The Dragon Part is a Trick, or my review of Uprooted

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Celebrations

Here is a story.

Once upon a time, there were two girls goofing off during AP History. I mean, they weren’t supposed to be goofing off, but it was ridiculously easy when thirty kids were literally crammed into the classroom–oh, and on top of that, this was the first year of the Laptops. They gave all of us old Dell computers and said we HAD to use them in class, can you believe it? (I have no idea if this is still a thing, they might have actually gotten wise by now).

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Looking Ahead to YALLfest

So, maybe you don’t know about YALLfest. It’s nothing to be ashamed about–I didn’t either, up until about this time two years ago. However, if you don’t know, this is the perfect time to look it up and then plan to go down to Charleston November 13-14.

If you haven’t guessed, that’s where Emily, myself and perhaps a few others plan to be that weekend. Why? Oh, only to meet our favourite authors, get our favourite books signed, and report back to you, dear readers, about everything you missed by not going to YALLfest. But, to convince you to go, we’re going to spend most of the rest of the time reminding you of all the reasons why we, personally, are looking forward to it.

Enjoy!

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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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