Lions in the Garden β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†

I was severely disappointed by the stereotypical romance and on and off strong female character in Luna’sΒ Lions in the Garden.

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Lydia’s Enchanted Toffee β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Planet Plenti is a most extraordinary place, a world of incredible edible delights; of confectionery minerals, fizzy pop springs, forests and jungles full of delectable plantlife … And yet, for children in the land of Likrishka, life is less than ordinary, and mostly very grim – as the Likrish population lives under the watchful ruleContinue reading “Lydia’s Enchanted Toffee β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†”

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Awake by Natasha Preston β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Scarlett Garner doesn’t remember anything before the age of fourβ€”but a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her…and a secret that could get her killed. Awake has a lot of problems. Let’s start here:

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This is Where it Ends β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won’t open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting.

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The Lost Girl β˜…β˜…βœ°β˜†β˜†

I’m not really sure how to feel about R.L. Stine’s The Lost Girl. I grew up on Goosebumps books, my favorites being the choose your own adventure stories (like Return to Terror Tower). I liked the plot: Lizzy Palmer, the new girl, is the hot topic at Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper makeContinue reading “The Lost Girl β˜…β˜…βœ°β˜†β˜†”

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A Whole New World β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

I was admittedly intrigued by a dark Disney tale. A Whole New World is the reimagined story of Aladdin from Liz Braswell, as part of Disney’s new Twisted Tales. Each book answers a big question: What is one key moment from the story was changed? In this edition of Aladdin, Jafar gets the lamp asContinue reading “A Whole New World β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†”

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