Book Review: What the Moon ..

Book Review: What the Moon Saw

What the Moon Sawby Laura Resau Clara receives a letter from her grandparents in Mexico asking her to come and visit them for the summer. Her father was an illegal immigrant when he met Clara’s mother and now she has the chance to get to know the place where he grew up and his parents. What she finds when she arrives is a lack of a tv, dvd player and any other electronics that normally keep her busy. Surrounded by nature, she finds more about herself and the healing that she can do, just like her grandmother. Her grandmother shares […]

Posted July 7, 2009
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Book Review: Map of the Kno..

Book Review: Map of the Known World

Map of the Known World By Lisa Ann Sandell Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother’s secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one […]

Posted July 5, 2009
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Book Review: Twenty Boy Summer

Twenty Boy Summerby Sarah Ockler Anna is friends with Frankie and in love/friends with her older brother Matt. After her birthday party, Matt kisses her and everything changes, but they decide not to tell Frankie. Just as Matt is about to leave for a family vacation where he plans to tell Frankie about them, he dies in a car accident. Anna and Frankie survive and manage to cope. A year later, they’re going back to the same vacation spot, Anna in Matt’s place. Frankie is changed though, obsessed with boys and experienced. She plots for them to find 20 potential […]

Posted July 4, 2009
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Book Review: The Demon’s Lexicon

The Demon’s Lexiconby Sarah Rees Brennan Nick and Alan are brothers, but they are nothing alike. Nick is practically void of emotion, thrives in violence, and doesn’t quite understand compassion. Alan is the more poetic of the two – understanding their mother’s condition and helping the boy and girl who come to them for help removing a demon mark. Alan now also has a demon mark to be rid of and they seek to kill two magicians, whose blood will remove the marks. But a group of magicians are after them, their crazed mother carrying something of importance. The boys […]

Posted July 2, 2009
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Book Review: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance

Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilanceby Glenn DakinDue out: September 8, 2009 From the back cover: A spine-tingling adventure with a steampunk flavor about a lonely boy, his butler, the deaf maid, and a guardian who just may or may not be evil… Theo can never leave his room at Empire Hall. He receives painful treatments to control his illness and must wear special gloves for a mysterious reason. Completely cut off from the outside world, Theo yearns to find a way to escape. When he discovers the story of Lord Wickland, the scourge of the underworld, he learns […]

Posted July 1, 2009
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Book Review: Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins A turning point is exactly what Lucy Loverling does NOT want. Everything is changing around her, and suddenly she has to make all sorts of decisions. Everyone else knows who and what she wants to be except her. Izzie has become friends with the glamorous Nesta, and Lucy isn’t certain she likes a threesome. Nesta and Izzie look sixteen, but Lucy, at fourteen, can still pass for a twelve-year-old. But then one day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, and things do start to change — in all areas […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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Book Review: Eternal

Book Review: Eternal

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala. I have to say I was impressed with this book. I liked the way the […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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Book Review: Neptune’ Children

From the author’s website:A day at the fabled amusement park Isles of Wonder turns deadly when a worldwide biological attack kills every adult, leaving behind only the kids to fend for themselves. Isolated from the world, unsure of what lies ahead, the young survivors assemble under the statue of King Neptune, the mythical ruler of the Isles, to form a new society. Led by the children of the park workers,they choose to remain closed off from the outside world living relatively comfortably inside the self-contained park. But when violence from the infected outside world appears to infiltrate their safe zone, […]

Posted June 22, 2009
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