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Alone Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Balog, Cyn. Alone. Sourcebooks Fire, November 2017. 288p. $17.99. 978-1-4926-5547-3. When her mother inherits the Bismarck-Chisholm Home, a creepy “murder” mansion on Solitude Mountain, Seda is happy to escape Boston and appointments with her shrink.... (Continue reading)

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Yee, F. C. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo. Amulet/Abrams, August 2017. 320p. $18.99. 978-1-4197-2548-7. When the new kid, Quentin, announces that Genie Lo belongs to him, she discovers he is Sun Wukong, or the mythical... (Continue reading)

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Beasts Made of Night is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Onyebuchi, Tochi. Beasts Made of Night. Razorbill/Penguin Random House,  November 2017. 304p. $17.99. 978-0-448-49390-9. The titular beasts are the embodiments of sin, drawn out of their hosts and then killed by aki (sin-eaters) who literally... (Continue reading)

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth is a Perfect Ten!

Roth, Veronica. Carve the Mark. Katherine Tegen/ HarperCollins, 2017. 480p. $22.99.  978-0-06-234863-0. 5Q 5P J S                                                      This dystopia is galaxy-wide. Nine major planets are bound by a “currentstream” flowing through every living thing. This currentstream endows the children of favored... (Continue reading)

Hunted by Meagan Spooner is a Perfect Ten!

Spooner, Meagan. Hunted. HarperTeen, 2017. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-06-242228-6. 5Q 5P M J S Yeva, called Beauty by her father, is the youngest of a wealthy merchant’s three daughters and the only one who loves hunting with him. One day he... (Continue reading)

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Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 by Neal Shusterman is a Perfect Ten!

Shusterman, Neal. Scythe: Arc of a Scythe, Book 1. Simon & Schuster, 2016. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4424-7242-6. 5Q 5P S NA In this gripping and disturbing novel of an immortal and perfected humanity, all knowledge is controlled and kept by the... (Continue reading)

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Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A. E. Kaplan Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S Kaplan, A.E. Grendel’s Guide to Love and War. Knopf/Penguin Random House, 2017. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-399-55554-1. In this modern-day Beowulf, set in a Virginia retirement mecca where death among the neighbors is usual, the hilariously wry, first-person narrator,... (Continue reading)

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Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe Review

4Q 4P M J Glewwe, Eleanor. Wildings. Viking/Penguin Random House, 2016. 336p. $16.99. 978-0-451-46885-7. Twins Rivka and Arik have been brought up in a system that requires all children to be tested for magic on their tenth birthday.  Most have... (Continue reading)

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Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King Review

5Q 4P J S King, A. S. Still Life with Tornado. Dutton/Penguin Random House, 2016. 304p. $17.99. 978-1-101-99488-7. Sarah is sixteen but meets herself at ages ten, twenty-three, and forty as she begins to completely unravel in this powerful novel. She... (Continue reading)

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Online-Only Book Reviews Archives

Click on the “This Week in Reviews” links to access the full reviews and ratings of the titles listed below each link. This Week in Reviews: May 9, 2012 Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-250-00332-4. Deckert,... (Continue reading)

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