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Review: Severed: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow (Dax Varley)

The Deets:

Audience: YA
Pages: 256
Publisher: August 27th 2013
ISBN: 9781492253600
Genre: mystery, retelling
Source: e-ARC from the publisher




Katrina’s still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman - the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside.

Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance.

When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee.

But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.



Books like this makes me wish I was more acquainted with all the classics. I never read Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", so I have no idea how closely Severed follows the plot. The only version of Sleepy Hollow I can remember is …

Review: Reboot (Amy Tintera)

The Deets:

Audience: YA
Pages: 365
Series: yes
Publisher: May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062217073
Genre: dystopian
Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review



Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or sh…

Author chat + giveaway

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Sophie Hayes, author of Trafficked, is hosting a live chat on Facebook Tuesday, January 7th at 6 pm EST (3 pm PT).

Join the chat to learn more about human trafficking and ask Sophie questions.

VIDEO:Sophie Hayes on The View with Barbara Walters http://abc.go.com/shows/the-view/video/PL55289225/_m_VDKA0_roi416bq To join the chat on January 7, visit https://www.facebook.com/sourcebooks and click “Chat Now” tab. Copies of TRAFFICKED will be given away every 15 minutes to participants. The Facts on Human Trafficking: There are an estimated 40,000 men, women and children enslaved in America today—in 83% of confirmed cases, victims are American-born citizens. In 1809, the average price of a slave was $40,000. Today, it’s less than $90.Total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. It is the fastest-growing business of organized crime in the world.Could it happen to you? At 18, Sophie met her abductor as…

Review: Waterfell (Amalie Howard)

The Deets:

Audience: YA
Genre: mermaids (sort of), mystery, paranormal
Pages: 360
Publisher: October 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Series: yes
ISBN: 9780373211050
Source: e-ARC from Netgalley via publisher



THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father's betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa's upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa's mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that des…