Review: Steadfast by Claudia Gray

Review: Steadfast by Claudia GrayTitle: Steadfast (Spellcaster #2)
Series: Spellcaster #2
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: March 4, 2014

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine have saved Captive's Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth...or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a crack opened and a new, greater evil seeped through. With Mateo as her Steadfast, Nadia's magic is magnified and she is more powerful than ever. But there is still so much she doesn't know about the craft, leaving her open and vulnerable to a darker magic...which has begun to call Nadia's name. 

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Review: Steadfast by Claudia Gray

Steadfast  by Claudia Gray is a thrilling witch book with an amazing villain that will keep you guessing.Witches and demons make an appearance in this creepy urban fantasy.  It is so unique and almost impossible to put down! Continue reading

Teaser Tuesdays: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13BTitle: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Author: Teresa Toten
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 27, 2013

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Two-time Governor General's Award nominee Teresa Toten is back with a compulsively readable new book for teens!

When Adam meets Robyn at a support group for kids coping with obsessive-compulsive disorder, he is drawn to her almost before he can take a breath. He's determined to protect and defend her--to play Batman to her Robyn--whatever the cost. But when you're fourteen and the everyday problems of dealing with divorced parents and step-siblings are supplemented by the challenges of OCD, it's hard to imagine yourself falling in love. How can you have a "normal" relationship when your life is so fraught with problems? And that's not even to mention the small matter of those threatening letters Adam's mother has started to receive . . .

Teresa Toten sets some tough and topical issues against the backdrop of a traditional whodunit in this engaging new novel that readers will find hard to put down. 

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Review: The Unlikely Hero of Room 13 B

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten teaches about and describes OCD, a very important mental health issue. This book also provides the reader with well developed characters and a mystery to solve. Toten has created a unique, humorous and fast-paced story that will entertain and educate at the same time. Continue reading

Review: Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell

Review: Whisper by Stacey R. CampbellTitle: Whisper (Lakeview #2)
Series: Lakeview #2
Author: Stacey R. Campbell
Publisher: Green Darner Press
Genres: Mystery
Publication Date: March 13, 2015

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s Halle Henry’s first year at Lakeview Academy . . .
On a snowy January night, just days after a fire that nearly destroyed the school’s library, Elsie Stewart, daughter of the headmaster and founder of Lakeview Academy, dies slipping beneath the ice of frozen Clearwater Lake. Unable to right the wrongs she committed before her tragic death, Elsie’s spirit walks the halls of her father’s school, waiting for someone who can.
One hundred years later, while joining her sister’s friend Leigh to help clean out the school’s administration building before the big remodel, Halle stumbles upon Elsie’s hidden journal.
Obsessed with what she finds, Halle searches the school for clues that may lead to solving a century-old mystery. The only problem is that Halle also talks Calum Stewart, Leigh’s worst nightmare, into helping them.
Once Leigh and Calum are forced to work together, sparks fly and no one around them, alive or dead, is left unaffected. 

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Review: Whisper by Stacey R. Campbell

 Whisper, by Stacey R.Campbell is the second book in the incredibly mysterious Lakeview series. It is filled with friendship, suspense, mystery, and secret passages.Set in a boarding school, this book has the recipe for excitement! Continue reading