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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 In Carrie Ryan’s debut novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Mary is a teenaged girl who lives in a small village surrounded by a metal fence, all that stands between her village and “the forest of hands and teeth,” Mary’s … Continue reading

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Zombie Blondes by Brian James

When Hannah and her father move into the town of Maplecrest, Hannah finds herself into the familiar role of the “new girl”. Hannah notices that the popular group in her new school are a set of blonde, blue eyed cheerleaders. … Continue reading

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Awakened by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Remember how Zoey has a ton of super special powers and is THE Chosen One for the ancient Vampyre Goddess of the Night Nyx? I’m asking because you might have forgotten in the last few books since they dealt with … Continue reading

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Burned by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Burned follows Tempted, almost immediately. By now we’re head long into the soap opera Nights of Our Lives. Or maybe As the Tattoo Turns. Zoey’s soul has been shattered, which no priestess has ever, ever come back from. But Zoey … Continue reading

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Tempted by P.C. and Kristen Cast

Ugh, ugh, ugh. What to say about this book? I didn’t like Tempted at all. There is no way I can rant about this without spoilers, but if you’re into the series you should know what happens in Tempted by … Continue reading

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Last Breath by Rachel Caine

Last Breath is the eleventh installment of Rachel Caine’s popular Morganville Vampires series. It picks up where book 10, Bite Club, left off, following the fate of heroine Claire Danvers as she tries to survive in a town run by vampires. In this book, … Continue reading

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Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

As a stand alone book, Hunted is quite lacking. The fifth book of the House of Night series Hunted is the kind of book that wraps up some story lines, introduces others and does little else. A place holder book … Continue reading

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Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

What started off as “Harry Potter goes bad girl” jumps ahead from Magical Reform School drama to Major Magical Uprising in this second book from Rachel Hawkins. In Hex Hall, main character Sophie Mercer learned she wasn’t really a witch, … Continue reading

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Sophie knows she’s a witch, but that’s about all she knows. She’s never met her warlock father. Her human mother tries, but can help her very little. When Sophie tries to help a classmate with a love spell–and it goes … Continue reading

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Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Can I just start with: I absolutely loved this book? It’s not perfect, the pace is off, more heavily loaded in the back end making it feel rushed. The leads are a little too perfect and powerful at times. But … Continue reading

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