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Ahhh… who doesn’t love a little magic to kick off what promises to be an excellent summer reading season? Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley’s debut novel is the most magical book I’ve read in a long time. This book has all the right stuff.
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The Girl on the Train feels familiar and fresh at the same time. It has been compared to Gone Girl and it is a little like that in that Rachel, the protag and main narrator has some issues that keep you from feeling like you would love to be her friend. Rachel has a serious drinking problem and is prone to frequent periods of black outs.
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  BREAKING SKY  is a YA action novel, (think Top Gun,) written by Cori McCarthy. The protagonist, Chase Harcourt, is one of three teens physically able to fly an experimental fighter jet to test its effectiveness against an evil empire set on world domination. In this story, the fate of the world as we know it is in the hands of these three teens — two girls and one guy — because their youthful physicality enables them to withstand the intense G-forces required to successfuly out-run an enemy bent on controlling the world with super-fast and super-deadly drones. Chase Harcourt (aka … Continue reading

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(avail. June 9, 2015)  When first we meet twelve year-old Liberty and her eight year-old sister, Billie, they have been abandoned (on purpose) at a sketchy, highway gas station, in the middle of nowhere, on the way to The Four Corners Monument. The meager options available to these girls are quite bleak, especially since their mother passed away and the person who abandoned them was the dad they had always wanted to know. Fortunately the incredibly strong, resourceful and almost brave Liberty has a survival strategy firmly in hand. She’ll not only keep her sister safe, but she’ll see that she’s well fed, … Continue reading

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Okay, I have been burning the late-night Kindle and getting a lot of reading done. I just today finished Wake by Lisa McMann. This was interesting. I recall agent Nathan Branford recommending this book so here are my thoughts: 1. concept — A girl gets pulls into dreams whenever someone near to her falls asleep. It was an interesting concept = 10+ 2. Protag — Janie, a girl with an alcoholic mother and lots of obstacles. = 8 I liked Janie, but her character wasn’t exactly solid. 3. Plot — finding out a guy likes you by visiting his dreams … Continue reading

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