Review of Firebug by Lish McBride

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By: Lish McBride
Release Date: September 23rd 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Print ARC
Source: Publisher

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Ava can start fires with her mind . . . but is it a blessing or a curse?

Ava is a firebug—she can start fires with her mind. Which would all be well and good if she weren’t caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of their main hit men . . . and she doesn’t like it one bit. Not least because her mother’s death was ordered by Venus—who is now her boss.
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Review of Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy, #1)Trial by Fire
By: Josephine Angelini
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Print ARC
Source: Publisher

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted…which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.
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Stacking the Shelves

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This last week started off to be so incredibly sad with the passing of Robin Williams. I have always been a fan of his movies and his death hit me really hard. I was shocked and saddened to my core. Then all the other stuff in the news…just a pretty depressing week.
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Discussion- When Your Book Pile Is Overwhelming

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I don’t know about you but my September TBR Pile has grown to a level that I’ve realized there is no way I’ll be able to read and review all the books on time. I’ve talked to others and I think we are all in a similar place for this next month. I have been telling myself that I’m not stressed, I’ll get to them on my own time and it’ll be okay.
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Review of Jackaby by Will Ritter

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By: Will Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Source: Jon from Scott Reads It
Format: Print ARC

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.
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