Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Carrie by Stephen King

Everyone’s heard of Stephen King and everyone knows the story of Carrie. Well, I didn’t. So I decided it was high time that I read this novel. Carrie is about a girl who is a social outcast and tormented by all of the girls in her school. Her home matters are no better what with her mother being a radical…

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Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction

Reviver by Seth Patrick

I know I haven’t written in a while but school has really been getting in the way of my reading. Nevertheless, I found an opportunity to borrow this book and in just finished reading it! This book is about a group of people who have a special talent – they can revive the dead. Although the public is uneasy about…

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Adventure (Teen), YA Fiction

Rebel Heart by Moira Young

This is the second book in the Dustlands series, the sequel to Blood Red Road (which, if you read my previous post, i enjoyed immensely). Of course, I grabbed a copy of the second book as soon as I could and devoured it! But I hesitated to write about it because I didn’t want to divulge too much and spoil…

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Contemporary, YA Fiction

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Melinda Sordino is a freshman at her high school and is having the worst time. She is a social pariah and has no friends. She eats alone, she sits alone, she IS alone. Everyone holds a grudge against her because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the police. But what happened that night to cause her to do such…

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Fantasy (Teen), YA Fiction

Ink by Amanda Sun

This us another Harlequin teen book with a Japanese-Canadian twist. The story is about a girl named Katie who is sent off to Japan to live with her aunt because of her mother’s passing. It’s a new country and a new language so she struggles to adjust. She meets Yuu Tomohiro, an aloof 3rd year and is drawn to him…

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Drama, Fiction

We need to talk about Kevin

I recently had the pleasure of reading We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The story is about a mother who recounts the events leading up to her son’s decision to murder 9 schoolmates. I found it to be….interesting, for lack of a better word. The voice of the story is completely unexpected; you do not hear the…

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