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Staff Review: Monstrous Affections

Why I Checked It Out: This book is an anthology–it’s a bunch of short stories by a variety of different authors published in one book. I checked it out because I am always looking for new authors, and this specific anthology … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Stranger

Did you grow up learning the “Stranger danger” rule? That phrase is given a whole new meaning in “Stranger” (#1 in The Change series) by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith. After a planet-wide cataclysm, the entire world was changed by … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Why I Checked It Out: I read a blurb on “The Sin Eater’s Daughter” by Melinda Salisbury and learned it was an up-and-coming, stand-alone fantasy release. This is refreshing because most fantasy novels these days are written as part of a series, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Why I Checked It Out: Weeks before its release date, “Red Queen” was advertised as the next big YA fantasy, and considering that is my favorite genre, I eagerly put it on hold and awaited its release. Also, the cover … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Enjoy an “Eighth Day”

As I’m helping get things set up for this year’s summer reading (and it’s going to be awesome, make no mistake), I find myself wishing for more time. In Dianne K. Selerni’s “The Eighth Day,” an eighth day can be … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Accidental Highwayman

Why I Checked it Out: The full title of the book is “The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides. ” This sounded pretty humorous to me, so … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Norse Code

Whether it’s due to the increasing visibility of Marvel’s Thor or because of the History Channel’s popular Vikings series (for mature audiences), Norse mythology has definitely had a resurgence in popularity. Check out these great Norse reads for teens.  Matt Thorsen constantly feels in … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes – Steelheart and Firefight

What would you do with superpowers? Hopefully, you wouldn’t turn out like the superhumans, called Epics, in Brandon Sanderson’s new Reckoners series. “Steelheart” and “Firefight” are the first two titles, and these YA books examine the idea of superpowers in a very … Continue reading

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