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Bookish Bingo Wrap Up

I had so much fun participating in the Bookish Bingo hosted by Great Imagination. This was the first time I participated and it was GREAT motivation to read through my shelves. I am actually quite proud of myself for finding so many books that I already owned (and have been putting off reading) for this challenge.

Here is how I did:

(links to the reviews of books I read)

A Stand Alone:Some Boys
Sky on the cover:
MC is a LGBTIA: Huntress
Set During Summer:
Pink Cover:
Starts with S,U, M, E or R: Evil Fairies Love Hair
A Thriller:Variant
Set on a Boat:
Asian MC:
A Middle Grade Novel: The Ghost of Graylock
A Series Finale:Of Neptune
A Retelling: Epic Fail
"Storm", "Rain" or "Thunder" in the title:
"July", "August", or September" in Title:
Blue Cover:Burning Blue
A Summer Release:Dream Boy
Strong Sibling Relationships:The Silver Rings
Featuring an Animal Companion:Into the Wild
Set on an Island:
Music or Dance themes:On Pointe
Road Trip: Destined for …

Minute Review: The Winter People (Rebekah Purdy)

The Deets: 
Audience: YA
Pages: 320
Publisher: September 2nd 2014 by Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 9781622663682
Genre: fantasy
Source: eARC from Netgalley

An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.
 


Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, wh…

Review: V is for Villain (Peter Moore)

The Deets:
Audience: older MG (like 8th grade) and YA
Pages:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Genre: superhero fiction
Source: library copy


Brad Baron is used to looking lame compared to his older brother, Blake. Though Brad's basically a genius, Blake is a superhero in the elite Justice Force. And Brad doesn't measure up at his high school, either, where powers like super-strength and flying are the norm. So when Brad makes friends who are more into political action than weight lifting, he's happy to join a new crew-especially since it means spending more time with Layla, a girl who may or may not have a totally illegal, totally secret super-power. And with her help, Brad begins to hone a dangerous new power of his own.

But when they're pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he's on. And once he does, there's no turning back.

















I live in a house full of boys that are crazy about super her…