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Review: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

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09 January
Review: The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver Published by HarperCollins on October 2, 2012 Pages: 246 Format: Hardcover Source: Author Goodreads Evocative of Alice in Wonderland, this novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver is a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty and the enduring power of hope. Perfect for fans of the author’s other middle grade novels: Liesl & Po and the Curiosity House series. Looking across the breakfast table one morning, twelve-year-old Liza feels dread wash over her. Although her younger brother, Patrick, appears the same, Liza knows that he is actually quite different. She is certain… Read more »

Review: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

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The Gathering by Kelley ArmstrongPublisher: HarperRelease date: April 12, 2011Source: PurchasedSeries: Darkness Rising #1Purchase: Book Depository Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn’t know much about her background – the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip – but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island. Until now. Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town – from the mountain lions that… Read more »

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

2012, around the world tours, first in a series, HarperCollins, review, Veronica Rossi, young adult 9 Comments

Under the Never Sky by Veronica RossiPublisher: HarperCollinsRelease date: January 3, 2012Source: Around the World ToursPurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction. As an Outsider, Perry has… Read more »

Review: Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

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Liesl & Po by Lauren OliverPublisher: HarperCollinsRelease date: October 4, 2011Source: PublisherFormat: ARC paperback, 307Series: N/APurchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice—until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.   That same night, an alchemist’s apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something… Read more »