Category Archives: contemporary

Review: Venus Shining by Jennifer Alsever

About the book: TRIUMPHANT at last, Ember has fought her way back from the evil witch’s curse and reclaimed her identity, her sense of self. Now she must stop Xintra from hurting the boy she loves, even as she uncovers … Continue reading

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Review: Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman

About the book: Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But … Continue reading

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Review: The Space in Between by Jen Minkman

About the book: When Moira helps out her sister and brother in a Wiccan ritual on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be swept away to a mystical wilderness. Sitting within the stones of the ancient circle of … Continue reading

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Review: Premonition by Leigh Walker

About the book: When Riley heads off to boarding school for a summer work-study program, she knows it’ll be demanding. What she doesn’t expect? To be thrust into an intense physical training program described as special, exclusive and worst of … Continue reading

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SUGAR by Dierdre Riordan Hall

For those who enjoy an emotional roller-coaster This is the story of Mercy, also known as Sugar, and her attempts first to cope with and finally to escape from her dysfunctional home in small-town east coast America. Sugar’s father is … Continue reading

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Review: Richard’s Story by Rebecca Rode

About the book: What Rich wanted was a soccer scholarship and a girlfriend. What he got was an apocalypse. The story of a teen who battles for love and survival in a dying world, then founds a nation from the … Continue reading

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Review: Ember Burning by Jennifer Alsever

About the book: Senior year was supposed to be great—that’s what Ember’s friend Maddie promised at the beginning of the year. Instead, Ember Trouvé spends the year drifting in and out of life like a ghost, haunted by her parents’ … Continue reading

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