The local Loch Ness monster, or my review of Mist on Water

To wrap up Bad Books Week, here is a book that is not bad at all and does amazingly at not only avoiding love triangles and insta-love, but is a highly romantic and captivating tale.

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Mist on Water

By Shea Berkley

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Just stopping by, or a blog tour review of Nameless (and a giveaway)

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By Jennifer Jenkins

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All of the Hints I missed before, or my review of A Great and Terrible Beauty

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by Libba Bray

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Just stopping by, or a blog tour review for The Wanderers (and a giveaway)

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By Kate Ormand

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Just stopping by, or the blog tour review for Riot of Storm and Smoke (and a giveaway)

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Riot of Storm and Smoke (Threats of Sky and Sea #2)

By Jennifer Ellision

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If there were time-travel I’d be in the Roaring Twenties, or my review of The Diviners

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The Diviners (The Diviners #1)

by Libba Bray

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Top Ten Scary-Brilliant Leading Ladies

So badass ladies come in many different forms. Be they knife-wielders, fantastical mages, or bloody geniuses.

Let’s focus on the geniuses: these ladies can kick your ass with their brains. If they weren’t on your side, you’d piss your pants. You can’t help but root for them, and you know that they can get you out of dicey situations.

Below, we’ve gone beyond the tried and true Nancy Drew (who deserves her own list) to give you some of the best leading ladies who happen to also be blow your mind brilliant, in no particular order.

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When I say Magnum Opus, or my review of American Gods

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by Neil Gaiman

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Quit hating on each other and just makeout, or my review of The Storyspinner

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By Becky Wallace

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That time where I cried like a baby, or my review of Rose under Fire

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by Elizabeth Wein

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Top Ten Badass Heroines

Part of what attracted me and Emily to the whole big genre of YA is that it has so many, many incredible woman characters. Seriously, there’s nothing quite like it if you want to read about badass women doing badass things. Or women doing anything, honestly, although I think that’s changing.

Anyways, YA features a whole host of women who are truly incredible. And there’s an important reason why they’re a key part of YA–because they tell us that we ourselves can be a little bit badass, and we can be women too. So here is our first Top Ten list, and a tribute to all of the badass heroines who have been there for us, in no particular order.

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