The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson

The Emperor’s Soul was not the first story I’ve read by Brandon Sanderson, but if I’m being honest it was the second. I’d picked up the first Alcatraz book and read it with my daughter when I learned that Sanderson had been picked to take up the mantle of completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of… Read more »

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Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

“In the beginning there was an apple–” Which, based on the cover image, happened to be a very high-tech kind of apple. And the story itself reflected that high-tech kind of vibe. After Evening (E.V. or Eve for short) gets into a car accident she is moved from a regular old hospital… Read more »

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Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Genesis by Bernard Beckett

In Genesis we learn about the society’s history as told through budding historian Anax’s eyes as she completes a four hour oral exam. But as Anax continues on in her exam she learns that what she thinks she knows isn’t the whole story. This is labelled as a Young Adult novel,… Read more »

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The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

The Lover’s Dictionary uses alphabetical dictionary like entries as a way to craft an unusual tale that explores romantic relationships. These definitions as a story-line create a unique story, unlike anything I’ve ever read before. This was not a lovey-dovey tale of love and romance. Most of the entries were short, with… Read more »

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Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer was a fun, fast-paced read about Isaac, a disgraced libriomancer. The story starts off with an explosion of action as Isaac is attacked by vampires while he’s at his day job as a librarian. Oh, and let’s not forget that those vampires? Came out of a book. Isaac learns… Read more »

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Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death is a re-imagining of the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, and tells the story of Araby, a young and depressed woman who has vowed to never experience anything her dead twin brother cannot. A tall order since he died so many years ago. I’ll… Read more »

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