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Jan 20
Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Book Review – Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Graceling by Kristin Cashore Series: Graceling Realm #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2008 Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 471 Audiobook Length: 12 hours 31 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Chelsea Mixon, David Baker, Zachary Exton Rating: Description: Kristin Cashore’s best-selling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable yet strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme… Read more »

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Nov 05
Graduation Day Review

Graduation Day Review

Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau Series: The Testing #3 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2014 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 304 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins Audiobook Narrator: Elizabeth Morton Rating: Description: She wants to put an end to the Testing In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale, vows to fight. But she can’t do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia… Read more »

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Sep 03
Independent Study Review

Independent Study Review

Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau Series: The Testing #2 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: 2014 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Pages: 310 Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins Rating: Description: In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her… Read more »

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Oct 08
Grave Mercy Review

Grave Mercy Review

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Series: His Fair Assassin #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: April 3, 2012 Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 14 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Erin Moon Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous… Read more »

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Jun 07
The Testing Review

The Testing Review

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Series: The Testing #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Date Published: June 4, 2013 Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career…. Read more »

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