Tag Archives: award winner

An Ember in the Ashes

Sabaa Tahir is one of my new favorite authors! Ember in the Ashes is Sabaa Tahir’s first book. She is an experienced writer though; she worked for the Washington Post right after University, and it shows. Her writing is tight, … Continue reading

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Rebel Mechanics

The novel this week is an alternate history. If you are not familiar with these, they are stories that imagine a ‘what if’ question which alters historical events and writes the imagined result of that question.  In this case, what … Continue reading

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I am Princess X

This is another Lone Star book.  Next in line for me to read is Rebel Mechanics which is another Lone Star book. Yes, I frequently shop the Lone Star List when looking for a good book to read. I’ve never read … Continue reading

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Ink and Bone

I chose to read this book because it is a Lone Star Book. I’ve yet to find a book on these lists that I haven’t liked, so I knew it would be good. I’ve never read a book by this … Continue reading

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Number the Stars

Here is my first guest blogger! Dianne McBride is a dear friend of mine and a fellow teacher of middle school students. She is reviewing a book that earned a Newberry Metal in 1990. It’s a book which has been … Continue reading

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Steelheart

      My first review simply must be a YA book by my favorite author, Brandon Sanderson. I have listened to a podcast by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinnett Kowal, and Howard Taylor for the last 6 years … Continue reading

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