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Review: Dust Girl (Sarah Zettel)

Product Details:
Reading Level: upper MG or YA
Pages: 304
Publisher: June 26th 2012 by Random House Children's Books
ISBN: 9780375869389
Source: Netgalley
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Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she’s never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health. Callie is left alone when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west": California.

Along the way she meets Jack, a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company — there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn. And there’s also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very much aware of the role th…

Mini-review: Circle of Blood (Forensic Mystery #3) by Alane Ferguson

Product Details:

Reading Level: YA
Pages: 256
Publisher: February 28th 2008 by Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 9780670060566
Source: friend's copy
Product link on Amazon and Goodreads.
Link: The Christopher Killer (book 1) and Angel of Death (book 2)



As the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado, Cameryn Mahoney gets to witness all aspects of death, including the autopsy room. Yet somehow that feels easy, compared to her personal life. Now that her long-lost mother has made a surprise return, Cameryn�s more confused than ever. Things only get worse when she and her mother pick up a mysterious young hitchhiker. Cameryn senses that the girl is running away from something, but before she can find out more, the girl is found dead a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister?
Once again I can say that I am so proud of myself for reading outside of my normal genre. I have been continuing to read The Christopher Killer series because a …

Review: Anna and the French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins)

Product Details:
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 372
Publisher: December 2nd 2010 by Dutton
ISBN: 9780525423270
Source: ARC from forever ago
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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

I am going to do the unthinkable and say that I have mixed feelings about this review. Ack. Go ahead and gasp and tell me how horrid I am. I’m ready for it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this …

Random Thoughts: Awesome Book Covers-- Fairytales

How rotten would I be if I didn't do this again? =) I think this will be my new weekly Sunday post. (You're welcome.)

I'm finding it strangely theraputic to look through Pinterest for pictures that might make great book covers. Of course, it's also making me covet these beautiful dresses!

I thought these pictures really capture the essence of fairytales. And of course, my over active imagination is spinning away thinking about the would-be story behind each of them.

The Frog Prince:




12 Dancing Princesses:



Cinderella:



Snow White:



Sleeping Beauty:






Rapunzel:



Random Fairytales: Help me think of the stories for these! My mind went blank, but I know there are stories for these.




Next week: contemporary covers