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Book Review: Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

16 Jan

Title: Ditched: A Love Story

Author: Robin Mellom

Genre: Contemporary YA

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Published on: January 10, 2012

Challenge: Debut Author Challenge, Completely Contemp Challenge

Source: NetGalley

Summary: High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.

Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.

Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.

And then ditched her.

Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag’s moving car…

But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love.

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Book Review: Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

6 Jan

Title: Uncommon Criminals

Author: Ally Carter

Series: The Heist Society, book 2

Genre: Contemporary YA, Thievery

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Published: June 21, 2011

Source: Library

Summary: Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

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Book Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

6 Nov

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Title: The Near Witch

Author: Victoria Schwab

Genre: Paranormal YA, Fantasy YA

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Published: August 2, 2011

Summary: A darkly romantic young adult novel about a sixteen-year-old girl who lives on enchanted moors. A strange boy arrives in her small village, and right away, children start disappearing.

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