14 Dec
Audio Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Audio Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Celaena Sardothien is a captured assassin imprisoned in the salt mines of Endovier, where she is to serve her sentence for the rest of her life. That is until the Crown Prince asks her to be his champion in a competition to find the new royal assassin. Though serving the family who have stolen so much from her fills her with bitterness, this may be her only chance to gain freedom.

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13 Dec
2015 TBR Pile Challenge

2015 TBR Pile Challenge

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That’s right! I will be participating in this again (and hopefully actually reading the books on my list this time). I attempted to do this a few years ago, but I didn’t read any of the books on my list because I was participating in too many reading challenges. I think this will give me … Read More »

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07 Dec
Manga Review: Black Butler 14-18 by Yana Toboso

Manga Review: Black Butler 14-18 by Yana Toboso

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Something’s not right Weston College; several students are failing to return home from boarding school during holidays. The queen has enlisted her faithful watch dog and his indomitable butler to investigate the matter undercover.

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05 Dec
You Can’t Always See Diversity

You Can’t Always See Diversity

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A couple of weeks ago, I was in Austin, TX at YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium. It was so much fun. We had some amazing discussions, and I went away with a lot of resources and a lot on my mind. One of the best panels we went to was called “Whose Reality Gets Written?” The … Read More »

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25 Nov
Book Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

Book Review: Misdirected by Ali Berman

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When Ben moves to a small conservative town in Colorado, his first mission is to make friends. His nonexistent religious affiliations cause a hitch in his plan. Now it seems like everyone’s mission is to get him “saved.” All Ben wants is to be himself, but he can’t seem to stop butting heads with everyone else’s beliefs.

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21 Nov
Book/Audio Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

Book/Audio Review: Winger by Andrew Smith

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Ryan Dean West is not a normal high school junior. After all, he’s only fourteen. He plans to make this year his best yet, and hopefully win the heart of his best friend, Annie. He never expects to make the kinds of friendships and enemies he does. It’s a year that changes lives in the most devastating ways.

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29 Oct
Book Review: Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

Book Review: Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett

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It’s coming up on the one year anniversary of her uncle’s death, and Anna still hasn’t worked through her grief in a healthy way. Joe was more than an uncle to her. He was practically her brother, and he was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of her writing. His death takes away so many things from Anna, but it also helps her recognize some truths about life and herself.

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28 Oct
Audio Review: Lirael by Garth Nix

Audio Review: Lirael by Garth Nix

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Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr, but she’s never gained the sight like the rest of the adult Clayr. Her assignment as a librarian takes her into rarely traversed places of the Glacier, where she learns her true fate doesn’t involve the sight at all.

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27 Oct
Comic Review: Saga v. 1-3

Comic Review: Saga v. 1-3

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Alana and Marko were never meant to end up together. They’re from opposites sides of a bloody, galactic war. They’re sick of all the fighting, though, and they just want to be together and raise their daughter in safety. The worlds they’re from, however, don’t like their relationship or their offspring.

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21 Oct
Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Graphic Novel Review: In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

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Anda joins a guild of female gamers on an MMORPG called Coarsegold Online. She and one of the guild members start killing off gold farmers to keep the game on even ground. After a short conversation with one of the farmers, Anda realized there’s more behind the scenes of gold farming than she thought. Her unlikely friendship with a boy across the world leads Anda to have some misunderstandings and make some mistakes that cost much more than her Coursegold account and her place in the guild.

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