Archives by Category 'Mini Reviews'



Mini-Review: Cupidity by Caroline Goode May 7, 2015 | Mini Reviews, Young Adult
cupidity-cgPublisher: Simon Pulse Published: January 1, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Pages: 273 Form: Paperback Series: Stand Alone Author: Caroline Goode Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository | Amazon Dating in high school is like reality TV. It can get pretty surreal. Between the strict social ladder (geeks’ lockers left, jocks’ to the right), and silly, pointless

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Mini-Review: Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury April 14, 2015 | Historicals, Mini Reviews, Young Adult
wrapped-jbPublisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Published: May 24, 2011 Copyright: 2011 Pages: 309 Form: Hardback Series: Stand Alone Author: Site | Facebook Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository | Amazon Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and

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Mini-Review: The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman April 9, 2015 | Fantasy, Mini Reviews, Young Adult
thegrimmlegacy-psPublisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Published: January 1, 2010 Copyright: 2010 Pages: 325 Form: Hardback Series: The Grimm Legacy (1) Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository | Amazon WHAT IF FAIRY TALE MAGIC REALLY EXISTED? Lonely at her new school, Elizabeth takes a job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository,

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Mini-Review: The Shuttered Room by Charlotte A. Sherman February 9, 2015 | Mini Reviews, Mystery
theshutteredroom-casPublisher: Major Books Published: January 1, 1975 Copyright: 1975 Pages: 191 Form: Paperback Series: Stand Alone DEATH WAITS IN DARKNESS Loneliness was nothing new to Angela.  Her parents had frequently left her while they went on their globe-circling trips.  But now, suddenly, they were dead, and she was left totally and shockingly alone. The invitation

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Mini-Review: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long January 21, 2015 | Mini Reviews, Young Adult
TreacheryofBeautifulThings_JKT.inddPublisher: Speak Published: August 16, 2012 Copyright: 2012 Pages: 363 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Buy The Book: Amazon |  Book Depository THE TREES SWALLOWED HER BROTHER WHOLE, AND JENNY WAS THERE TO SEE IT. Years later, when she returns to the woods to finally say good-bye, she finds herself lured into

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Mini-Review: No Place to Run by Maya Banks January 12, 2015 | Mini Reviews, Reviews, Romantic Suspense
noplacetorun-mbPublisher: Berkley Sensation Published: December 7, 2010 Copyright: 2010 Pages: 342 Form: Paperback Series: A KGI Novel (2) Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Buy the Book: Amazon |  Book Depository SAM KELLY WAS HER FIRST LOVE. The last person Sam Kelly expected to pull wounded from the lake was Sophie Lundgren. Once they shared

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Mini-Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson October 20, 2014 | Mini Reviews, Mystery, Young Adult
thenameofthestar-mjPublisher: Speak Published: October 2, 2012 Copyright: 2011 Pages: 372 Form: Paperback Series: Shades of London (1) Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more

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Review: The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill September 23, 2014 | Middle School, Mini Reviews
thewitchsboy-kbPublisher: Algonquin Young Readers Published: ARC Expected Publish Date September 16, 2014 Copyright: 2014 Pages: 372 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived.  But when a Bandit King comes

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Mini-Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry September 19, 2014 | Middle School, Mini Reviews
thegiver-llPublisher: Dell Laurel-Leaf Published: January 24, 2006 Copyright: 1993 Pages: 179 Form: Paperback Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled

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Mini-Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins September 15, 2014 | Mini Reviews, Romance, Young Adult
lolaandtheboynextdoor-spPublisher: Dutton Books Published: September 29, 2011 Copyright: 2011 Pages: 338 Form: Hardback Series: Beloved Series (2) Author: Site | Facebook | Twitter Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted

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