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A review of You by Caroline Kepnes

This debut, chilling novel was listed by Suspense Magazine's as one of the Best Books of 2014. Follow along with Joe Goldberg, as he creates his true love story after spying Guinevere Beck in his bookstore. All he has to do is Google the name off her credit card. What starts off as something you or I can perhaps imagine doing with a guilty conscious, becomes a game of cat and mouse, where the mouse can't even fathom there being a ...read more

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November 18, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Fear of assassination attempts have caused Kelsea, future Queen of Tearling, to be hidden away from the world with only the guidance, education, and protection of an elderly couple until her 19th birthday. As she embarks on her unique and vulnerable journey to ascend and keep the throne, Kelsea quickly realizes that she'll need more than her book smarts to gain the trust of this kingdom. What unfolds is a stark and beautiful narration of Kelsea's growth into a confident and just leader as she ...read more

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October 30, 2015 | 1 comment
A review of Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly is a story of a girl with no one besides her father, a scientist that created her for a greater purpose, who she adores and tries to please above all else. For there's something special about Kymera- she is a perfect combination of human, bird, cat and snake. As the reader experiences Kymera's expanding understanding of the world, there's a growing sense of unease that things aren't what she's been led to believe. Kymera is isolated from the ...read more

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October 6, 2015 | 0 comments
A review of The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

The book The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, is a dark and gripping story based loosely on the real Kowloon Walled City that used to exist (until 1994) in Hong Kong, China. This city was the densest settlement on the planet, boasting 33,000 people trying to live in the space of one city block. This led to some interesting developments: buildings were stacked on top of each other over and over again, the Triad gangs controlled dens of prostitution and gambling, and citizens ...read more

Reviewed by Carrie on
September 21, 2015 | 0 comments