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REACHED (MATCHED #3) by Ally Condie

After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.


First line:
"Every morning, the sun comes up and turns the earth red, and I think: This could be the day when everything changes."


The Matched Trilogy is over. Good-bye Ky, Xander and Cassia. We enjoyed the ride.

Rating: PG 14
V: some
L: No
Sex: No

Liked:
Strong words and visualizations
The Pilot

Disliked:
Sometimes the story felt bogged down
I almost didn't finish the book

3 STARS

CASE FILE 13: ZOMBIE KID by J. Scott Savage

You hold in your hands a very dangerous record.

I have collected every side of the story and every piece of evidence on case number 13. Now, in this file, you will find all you need to follow the dark adventures of Nick, Carter, and Angelo, three boys who possess an unhealthy obsession with monsters, in a town so grisly, so horrific—

Whoa, whoa, whoa. You're telling it all wrong, dude. You make it sound like it's a scary story.

Ahem. Well, Nick, it is a scary story. In this volume alone, there are voodoo queens, graveyards—even the dreaded Zombie King himself.

Yeah, but there's also the part where Angie gets mashed potatoes all in her face, and the part where I use my cool zombie powers to—

All right, point taken. Now, if you don't mind . . .

You hold in your hands a very dangerous, very funny record, detailing the hilarious adventures of three boys who have an awesome obsession with monsters. This is the first volume. Read on if you dare. . . 


First line:
"Ple…

Beehive Book Award 2013-2014 Nominations ~ local authors

A few local authors made the nominations! (I linked the books I reviewed to the reviews, if you're interested)(which, apparently, isn't as many as I thought. I just added more to my TBR pile!)


The Beehive Book Award 2013-2014 Nominations: Children's Fiction ·         Brixen Witch by Stacy DeKeyser

·         Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

·         The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

·         Icefall by Matthew Kirby

·       Inside Out & Back Againby Thanhha Lai

·         Malcolm at Midnight by W. H. Beck

·         Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

·         Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

·         Wonder by R. J. Palacio

·         Zita the Spacegirl, Book 1, Far From Home by Ben Hatke

Picture Books
·         Bink & Gollie: Two For One by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile

·         Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

·         Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

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PRINCESS of the SILVER WOODS by Jessica Day George

When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

Last line:
""It's for mine.""

Sadness!
This is the last book of the princess series by Jessica Day George.