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Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

★ Rarely, (and I mean rarely) do I abhor a book to its very core.  In an effort to give some structure to my upcoming rant, I will limit myself to the things I disliked the most: The title, the writing and (of course) how our heroine is actually aterrible, horrible person. The Title I literally cannotget over this title. So… Continue reading Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard

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Seven Questions on a Saturday – Abbi Waxman

(Whoops, it's on a Sunday...but isn't Sunday a second-Saturday anyway?) Abbi Waxman - author, copywriter, dog-mom, and previous ghost-writer - began life in England, before settling Los Angeles with her husband and three kids. She worked for quite a while as a copywriter like her mother before her, then as a creative director at a… Continue reading Seven Questions on a Saturday – Abbi Waxman

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Seven Questions on a Saturday – Wilmar Luna

Wilmar Luna graduated in 2008 with a degree in video editing and motion graphics design at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. A longtime fan of the superhero genre, he began his editing career – with screen credits in many (many) indie films as well as freelance work for the NFL. He even worked… Continue reading Seven Questions on a Saturday – Wilmar Luna

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Felix Yz – Lisa Bunker

★★★★ Twenty-nine days until ZeroDay. I'm counting down. Twenty-nine days to go. Thirteen year old Felix Yz has a somewhat...unusual life. ...when I was little there was an accident with a secret machine my dad was working on, and I got fused at the atomic level with a hyperintelligent being from the fourth dimension. Zyx, the… Continue reading Felix Yz – Lisa Bunker

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Seeker – Arwen Elys Dayton

★ To My Fellow YA Readers:  Can we all collectively agree that love triangles involving your third cousin will NOT be the latest YA trend? "Quinn, we're only third cousins, you know?" "Half third cousins." She whispered, her lips close to his ear, "Hardly related at all." I'm sorry but the MOMENT there's any familial relationship - I don't care how… Continue reading Seeker – Arwen Elys Dayton

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The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

★★★★ ½ Holly Black at her finest. Once, there was a girl who vowed she would save everyone in the world, but forgot herself. Seriously, how does Holly Black create such bone-chillingly wondrous books time and time again? Hazel Evans and her brother (Ben) live in Fairfold - a town blessed (cursed?) by the fair folk. The food tastes… Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

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A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

★★★★★ He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his pockets. She danced. Ove is the quintessential grumpy old man.  He lives in a little development, where he spends much of his time patrolling and reporting rule-breakers. Even when he was younger, Ove has always been...particular. He had a steward set of principles and absolutely compromised… Continue reading A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman