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The Testing (Testing) by Joelle Charbonneau
The Testing (Testing)

YvonneJ, October 14, 2013

A wonderful addition to the YA distopian fantasy/fiction genre. This first book in The Testing Trilogy tells the believable story of the future of a world nearly destroyed by war. I look forward to the continuation of the story in Independent Study and Graduation Day scheduled for release in 2014.
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The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry
The Odd Squad: Bully Bait

YvonneJ, March 15, 2013

Yes, it is truly AWESOMAZING! (see page 151) I know lots of middle grade readers that are going to LOVE this. I can hardly wait for the release of book 2 The Odd Squad series: Zero Tolerance.
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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Seraphina

YvonneJ, January 1, 2013

My fantasy reading has been very limited (mostly Terry Brooks' Magic Kingdom of Landover series) but I wanted to read this from the first time I glimpsed the cover. I tend not to read reviews when I select books other than maybe a blurb or two to get the basic gist of the story, so, when I started reading this I knew only that (1) it was getting great reviews; (2) it involved dragons; (3) the main character of the story was a girl who was half-dragon and (4) it had an awesome cover. Not being familiar with fantasy novels, I initially struggled with the unfamiliar names given to the characters and places. Fortunately, I discovered a Cast of Characters and Glossery when I turned to the back to find out how many pages were in the novel. I struggled through the first couple of chapters while I adjusted to the writing style but by Chapter 3 I was hooked. I look forward to possibly re-reading this and to the sequel that I hope will follow.
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The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher
The Bedlam Detective

YvonneJ, February 25, 2012

In a word - interesting. Definately a case of picking a book because of its cover. My only complaint was that the story moved slowly at times and I probably would have set it to the side to finish later but couldn't because it was a library e-book with a due date. I would love to see this novel made into a movie....lots of drama.
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

YvonneJ, January 19, 2012

Delightful first-time offering from this talented author. Eagerly awaiting her next novel.
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