry Potter #3
by J.K. Rowling
Published by Pottermore, Scholastic on November 1st 2003

"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss...




Nov 05

YA Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

YA Review: The Heir by Kiera CassThe Heir (The Selection, #4) Series: The Selection #4
by Kiera Cass
Published by HarperCollins on May 5th 2015

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.




Nov 02

BOOK BLAST: The Crumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs

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We’re happy to be hosting Patricia Burrough’s book blast today!

 

This Crumbling Pageant

Title: The Crumbling Pageant (Volume One of the Fury Triad Series)

Author: Patricia Burroughs

Publisher: Story Spring Publishing

Pages: 607

Genre: Dark Young Adult Fantasy

The people of Ordinary England are unaware of a hidden magical England existing alongside–the world of the Magi. Their cathedrals are temples to the old gods. They are ruled not by poor mad George, but by the ailing King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon. The wars of the Magi, however, are no less deadly.