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Review: Spell Bound (Hex Hall, Book 3) by Rachel Hawkins

by First Mate Keira February 27, 2015
Review: Spell Bound (Hex Hall, Book 3) by Rachel Hawkins

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Spell Bound (Hex Hall, Book 3) Author: Rachel Hawkins Format: Hardback Page Count: x Grade Reading Level: x Summary: Sophie Mercer is not a witch. She’s a demon. Just as she got used to her magical powers, the Prodigium Council yanks them away. Will she ever get them back? […]

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Review: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, Book 1) by C.C. Hunter

by First Mate Keira February 24, 2015
Review: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, Book 1) by C.C. Hunter

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, Book 1) Author: C.C. Hunter Format: Paperback Page Count: 416 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+ Summary: When Kylie gets into trouble for being at the wrong party her mother’s response is to ship her off to a camp the therapist recommends. Shadow Falls […]

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GIVEAWAY + Review: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) by Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz

by First Mate Keira February 23, 2015
GIVEAWAY + Review: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) by Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: Croc Capers (Bindi Wildlife Adventures, Book 7) Author: Bindi Irwin and Chris Kunz Format: Paperback Page Count: 112 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 7 and up Summary: Bindi and Robert Irwin are visiting one of their favorite places in the world when their idyllic location and crocodile captures is […]

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Review: Bunnicula by Deborah Howe and James Howe

by CaptainYarr February 22, 2015
Review: Bunnicula by Deborah Howe and James Howe

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Bunnicula Authors: Deborah Howe, James Howe Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Chester the cat and Harold the dog are curious about the new family pet. The Monroes found the bunny at a Dracula movie in a box of dirt. Chester tries to get rid of […]

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Philip Hoy, author of The Revenge Artist

by PirateYarr February 2, 2015
Philip Hoy, author of The Revenge Artist

Queens of the Jungle: Re-Appropriating Symbols of Masculinity in YA Literature Symbolically, animals play an important role in The Revenge Artist, and one especially reoccurring animal symbol in the book is that of the lion. The symbol of the lion is introduced early on in the story when Evelyn’s art teacher, Ms. Shipley, gives the […]

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Review: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira January 24, 2015
Review: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira Title: Dragon Slippers Author: Jessica Day George Format: Hardback Page Count: 321 Grade Reading Level: 6-8 Grades Summary: Creel Carlbrun is going to be sacrificed to a dragon. Her foolish aunt hopes this will put her in the path of a wealthy knight and result in marriage and the rising of […]

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