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The Rising King by Shea Berkley

The Rising King by Shea Berkley. (Keepers of Life #3) Entangled Teen, April 2014. Dylan Kennedy’s life has more excitement than he ever wanted. Son of the King of Teag, a magical realm, but raised as a human on earth, … Continue reading

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My Notable Challenge

What better way to spend a chilly afternoon when not feeling well than to curl up in bed with some great children’s books. So far this afternoon I’ve read three picture books and one informational picture book and started a … Continue reading

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Best of the Best Challenge: Week 2 Update

Wow! Another week gone by already! I didn’t make as much progress on the challenge as I would have liked because I had some Advance Copies that I needed to read and review. But I did finish two books, which … Continue reading

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. Tor Books, 2011. 316 p. When his father died, Cas Lowood took over the family business – killing the already dead. He was just 14 when he dispatched his first murderous ghost. Now … Continue reading

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Beware Of Ogres And Dragons. . . .

A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine. Young Elodie embarks on her journey to Two Castles with the warning of her family ringing in her ears. Beware of ogres and dragons, and, even worse, the whited sepulcher. Elodie’s … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka. Candlewick Press, 2009. “What if?” What if elephants could drop out of the sky? What if dreams could come true? What if magic was really possible? The Magician’s Elephant by … Continue reading

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This Post-Apocalypic Adventure Really Delivers!

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. Recommended grades 9-12. You’ve got to be both smart and lucky to survive as a ship breaker on Bright Sands Beach. Life is bleak eking a living by scavenging parts … Continue reading

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The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory. Simon and Schuster, 2010. Margaret Beaufort, the Red Queen of the title, was a driven and ambitious woman. From a young age she chafed at the restrictions her time placed on women, convinced that … Continue reading

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