Teen Book Review–Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

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I’m going to make two confessions.  First, I have a thing for audiobooks.  I can listen while I’m driving, which is a good and bad thing.  Bad only that I still have to pay attention to the driving and sometimes books are very engrossing.  Second, my TBL (To Be Listened) stash is ridiculous, so it […]

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Author Interview: B. L. Bates

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I’m pleased to welcome author B. L. Bates to TL’s DreamWorld.  Growing up reading speculative fiction, B. L. Bates received a BS in electrical engineering and worked for several years in the computer industry. When a head injury left her totally blind, she turned to writing speculative fiction to stay sane. With her youngest child […]

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A Book to Get Lost in: Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade

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I have a confession… this book is the very first YA digital book I’ve ever purchased.  Sure I’ve downloaded many a free book on the craft of writing and a few free romances that I have yet to ever open, but this is the first I’ve actually paid cold hard cash, errr charged to my […]

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A Book I Just Can’t Stop Thinking About

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My current WIP is a contemporary YA.  That said, I’m reading a lot of contemporary stuff of late.  I went to the library to pick up a couple books and stumbled across this amazingly brilliant book… Stay With Me by Paul Griffin.  The cover probably caught my eye or perhaps it was the title.  I […]

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Book Review: PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles

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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles will make you fall in love with contemporary YA.  The story, told in alternating POV of Alex, a Latino member of a gang in the suburbs of Chicago and Brittany, the All-American girl who appears to have it all.   For the first few chapters, I didn’t like Alex.  He was […]

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Book Review: THE DEATHDAY LETTER by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Imagine a world where impending death was announced by a Deathday Letter.  When it was your time to go, you’d receive a letter telling you that within twenty-four hours, you’d be dead.  What would you do with that time?  This book is about fifteen year old Ollie Travers and what he does with his last […]

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My Thoughts on LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater

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I hate to admit it took me longer to finish LINGER than I wanted.  Life just got in the way…  It was one of my most anticipated reads of the summer, since SHIVER, the first book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, is one of my favorite books. EVER. Maggie Stiefvater didn’t disappoint.  The […]

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