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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: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

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Pandemonium by Lauren OliverPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: March 6, 2012 Source: Around the World ToursPublished format: Hardcover, 375 pagesSeries: Delirium #2Purchase: Book Depository Summary from Goodreads:Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free. Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and… Read more »

Review: Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

2011, HarperCollins, Lauren Oliver, middle grade, review, stand alone 4 Comments

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 »

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

2011, first in a series, Harper Teen, Lauren Oliver, review, young adult 4 Comments

Delirium by Lauren OliverPublisher: Harper TeenRelease Date: February 1, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 4/5 stars – Really really liked it.Challenge: 350+ page challengeCover comments: I had been hoping this wouldn’t be the final cover when I saw it on ARCs other bloggers had received. I like it more now than I did at the beginning, but I’m still not super crazy about it. Summary from Good Reads:Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now…. Read more »