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Review: All You Never Wanted (Adele Griffin)

Product Details: Reading level: YA
Pages: 240
Publisher: October 9th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375870828
Source: Netgalley

With my eyes closed and Alex's core friends all around me, it was like I'd become my big sister, or something just as good. And so who cared if they were calling it Alex's party? One thing I knew: it would be remembered as mine.

Alex has it all—brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share. Even if it means crying wolf.

Told in the alternating voices of Alex and Thea, Adele Griffin's mesmerizing new novel is the story of a sibling rivalry on speed.
I know there are mixed reviews out there on this one, and honestly I’m stuck somewhere in the middle. On a small level, th…

Review: Vessel (Sarah Beth Durst)

Product Details: Reading Level: YA Pages: 424 Publisher: September 11th 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry ISBN: 9781442423763 Source: review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.
Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willin…

Cover Appeal: Masks

There seems to be a lot of books floating around featuring beautiful women in masks. I could ponder the philosophical hidden connotation of that (because I'm in one of those moods), but I think I would rather just share a few pictures I found on Pinterest that would compliment the trend.

This week's Cover Appeal theme is all about masks.