Tin Star

Review by Jen

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

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Genre: YA, sci-fi

Summary: Tula Bane is on her way to another planet to help colonize it with humans, with the hopes of the human species gaining more inter-celestial recognition. However, during a detour at the isolated Yertina Fay space station, the leader of said project, Brother Blue beats Tula up and leaves her there with nothing. Stranded, Tula must make a living there by herself with few allies and bids her time so that she can leave and partake in revenge.

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Go Ask Alice

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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks AKA “Anonymous”

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Genre: YA

Summary: This is the diary of a girl who suffers with drug addiction. After she is unknowingly served a drink with LSD, the unnamed protagonist quickly finds herself wanting more. This leads to her selling, running away from home and eventually meeting her untimely demise.

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Reign of the Fallen

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Review by Shruthi

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Genre: Fantasy, YA

Summary: Odessa is a necromancer, a magic ability common to all those with blue eyes that allows them to raise the dead. The dead however come with a catch: If anyone looks under their shroud, the dead transforms into Shades, monsters with no recollection of their life. There’s someone purposefully creating Shades to attack the city, and it’s up to Odessa to stop them.

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If We Had Known

Review by Shruthi

If We Had Known by Elise Juska

I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review.

Genre: Contemporary

Summary: After a shooting at a local mall, Maggie Daley, English teacher, learns that the shooter was one of her former students. When Luke, another former student, writes a viral facebook post, mentioning a troubling essay written by the shooter for Maggie’s class, Maggie must deal with the implications that maybe she could have prevented the shooting.

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Ink and Bone

Review by Jen

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

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Yes, I actually own a quill!!

Genre: YA, alternate-history, dystopia

Summary: In a world where the great library of Alexandria was never burned down, the world as we know it today does not exist. In this alternate timeline, it is the Great Library which rules the world, preserving knowledge for all of mankind. Every citizen has a codex in which they can access copies of any text, while the originals are preserved in libraries. Jess Brightwell’s family smuggles and sells these original copies of books to make a living, and eventually Jess is sent off to become a librarian so that he could play double agent for his family. However, he quickly realizes that the library is not what he was always taught to believe.

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Genuine Fraud

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Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

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Genre:  YA, contemporary, mystery, thriller, psychological suspense

Summary:  Jule is an athlete, a fighter at heart. Her best friend, Imogen runs away from all her problems. Until one day, Imogen kills herself, and leaves her fortune to Jule. With these large sums of money, Jule goes on the run. Except we don’t know why. And no one can actually find Imogen’s body…

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