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Review: Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

Categories: Anna series, ghost-slayers, ghosts, Kendare Blake, paranormal, RAWBLlinkup, review, ROMR, some romance, ya
Anna Dressed in Bloodby Kendare Blake;Editions: Hardcover, Paperback , EbookPublished by Tor Teen August 30th 2011Source: own copyJust your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with Read more [...]

Review: Blue by Lou Aronica

Categories: 4 butterflies, book tour, contemporary, family drama, fantasy, pump up your book, RBR, review, ya
  Blueby Lou Aronica;Editions: Paperback 400 pages, ebookPublished January 8th 2011 by The Fiction Studio (first published December 3rd 2010)Source: review copyChris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed Read more [...]

Review: New Girl by Paige Harbison

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, mystery, netgalley, Paige Harbison, RBR, retelling, review, some romance, ya
       New Girl (Harlequin Teen)Paige Harbison; Paperback, 304 pagesExpected publication: January 31st 2012 by HarlequinTeenThey call me 'New Girl'...Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.Except Read more [...]

Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth

Categories: 4 butterflies, bildungsroman, Divergent, dystopia, review, ROMR, some romance, Veronica Roth, ya
     DivergentVeronica Roth; Paperback, 487 pagesPublished May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's BooksSource: my own copyBeatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation Read more [...]

Review: The Firelight of Maalda (The Raie’Chaelia #2) by Melissa Douthit

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, fantasy, Melissa Douthit, RBR, review, virtual author book tours, ya
     The Firelight of Maalda (Legend of the Raie'Chaelia, Book Two)Melissa Douthit ; Kindle EditionPublished January 8th 2012Source: Review copy from the authorThe Firelight of Maalda: A story that unites the real with the fantastical and turns science into magic …Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis. There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years. During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the Firestone and that Read more [...]

Review: I Loved You First by Reena Jacobs

Categories: 5 butterflies, bildungsroman, contemporary, RBR, Reena Jacobs, review, some romance, ya
    I Loved You FirstReena Jacobs; Paperback, 212 pagesPublished July 29th 2011 by Reena JacobsSource: ARC from the authorMy best friend was more than just a best friend to me. Three words summed it up: I heart him. I’d never tell him though. I wasn’t stupid. Besides, what he’d told no one, but me, was a little something I wished I could forget… or ignore. He was gay. I guess gay wouldn’t be bad if I wasn’t so in love with him. Now it was just cruel.Stereotypes run amok in this college love story: Parties, alcohol, hookups, and breakups. Read more [...]
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