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Book Review: Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

Title: Boys of Blur Author: N.D. Wilson Genre: Middle grade fiction, children’s fantasy Publisher: Random House Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 208 First line: Out in the muck, where a sea … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, January 11, 2014

Author news: ~ Huffington Post: Dean Koontz Video Interview – A Heartwarming Ode to Books and Reading Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list: ~ This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Title: The Planet Thieves Author: Dan Krokos Genre: Science fiction, middle grade fiction Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher First line: The prank Mason Stark pulled on his sister was … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen; The Writing Class by Jincy Willett; and The Doll by Taylor Stevens

Title: Woods Runner Author: Gary Paulsen Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Publisher: Listening Library Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Danny Campbell Audiobook length: 3 hours and 41 minutes First line: He … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies; Once by Morris Gleitzman; and The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Title: The Welsh Girl Author: Peter Ho Davies Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Mariner Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Outside, the technicolor sunset is giving way to the silvery sweep of … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Countdown by Deborah Wiles; Icons by Margaret Stohl; and The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Title: Countdown Author: Deborah Wiles Genre: Middle grade historical fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: I am eleven years old, and I am invisible. Goodreads blurb: The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blood Binding by Helen Stringer

Title: The Blood Binding: A Belladonna Johnson Story Author: Helen Stringer Genre: Middle grade fantasy Publisher: Helen Stringer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the author First line: It was raining again. Goodreads blurb: Belladonna Johnson … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Captivate by Carrie Jones and The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Title: Captivate Author: Carrie Jones Genre: YA paranormal fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: There are these bizarre people who actually like physical education class. Goodreads … Continue reading

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