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Book Review: Made for You by Melissa Marr

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Made For You reminded me why I avoid psychological thrillers. Long story short: I'm a wuss and Made for You gave me the chills. Which, is great because Melissa Marr did achieve her goal as writer, but also, yeah, I'll be double-checking my door is locked tonight. Read More »

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (TMI #6) by Cassandra Clare

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City of Heavenly Fire is easily my favorite book in the Mortal Instruments series. I felt like it did a wonderful job of tying up Clary and Jace's story, connecting with Tessa's, Jem's and Wills, as well as, revving us up for the next series featuring new players - Emma and Jules. Read More »

Book Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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This book was quirky, cute and fun. I wouldn't expect anything less after reading Hawkin's Hex Hall trilogy, which I also adore. Playing like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in more than one way), Rebel Belle is fast-paced and action-packed. Read More »

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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'Dorothy Must Die' is the first book in a trilogy centered around the malevolent Dorothy, who after finding herself back in Oz again, took control of the magical land by teaming with the secretly wicked Glinda, and bewitching Oz's true ruler Ozma... Read More »

Book Review: No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige

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An alternate title for this story could have been “Dorothy Gale: My journey to the dark side” as we see Dorothy work her way into becoming the villain she's set to play in the following full-length novel... Read More »

Book Review: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

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SPOILER ALERT: If you aren't up-to-date with all the 'Veronica Mars' TV episodes or more importantly, haven't seen the 'Veronica Mars' movie, you might not want to read this review. Read More »

Book Review: Grim by (multiple Young Adult authors)

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Ringing-in at 480 pages, 'Grim' is a compilation of suspenseful and dark short stories, by 17 of today's hottest young adult authors. Even though the stories only span between 20-30 pages each, the authors... Read More »

Book Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

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The Taking is the first book in a sure-to-be epic new series by Kimberly Derting. I’m a big fan of Derting’s Body Finder series, so I had complete confidence that The Taking would be a great and organic story. Which it was! Derting really excels at... Read More »

Book Review: House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

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House of Ivy & Sorrow, by Natalie Whipple, is a dark magickal tale about love and sacrifice. Josephine Hemlock, like her mother, grandmother, and all female relatives before her, is a witch. She lives in a world where all magick is considered... Read More »

ARC Book Review: Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

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EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER. Nick Merrick is stretched to breaking point. He's trying to keep his grades sky-high or he won't get in to college. He's trying to keep his brother's business afloat or the Merricks will be out on the street. He's trying to keep the secret of where he's going in the evenings from his twin brother Gabriel - or he fears he'll lose his family. And he's trying to keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who is his 'girlfriend's' partner. Read More »