Genre: Young Adult

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Review: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by R. L. LaFevers

Review: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by R. L. LaFevers

April 7, 2013 Review 2

Oh, how I adore this series. Where GRAVE MERCY seduced me into this world with it’s mix of god-touched heros and mortal politics, DARK TRIUMPH is a much more personal tale. Gorgeous, damaged Sybella dominates her story in a completely different way than Ismae, making this both a fantastic sequel and something brand new.

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Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White

Review: Prophecy Girl (Angel Academy #1) by Cecily White

April 5, 2013 Review 0

PROPHECY GIRL is a breath of fresh air in the currently crowded paranormal young adult field. While it was by no means perfect, it was a light, fun read, and managed to keep me up way past my bedtime. Set in an interesting, original world, it has familiar vampires and werewolves, but new additions, like the magic wielding channelers and their partner watchers. There’s also tons of action, political intrigue, and two enjoyable lead characters, Amelie and Jackson, to hold a reader’s attention.

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Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

April 1, 2013 Review 0

Series enders are challenging because readers expect not just a fresh story and character resolutions, but also answers to every question they’ve asked over the course of The Infernal Devices trilogy. At well over five hundred pages, CLOCKWORK PRINCESS is a large book, which is fitting since it tells not just a large story, but one that satisfies all the demands that the legion of fans this series has garnered have placed on it.

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Early Review: The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

Early Review: The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

March 30, 2013 Review 5

Shana Abe has an unmistakeable lilt, a mystery and music to her writing that transcends individual stories and knits together the whole. Like Robin McKinley, Abe lets time and distance deepen the mysteries between her books, she employs the realistic vagaries of history to make each new story a haunting new landscape.

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Early Review: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Early Review: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

March 29, 2013 Review 2

When a book is described as ‘The Goddess Test meets Dexter’ it gets shoved to the very top of my TBR pile. What could be better than a teenage serial killer hunting down human monsters with the help of the Furies from Greek Mythology? It’s such an amazing premise that unfortunately fell just a little flat.

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Review: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

Review: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

March 28, 2013 Review 2

WITH ALL MY SOUL is the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, and it’s an ambitious, go for broke, book. Half the characters have died and been brought back in some form or another, others have been violated and deceived in inexcusable ways, and the few that have managed to grab on to love have left a trail of bitter broken hearts in their wake. And yet, this is the book that promises, and mostly delivers, a happy ending.

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Review: Spellcaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Gray

Review: Spellcaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Gray

March 18, 2013 Review 2

Magic and mystery mingle in a small New England town in Claudia Gray’s SPELLCASTER, the first book in a planned trilogy that is sure to enthrall readers. One of the big attractions has to be the magic system which is incredibly cool and unlike any I’ve ever read before. Nadia doesn’t mix potions over a cauldron or recite Latin incantations, her spells require specific emotions. For example, the first spell she casts calls for:

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