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Atlantia

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ISBN: 9780147510655
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Published: Speak - October 20th, 2015

Twins Bay and Rio live in the underwater city of Atlantia — but no, they're not mermaids. Atlantia is a utopian bubble of a society created to escape the harsh environment of Above, where those who live on land work daily to keep Atlantia alive... or so everyone Below is taught to believe. When Bay chooses to move Above and Rio has to stay Below, Rio is left with nothing but questions to answer about her sister, her world, and herself. An atmospheric utopia with elements of magic, mythology and politics, Atlantia is one of those standalone novels you'll fly through but continue thinking about long after it's over. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Young Elites

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ISBN: 9780147511683
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Published: Speak - August 25th, 2015

Adelina is a malfetto — one of the marked children who survived the disease that swept through Kenettra ten years ago. Her white-silver hair has ensured that for the past ten years, she has been unwanted, cast out of society because of the powers some malfettos — the Young Elites — develop. When Adelina discovers powers of her own and barely escapes a public execution, she learns that her rescuers are members of the Dagger Society: a group of Young Elites intent on overthrowing the government that has excluded them. Intense and breathtaking, Lu's new series promises to be formidable, with morally gray characters you'll root for anyway. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


I'll Give You the Sun

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ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

Noah and Jude Sweetwine are estranged twins — best friends, soul mates, and rivals at the same time — who need to find their way back to each other. Told in alternating perspectives between Noah at thirteen and Jude at sixteen, this novel weaves together the secrets, dreams and heartaches of two extraordinary characters whose lives inspire and defeat them time and time again. With the same poignant charm found in Nelson's acclaimed debut The Sky is Everywhere, I'll Give You The Sun takes familiar stories about love and family and morphs them into an entirely new experience. Nelson captures the artistic spirit beautifully and intricately, and handles the realities of twinhood with accuracy and grace — a marvelous feat, as anyone who is a twin (including myself) can attest. Fans of magical realism, romance, familial relationships and deeply resonant stories will surely give this novel a spot on their favorites shelf. ~Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Isla and the Happily Ever After

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ISBN: 9780142426272
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Published: Speak - August 4th, 2015

The final companion to Anna and the French Kiss is Perkins' most mature, thoughtful novel yet. Just as clever and romantic as its predecessors, this novel follows familiar face Isla Martin as she falls head over heels in love with also-familiar artist Josh Wasserstein. Their relationship is both easy and difficult, and the pages turn themselves as we follow Isla and Josh through the swooning, the fighting, and the all-too-necessary growing up. Favorites Anna, St. Clair, Lola and Cricket make appearances in this grand finale sure to sweep readers off their feet.​ ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Finnikin of the Rock

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ISBN: 9780763652920
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2011

Ten years after his country was taken over by an impostor king and much of the population shut outside the gates, Finnikin is still struggling to decipher a prophecy that came to him long ago. Guided by his mentor Sir Topher and an odd girl named Evanjalin, Finnikin finds himself on a quest to free his imprisoned father, the former captain of the King’s Guard, and take Lumatere back for its rightful ruler. An essential YA fantasy with massive appeal for adults as well, this book is as flawless as its author's reputation. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Vicious

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ISBN: 9780765335357
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Published: Tor Books - January 20th, 2015

When best friends Eli and Victor discover the formula for making ExtraOrdinaries—people with special powers—they decide to test it on themselves and they each end up with a different power. Alternating between this discovery and 10 years later, when Victor has escaped from prison set on revenge against Eli, this is the ultimate there-are-no-good-guys tale: neither of the protagonists are heroes, but you’ll be rooting for at least one of them in the final showdown. Fascinating! ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


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