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GEEK GIRL REVIEW

Geek Girl by Holly Smale Release date: January 27, 2015 Harper Teen, 384 pages via publisher (thank you!) Goodreads | Buy It! Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.  She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she …

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING REVIEW

A girl who’s spent her whole life hiding in fear learns what it means to step out of her bubble Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Release Date: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Delacorte Books Pages: 320 Format Read: ARC via BEA Goodreads | Buy It! What’s it about? Madeline has SCID—it stands for something, but I’ve forgotten—which basically means she’s allergic to the …

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I’M ALWAYS UP FOR READING ABOUT TEEN WITCHES

As a Pottermore-sorted (the most legit form of sorting other than just choosing yourself) Gryffindor, I can assure you I’m a pretty die-hard Harry Potter fan (my favorite classes would be Herbology and Charms and I would be a beater for the Quidditch team). I collect editions of the books when I travel because they’re …

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The History of Happy Book Lovers

I realized today that my blog has been around since 2009 (WOAH), but it started long before that, and I wanted to share the brief biography of Happy Book Lovers. Here we go. My freshman year of high school was a little scary at first. I went to a private elementary school and moved over …

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SERVE THE PUNCH, Y’ALL: REBEL BELLE

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Release Date: April 8, 2014 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Pages: 345 Keywords: paranormal, high school, popularity Format Read: library book Goodreads | Book Depository Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She …

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AS YOU WISH

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce Publication Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 304 Keywords: genie, romance, art Format Read: hardcover from publisher in exchange for an honest review (thank you!) Summary: Ever since Viola’s boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing — to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again — …

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WHAT THE SPELL

What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis Publication Date: January 29, 2013 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 336 Keywords: magic, high school, witches Format Read: Hardcover from publisher in exchange for honest review (thank you!) Summary: Brooklyn Sparks is invisible. Because she’s not a popular kid or an ubernerd, Brooklyn is stuck somewhere in the middle of the high school food chain. But …

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RUBY RED

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Publication Date: May 10, 2011 Publisher: Henry Holt Pages: 322 Keywords: time travel, historical fiction, family Format read: library book Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gwen lives with her extended — and rather eccentric — family in an exclusive London neighborhood. In spite of her ancestors’ peculiar history, she’s had a relatively normal life so far. The time-traveling gene that …

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THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR

by mindee arnett — published march 5, 2013 — tor teen Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. …

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