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A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones Review

A Single Shot by Matthew F. ..

Review: A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. It is a fast-paced and gritty and everything noir fiction should be. Split into seven chapters corresponding to the seven days of the week, readers get an accurate idea of exactly how one […]

Posted September 2, 2011
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Messenger by Lois Lowry | Review

Messenger by Lois Lowry | Re..

Review: Messenger is the third installment in Lowry’s The Giver Quartet, and it is beautiful. In this story, we meet Matty again. Matty was first introduced in Gathering Blue as Matt. In this story, Matty lives with Seer in Village, and has grown a few years older and more mature. Village is a place that […]

Posted July 19, 2011
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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry | Review

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry..

  Review: I recently read The Giver for the first time as part of the 2011 Dystopian Challenge and thought it was amazing. I really love dystopian novels that are smart and entertaining, but this one seemed particularly thought-provoking. In fact, when I was finished with the book, I really had the sense that I […]

Posted July 19, 2011
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith | Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hun..

 Hardback: front and back covers Review: Whoa, what a fun book! Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith is my first of all of the mash-ups that seem to be the big trend these days, so I had no idea what to expect. I have not read Seth Grahame-Smith’s first book Pride and Prejudice and […]

Posted June 9, 2011
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The Giver by Lois Lowry | Review

The Giver by Lois Lowry | Re..

Review: Eleven-year-old Jonas lives in a “perfect” society: there is no war, no poverty, no hunger, no sickness. Everyone has equality and there is Sameness. Everyone is given a job when they turn twelve, and Jonas is quickly approaching this important age. Jonas is selected by the Community to be the very honorable “Receiver of […]

Posted June 3, 2011
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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray | Review

A Great and Terrible Beauty ..

Review: I picked up A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray for two reasons: 1) I had never read any of Libba Bray’s books before and I had read such great things about them and 2) This cover is stunningly beautiful. I’m so glad I did! Gemma Doyle is a sixteen-year-old girl growing up […]

Posted June 2, 2011
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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion Review

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion ..

Review: WARM BODIES BY ISAAC MARION IS THE MOST FUN I’VE HAD READING A BOOK IN AGES! That is all. ‘R’ is a zombie that cannot remember anything of his life before his death. He cannot even remember his name. He knows nothing of his former life as a human. He lives in an abandoned […]

Posted May 31, 2011
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