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REVIEW: The Yearbook by Carol Masciola

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The Yearbook by Carol Masciola Publisher: Merit Press Release Date: October 2015 Genre: Historical Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary Synopsis: Misfit teen Lola Lundy has every right to her anger and her misery. She’s failing in school, living in a group home, and social workers keep watching her like hawks, waiting for her to show signs of the horrible mental illness that cost Lola’s mother her life. Then, one night, she falls asleep in a storage room in her high school library, where she’s seen an old yearbook—from the days when the place was an upscale academy for young… Read more »

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Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr Publisher: Merit Press Release Date: January 18th 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis: When curvaceous Annalise Bradley’s scandalous freshman year hookup sparks the anger of her female classmates, three of them decide to get her back by “catfishing” her, creating a fake online profile of the perfect boy to toy with her affections. Against her better nature, introverted Noelle Spiers, goes along with her friends’ plan, hoping to distract Annalise from dreamy Cooper Franklin, her lifelong crush who has fallen for Annalise instead. As Annalise discovers she is being played and seeks revenge, Noelle increasingly regrets… Read more »

REVIEW: Underneath Everything

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Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: October 27th 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, GLBT, Realistic Fiction Rate: 4 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Mattie shouldn’t be at the bonfire. She should be finding new maps for her collection, hanging out with Kris, and steering clear of almost everyone else, especially Jolene. After all, Mattie and Kris dropped off the social scene the summer after sophomore year for a reason. But now Mattie is a senior, and she’s sick of missing things. So here she is. And there’s Jolene: Beautiful. Captivating. Just like the stories she… Read more »

REVIEW:Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

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Future Perfect by Jen Larsen Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: October 6th 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, High School Rate: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness. Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that “fat” isn’t a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is. But Ashley wasn’t counting on having her dreams… Read more »

Review by Ryan: The haunting of Sunshine Girl!

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This is a review of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Book 1 written by Paige McKenzy. Published by Weinstein Books in 2015.   The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is an interesting book, that is based on the hit YouTube series of the same name.  Having watched the YouTube series for many years, even contributing to both of the movies, Search for Black eyed Kids and THR33, I can honestly say that I am a fan of Paige McKenzy and her work.  As such this will be, as all reviews truely are, a biased writing about the first book in this… Read more »

REVIEW: Stolen Art by Ruth Silver

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I have been a fervent reader of Ruth Silvers books ever since I found her via NetGalley. So, when she contacted me asking if I wanted to read Stolen Art of coarse I said yes! Madeline is a criminal, but not by choice. Having been in and out of of the foster care system for as long as she can remember she learned early on how to fend for herself.  Recently she was asked by a mystery client to steal a rare piece of art when the the unthinkable happens. She is caught and immediately smells a setup, but without… Read more »

Rewiew: Virtual Arcana Books 0-3

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03 April
Rewiew: Virtual Arcana Books 0-3

A few months ago I found this series via the great people at Netgalley (if you haven’t been there you need to check it out!) offered by the author herself.  Recently she put out a box set of the first 4 books. The story centers around a set of twins living in a post-apocalyptic and high tech world world where even caffeine intake is regulated. One of of the aspects about this series that I like is how it follows the order of the Major Arcana (in tarot) and the cards in it. Starting with 0 which is the fool…. Read more »