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GIC Best of 2013: Young Adult

GIC Best of 2013: Young Adult

It’s that time of the year again! 2013 is coming to an end and it’s time to do a recap of 2013 Young Adult titles. There were so many great books published this year, but which ones did I like [...]

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REVIEW: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

REVIEW: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but with a twist: it’s set in a world that believes in Greek mythology as well as the Greek and Roman empires. This adds the first of [...]

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REVIEW: Relic by Heather Terrell

REVIEW: Relic by Heather Terrell

Heather Terrell's Relic, the first installment in the Books of Eva series, is about the first girl in over a 100 years to compete in the Testing, a competition designed for the people of New North to find Relics, or [...]

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REVIEW: The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

REVIEW: The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

Amelia Kahaney’s The Brokenhearted is her debut young adult novel about a girl who goes through an ordinary situation and ends up in extraordinary circumstances. Sounds familiar? Not quite. Anthem Fleet is the only daughter of the Fleet family, one [...]

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REVIEW: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

REVIEW: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab is the first book in The Stoker and Holmes series by Colleen Gleason. It features Mina Holmes, niece to Sherlock Holmes, and Evaline Stoker, sister to Bram Stoker. Both girls are called to investigate two murders and [...]

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REVIEW: Find Me by Romily Bernard

REVIEW: Find Me by Romily Bernard

Find Me is Romily Bernard’s debut novel, but it doesn’t read like one. It’s complex, engaging with a writing style that flows and it deals with real life issues that can plague families and community alike. Wick Tate has had [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Our Favorite Things: Female Ninja in Naruto

Naruto has one of the most extensive casts of characters I’ve seen in manga or anime. It features characters from different backgrounds, villages and, more importantly, genders. There are only a handful of female ninja compared to the male ones; [...]

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REVIEW: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

REVIEW: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein is the companion novel to Code Name Verity, a YA historical fiction novel published in 2012 to critical acclaim. Rose Under Fire follows Rose Justice, a USA ATA pilot who ferried Allied fighter planes [...]

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