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review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy Robin LaFevers Houghton Mifflin/historical fiction, YA Release Date: April 3, 2012 “Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the […]

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review: Starters by Lissa Price

Starters Lissa Price Delacorte BFYR/juvenile fiction, sci-fi Release Date:  March 13, 2012 Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them […]

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review: 13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau

13 Hangmen Art Corriveau Amulet Books/juvenile fiction Release Date: April 1, 2012 “Some people won’t believe any of this story. You might be one of them. But every single word is true. Tony DiMarco does catch a murderer, solve a mystery, and find a treasure—all in the first few days after he moves, unexpectedly, to […]

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review: The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

The Guardian Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel Jamie Carie B & H Publishing/Christian fiction Release Date: February 1, 2012 The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet. Gabriel,the Duke of St. […]

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Main Street Book Club review: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Peace Like a River Leif Enger Atlantic Monthly Press/literary fiction Release Date: September 1, 2001 Leif Enger’s best-selling debut is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, and a love story in which what could be unbelievable becomes extraordinary. Enger brings us eleven-year old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy in the Midwest who has reason […]

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