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Review: Linger (Maggie Stiefvater)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 360
Publisher: Scholastic (July 1, 2010)
ISBN: 9780545123280
Source: My own copy
Read it in 3 days

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

I really wasn’t that into this book. I’m not sure what it was exactly that bothered me, but I had a really hard time wanting to read Linger. I vaguely remember feeling the same way about the first book, Shiver. However, I can truly say that I did find myself pretty interested in the plot by the end of the book.
I hate that it took s…

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Review: Lies Beneath (Anne Greenwood Brown)

Product Details
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 303
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2012)
ISBN: 9780385742016
Source: ARC from NetGalley
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Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And…

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After parting ways with her troubled mermaid tribe, Luce just wants to live peacefully on her own. But her tranquility doesn’t last long: she receives news that the tribe is on the verge of collapse and desperately needs her leadership. The tribe’s cruel queen wants Luce dead. Dorian, the boy Luce broke mermaid law to save, is determined to make her pay for her part in the murder of his family. And while the mermaids cling to the idea that humans never suspect their existence, there are suddenly ominous signs to the contrary. But when Luce and Dorian meet, they start to wonder if love can overpower the hatred they know they should feel for each other. Can Luce fulfill her rightful role as queen of the mermaids without sacrificing her forbidden romance with Dorian?

On sale Today...

Look what made its way to book stores this week!

I am going to have to grab a copy of The Golden Lily. I keep hearing amazing things about the book!





I read Lies Beneath from a Netgalley ARC. Loved it. Honestly. It was so amazing. Anyone else pick up on the double meaning of the title? There are certainly lies beneath the water if you find what lies beneath. =)

In My Mailbox

I've been trying my best to take advantage of all my Netgalley books that are patiently waiting to be read! So my "haul" for this week (the past 2 weeks really) is pretty much courtesy of Netgalley.


From NetGalley:




Notice the whole mermaid theme I have going on lately?

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