LitStack Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here Patrick Ness Harper Teen Release Date:  October 6, 2015 ISBN 978-0-06-240316-2 Did you ever read a book, or a series of books where strange, supernatural things happened in what would otherwise be considered “normal” towns, and wonder what the other, more mundane folks who lived where sparkly vampires [….]

LitStack Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

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I Am Princess X Cherie Priest Arthur A. Levine Books Release Date:  May 26, 2015 ISBN 978-0-545-62085-7 Is there anything Cherie Priest cannot do? I first got to “know” her through her steampunk alternate history novel Boneshaker, which took me surprise and by storm.  I read three other of her “The Clockwork Century” books and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ode to Teddy

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  So, I had oral surgery earlier this week, and while I’m recovering nicely, it really threw me for a loop and now I’m playing catch-up.  In order to maintain my sanity, I’m going to recycle a Gimbling in the Wabe from 2013, rather than contrive something new.  This post was “written” from the viewpoint [….]

Doll Bones by Holly Black

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Doll Bones Holly Black Margaret K. McElderry Books First Edition:  May 7, 2013 ISBN 978-1-4169-6398-1 Now this is the kind of horror story I wish was around when I was a kid.  Instead, I got to obsess on flying monkeys. Zachary Barlow is 12 years old, and even though his body is growing by leaps [….]

LitStack Review: No One Could Have Guessed the Weather by Anne-Marie Casey

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No One Could Have Guessed the Weather Anne-Marie Casey Amy Einhorn Books First Edition: June 13, 2013 ISBN 978-0399160219 When asked to name a social network, most people would probably say Facebook, Twitter or  perhaps reddit.  A few may even mention MySpace or Google+.  Right now, when I think “social network,” I think of Anne-Marie [….]

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Kirstin Cronn-Mills Flux/Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd First Edition:  October  1, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7387-3251-0 Elizabeth Williams is your typical introverted high school nerd girl, looking forward to the freedom that graduation should bring.  Paige, her Gwen Stefani-esque BFF since kindergarten, makes sure that Elizabeth is not a complete wallflower, but she still [….]