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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (ANNA, BOOK #1) BY KENDARE BLAKE: BOOK REVIEW

Anna Dressed in Blood Anna, Book #1 By Kendare Blake ISBN# 9780765328656 Author’s Website:  http://www.kendareblake.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Seventeen year old Cas Lowood has taken up an odd profession, traveling place to place with his Wiccan mother, so he can kill ghosts.  It was a job … Continue reading

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FOLLY COVE BY HOLLY ROBINSON: BOOK REVIEW

Folly Cove Holly Robinson ISBN: 9781101991534 Author Website: http://www.authorhollyrobinson.com/   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen Synopsis: An emotional and rich new novel about family and secrets from the acclaimed author of Chance Harbor. The ties of family bind us forever—no matter how far we may go to escape … Continue reading

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THE WINNER’S CRIME (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #2) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Crime The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #2 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384708 Author’s Website:  www.marierutkoski.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Kestrel is now having to deal with the consequences of the choice she made in the previous book, The Winner’s Curse.  She bargained with the Emperor agreeing … Continue reading

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THE WEIGHT OF ZERO BY KAREN FORTUNATI: BOOK REVIEW

The Weight of Zero By Karen Fortunati ISBN: 9781101938898   Author Website: karenfortunati.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Cath knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. … Continue reading

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THE WINNER’S CURSE (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #1) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Curse The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #1 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384685 Author’s Website:  http://www.marierutkoski.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi It’s been ten years since the Herran War.  The Valorian army led by General Trajan, who happens to be our leading lady, Kestrel’s, father won the territory.  … Continue reading

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THE WINNER’S KISS (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #3) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Kiss The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #3 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384739                                                                           Author’s Website:  www.marierutkoski.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible spoilers* The Final installment of the Winner’s Trilogy is finally upon us!  War has begun, the Valorians against the Herrani and the Easterners that … Continue reading

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THE KILL ORDER (THE MAZE RUNNER, BOOK #0.5) BY JAMES DASHNER: BOOK REVIEW

  The Kill Order The Maze Runner, Book #0.5 By James Dashner ISBN: 9780385742887 Author Website: http://www.jamesdashner.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: Mark and Trina have been friends since they were little. When the sun flares ravaged the world they knew, they were together, and ever … Continue reading

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THE SECRET OF DREARCLIFF GRANGE SCHOOL BY KIM NEWMAN: BOOK REVIEW

The Secret of Drearcliff Grange School By Kim Newman ISBN: 9781781165720 Author’s Website: https://johnnyalucard.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a … Continue reading

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BAD DREAMS BY KENNETH BUFF: BOOK REVIEW

Bad Dreams By Kenneth Buff ISBN-13: 978-1505465150 Author’s Website: http://www.kennethbuff.com Review brought to you by OBS reviewer LizzyO   Synopsis: We all have nightmares, but not all of us have to live them. Johnathon Clarke did. His bullies beat him. They humiliated him. They stole his life. So at the … Continue reading

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JUMPER (JUMPER, BOOK #1) BY STEVEN GOULD: BOOK REVIEW

Jumper Jumper, Book #1 By Steven Gould ISBN: 9780765342287 Author’s Website: http://eatourbrains.com/steve/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: In the story, a seventeen year old Davy discovers that he can teleport, or jump, from one place to another. But his ability only works with specific places that … Continue reading

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THE CLIQUE BY LISI HARRISON: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Lisi Harrison’s The Clique has been critical to the development of my writing. I fell in love with her brilliantly witty prose five years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Now, without further ado, here are the covers (but first, a synopsis):   About The Clique: Massie Block: With … Continue reading

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HEIST SOCIETY BY ALLY CARTER: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Heist Society is perhaps one of my favorite YA books ever. Funny, fabulous, and freaking amazing, this book totally needs a playlist. About THE HEIST SOCIETY: When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case … Continue reading

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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC BY V.E. SCHWAB: OBS PLAYLIST

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I read A Darker Shade of Magic over break. This book is seedily spellbinding, burningly brilliant, and in desperate need of a playlist…   About A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC: Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe … Continue reading

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STOLEN SONGBIRD BY DANIELLE L. JENSEN: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I recently read Danielle Jensen’s Stolen Songbird, an intoxicating novel with a strong heroine and charming love interest. I hope this playlist fits the book well! About STOLEN SONGBIRD: For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY IN YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie OBS Speaks Out: Diversity in YA Genre (Young Adult) Discussion of diversity in media, young adult fiction in particular, has exploded in the past few months. An increasing number of authors are trying to include characters of varying ethnicities, classes, and sexual … Continue reading

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INK (PAPER GODS, BOOK #1) BY AMANDA SUN: BOOK REVIEW

    Ink Paper Gods #1 Amanda Sun ISBN# 9780373210718 Author’s Website:  http://www.amandasunbooks.com/ Brought to by guest reviewer Lynda  Katie Greene does not want to be in Japan. Her mother is dead, isn’t that enough to completely shatter her world? Did she have to move to a place where she doesn’t … Continue reading

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LIVING VIOLET (THE CAMBION CHRONICLES, BOOK #1) BY JAIME REED: BOOK REVIEW

Living Violet The Cambion Chronicles #1 By Jaime Reed ISBN# 9780758269249 Author’s Website:  http://www.jaimereedbooks.com/ Brought to you by guest reviewer Lynda *Beware of Spoilers* Regular girl meets mythical creature/supernatural boy. They are smitten but alas! cannot be together because, reasons.  This is a story we all know. It’s fairly common among … Continue reading

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ONE LAST SONG BY S.K. FALLS: BOOK REVIEW

  One Last Song By:  S. K. Falls ISBN# 9781455563074 Author’s Website: http://www.skfalls.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra  Some Spoilers Synopsis: I was seven when I swallowed my first needle. My mom freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room. She stayed by my side all night. I never … Continue reading

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PRINCESS DECOMPOSIA AND COUNT SPATULA BY ANDI WATSON: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula By Andi Watson ISBN# 978-1-62672-149-4 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Possible spoilers* While the king of The Underworld is sick in bed, his daughter, princess Decomposia is in charge. Every morning she is given letters from the public to read, cabinet documents … Continue reading

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TEARDROP (TEARDROP, BOOK #1) BY LAUREN KATE: BOOK REVIEW

  Teardrop Teardrop,  Book #1 By Lauren Kate ISBN#  9780375990694 Author’s Website:  http://laurenkatebooks.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Eureka Boudreaux’s happy life comes crashing down along with the huge unexplainable wave that knocks her mom’s car off the bridge and into the ocean.  By some miracle Eureka survives, … Continue reading

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SUSPICION BY ALEXANDRA MONIR: BOOK REVIEW

  Suspicion By Alexandra Monir ISBN#9780385743891 Author’s Website:  http://www.alexandramonir.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis: “There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the … Continue reading

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THE LAST ORPHANS (THE LAST ORPHANS, BOOK #1) BY N.W. HARRIS: BOOK REVIEW

    The Last Orphans The Last Orphans Series: Book I N.W. Harris ISBN# 9781940534893 Author’s Website:  https://nwharrisbooks.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott The adolescent market is one of the hardest book categories to break into, and The Last Orphans is a good demonstration of why. Combining the “fantasy … Continue reading

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SNOW LIKE ASHES BY SARA RAASCH: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   I recently read Snow Like Ashes, a bewitching tale penned by Sara Raasch. The novel’s protagonist, Meira, captured my heart with her independent mindset and brave endeavors. This playlist was created in an attempt to capture some of Meira’s spirit. About … Continue reading

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WINTER FALLS (TWIN WILLOWS TRILOGY, BOOK #1) BY NICOLE MAGGI: BOOK REVIEW

    Winter Falls Twin Willows Trilogy, Book #1 By Nicole Maggi Author’s Website:  http://www.nicolemaggi.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Adelynne Synopsis: Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small town of Twin Willows, Maine. Things look up when a new family comes to … Continue reading

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END OF NORMAL BY S.C. ARSCOTT: BOOK REVIEW

  End of Normal By S.C. Arscott ISBN# 9781771550925 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Adelynne Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Olivia Richards’ last day of normal is just that, normal. She worries about impressing Sawyer Rising, the hottest guy in school, and argues with her mother. Everything seems fine except for that strange, glowing plant … Continue reading

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AMPLIFIED (AMPLIFIED, BOOK #1) BY TARA KELLY: BOOK REVIEW

    Amplified Amplified #1 By Tara Kelly ISBN# 9780805092967 Author’s Website: http://thetaratracks.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Synopsis: When privileged 17-year-old Jasmine gets kicked out of her house, she takes what is left of her savings and flees to Santa Cruz to pursue her dream of becoming a … Continue reading

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IN REAL LIFE BY CORY DOCTOROW & JEN WANG: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  In Real Life By Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang ISBN#9781596436589 Author’s Website: http://craphound.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a … Continue reading

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THE WRENCHIES BY FAREL DALRYMPLE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  The Wrenchies By Farel Dalrymple ISBN# 9781596434219 Author’s Website: http://fareldalrymple.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Spoilers* Synopsis: Meet the Wrenchies. They’re strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them—growing up. Because in the world of … Continue reading

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF (PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK #1) BY RICK RIORDAN: BOOK REVIEW

  Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book #1 By Rick Riordan ISBN# 9780141319131 Author’s Website:  http://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Percy Jackson has always had a penchant for getting into trouble.  But when his ADHD can’t even explain away what he … Continue reading

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ABANDON (ABANDON, BOOK #1) BY MEG CABOT: BOOK REVIEW

  Abandon Abandon Trilogy, Book #1 By Meg Cabot ISBN# 9780545284103 Author’s Website: http://www.megcabot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Synopsis: New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld. Though she tries returning to … Continue reading

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