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Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow

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The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. A Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc. 2012. Reviewed from ARC from NetGalley.   The Plot: It started simply enough: a senior year independent study at the local college as a research assistant […]

Review: I Hunt Killers

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. Little, Brown & Co. 2012. Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: You may have heard about Jasper Dent’s father. Billy Dent? The Artist? Green Jack. Yes, THAT Billy Dent. The serial killer. What’s Jazz up to now? He was, what, thirteen when his father was arrested? So now he’s […]

Review: Froi of the Exiles

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Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles) by Melina Marchetta (Candlewick Press, 2012). Companion to Finnikin of the Rock (Candlewick Press, 2010) (my review). Reviewed from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Froi has spent the last three years making Lumatere his home. He is loyal to those who have befriended him: the royal family, the guards, the returned […]

Review: Anna Dressed In Blood

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Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake. Tor Teen. 2011. Personal copy. The Plot: Theseus Cassio Lowood kills ghosts, just like his father before him. Years ago, his father was killed by one of those ghosts. Now Cas, a high school senior, travels the country with his mother, a witch, always on the hunt for […]