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    Review: “The Shadow Cabinet,” Maureen Johnson

    July 18, 2016

    The Shadow Cabinet, while not as good as The Name of the Star, was remarkably more satisfying than The Madness Underneath. New characters and an interesting plot made the third instalment of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of…

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    Review: “The Madness Underneath,” Maureen Johnson

    July 17, 2016

    Sadly, The Madness Underneath continued to emphasize the weaker elements of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series. I’m not sure whether it suffered from ‘sophomore syndrome’, or if it was just weak plot-wise, but The Madness…

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    Review: “With Malice,” Eileen Cook

    June 25, 2016

    This book was such a nice little surprise! With Malice is a complete page-turner, urging the reader to desperately read just one more chapter. A stunning standalone from Eileen Cook that will urge me to discover…

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    Review: “Thicker Than Water,” Brigid Kemmerer

    January 8, 2016

    This isn’t my first Brigid Kemmerer book, nor will it be the last. I don’t know what I love most about her work – the quick-witted dialogue, the fast-paced plots or her incredibly realistic male voices.…

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    Review: “Dangerous Lies,” Becca Fitzpatrick

    November 10, 2015

    Dangerous Lies was… actually alright. If I sound shocked, it’s because whenever it comes to something written by Becca Fitzpatrick, I’m always apprehensive. Her second mystery/thriller YA novel comes as a great surprise; total readability, excellent…

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    Review: “Hemlock,” Kathleen Peacock

    July 23, 2012

    Kathleen Peacock has managed to rejuvenate the werewolf YA genre with her debut, Hemlock! A fast-paced and interesting story that had me turning pages well into the night. This book was part of my 2012 Debut…

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    Review: “Clarity,” Kim Harrington

    May 3, 2012

    What a surprising little book! At just 250 pages, Clarity is a read you’ll be able to finish in one sitting. With a fast-paced murder-mystery and a realistic and likeable heroine, the book proves itself as…

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    Review: “Slide,” Jill Hathaway

    November 23, 2011

    I had really hoped that Slide would be the YA mystery novel that would finally make me sit up and take notice. Regretfully, I couldn’t find myself liking any of the characters or the narrator, and…