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Mini-review: Shades of Doon (Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon)

After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But just as their dreams of happiness are within reach, the world Vee and Kenna have chosen is ripped away, leaving them to face their most horrific challenge yet—their old lives.

Thrust out of Doon, the best friends are confronted with tormentors from their past and no way to return to their adopted land. When the MacCrae brothers rush to their rescue, the girls' situation turns from nightmare to modern-day fairy tale. But their happiness could be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all.




Let me start by saying that this cover is even more beautiful in person than you can imagine. I just saw it yesterday at Barnes and No…

Review: Kissing Ted Callahan and Other Boys (

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist meets Easy A in this hilariously realistic story of sneaking out, making out, and playing in a band.

After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they'll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

While Reid struggles with the moral dilemma of adopting a dog to win over someone's heart, Riley tries to make progress with Ted Callahan, who she's been obsessed with forever-His floppy hair! His undeniable intelligence! But suddenly cute guys are popping up everywhere. How did she never notice them before?! With their love lives going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye, Riley and Reid realize the results of their pact may be more than they bargained for.




Some books linger with you longer after the last pag…

5 things you probably didn't know about Rick Riordan's new series

Breaking news...

I mean SUPER secret stuff... 
I don't know if you're ready for this. It's pretty awesome, and might cause mild heart palpitations. 
You've probably already heard that Rick Riordan is writing a new series. No, I'm not talking about the Norse mythology series. I'll touch on that in a bit. I'm talking about his new demi-god series all about Apollo. I first read about it here. But I have some information you may not know. 
Seems the master himself wanted to announce his earth shattering news close to Disney (ya know, since Disney Hyperion publishes all his stuff). So, they call up Books-a-Million near Disney and put together an event at Osceola County School of the Arts because it's the closest location to hold a large crowd near the mouse. 
And that's when things get real. 
My partner in crime happened to be driving along, minding her own business Friday morning, when she heard the announcement on the radio. A few changes to last minu…