The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1)

29622131The Glass Spare. Lauren DeStefano. Young adult/Fantasy. 2017. 416 pages. 4 stars.

Death itself is no match for you. The day you were born, it shrank away in fear.

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The Canary Club

34514453The Canary Club. Sherry D. Ficklin. Young Adult/Historical Fiction/Romance. 2017. 325 pages. 1.5 stars.

“Good people don’t always wear badges, bad guys don’t always wear shackles, and sometimes people have to do what they have to in order to protect what they love.”

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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

34076952The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic. Leigh Bardugo. Short stories/Young adult/Fantasy. 2017. 224 pages. 4 stars.

Shut the door tight and make sure the latch is fastened. Dark things have a way of slipping in through narrow spaces.

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Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me

33799449Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me. Carrie Ann DiRisio. Young adult. 2017. 4 stars.

“Did I do something wrong?” Well. That was a given. He usually did at least fifteen things wrong per book, but only in a swoony, romantic way, where all could be fixed when he took off his shirt.

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Top Ten

33799302Top Ten. Katie Cotugno. Contemporary/Young adult/Romance. 2017. 320 pages. 2.5 stars.

It occurred to her to wonder if this was what growing up meant, to continuously find yourself in situations that you didn’t feel remote prepared to handle.

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Wild Beauty

33158561Wild Beauty. Anna-Marie McLemore. Magic realism/Young adult/Fantasy. 320 pages. 2017. 3 stars.

The only lovers who did not vanish were ones who did not stay. The ones who left or who were made to leave were the ones who lived.

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