The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Mackenzie Lee. Young adult/Historical fiction/LGBT. 2017. 513 pages. 4 stars.
A small shift in the gravity between us and suddenly all my stars are out of alignment, planets knocked from their orbits, and I’m left stumbling, without map or heading, through the bewildering territory of being in love with your best friend.
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An Enchantment of Ravens. Margaret Rogerson. Romance/Young adult/Fantasy. 300 pages. 2017. 4 stars.
“The ability to feel is a strength, not a weakness.”
“Not for us,” he said. “Never for us.”
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Strange the Dreamer. Laini Taylor. Young adult/High fantasy. 532 pages. 2017. 4 stars.
It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming?
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The Diabolic. SJ Kincaid. Fantasy/Young adult/Sci fi. 2017. 320 pages. 5 stars.
Tyrus is a Domitrian, and the only strength of a Domitrian lies in the command of the Imperial Scepter–and all the machines it will control in his name. Without it? He is no Emperor. He is merely a boy in love with the wrong girl.
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The 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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A Conjuring of Light. V.E. Schwab. Fantasy/Young Adult. 2017. 624 pages. 5 stars.
Life isn’t made of choices, it’s made of trades. Some are good, some are bad, but they all have a cost.
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The 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.
I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer. Leigh Bardugo. Young adult/Comics. 2017. 369 pages. 5 stars.
Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.
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Top 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. 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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