My Thoughts On:  Soulless by Gail Carriger

My Thoughts On: Soulless by..

Soulless by Gail Carriger Publisher:  Orbit Books Publish Date:  October 1, 2009 357 Pages My Source:  Library Soulless  by Gail Carriger Without a morsel of exaggeration, its publisher describes this debut novel as “a comedy of manners set in Victorian London full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.” At the center of Soulless‘s “parasol protectorate” is […]

Posted August 4, 2011
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My Thoughts On:  Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok

My Thoughts On: Girl In Tra..

Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok Publisher:  Riverhead Hardcover Publish Date:  April 29, 2010 293 Pages My Source:  Library When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to  Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths […]

Posted August 2, 2011
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Mondays Bite:  Twilight Re-Read Along {5}

Mondays Bite: Twilight Re-R..

                                     Oh the sadness! I have loved being a part of the fun and teasing and remembering that went along with re-reading Twilight with everyone, but I suppose it has come to an end rather quickly it seems. […]

Posted August 1, 2011
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My Thoughts On:  Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

My Thoughts On: Number The ..

Number The Stars by Lois Lowry  My Thoughts:  I chose to read Number The Stars as part of the 2011 Award Winning Reads Challenge because I’ve recently read The Giver trilogy lately and I loved all three books. Lois Lowry is an excellent writer and I figured that if I loved one of her Newbery […]

Posted July 27, 2011
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My Thoughts On:  The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

My Thoughts On: The Emerald..

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Publish Date:  April 5, 2011 417 Pages My Source:  Library The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens  A snowy winter’s night. Three small children are chased from their home by the forces of a merciless darkness. Ten years later, Kate, Michael and Emma […]

Posted July 25, 2011
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Mondays Bite:  Twilight Re-Read Along {4}

Mondays Bite: Twilight Re-R..

                                 This week we are discussing Chapters 16-20 in our fun little re-read along and I’m still having a great time! This week, the discussion is hosted by The Reading Housewives of Indiana so come see what everyone has to […]

Posted July 25, 2011
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My Thoughts On:  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

My Thoughts On: Shiver by M..

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Publisher:  Scholastic Press Publish Date:  August 1, 2009 392 Pages My Source:  Library Shiver  by Maggie Stiefvater  the cold. Grace has spent years watchingthe wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn’t know why. the heat. Sam has lived two lives. As […]

Posted July 24, 2011
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My Thoughts On:  Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

My Thoughts On: Rebel Angel..

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray Publisher:  Delacorte Books for Young Readers Publish Date:  December 26, 2006 548 Pages My Source:  Library Rebel Angels by Libba Bray Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, […]

Posted July 21, 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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