The End of Oz by Danielle Paige

30653720Title: The End of Oz
Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Dorothy Must Die
2. The Wicked Will Rise
3. Yellow Brick War
Date Started: April 8
Date Finished: April 11
Format: ebook from the digital library

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you. At the end of Yellow Brick War, Amy had finally defeated Dorothy. Just when she and the rest of the surviving members of the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, they realized they’ve been betrayed—by one of their own. And Dorothy might not have been so easily defeated after all. In the fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, the magical Road of Yellow Brick has come to the rescue, and whisked Amy away—but to where? Does the Road itself know where she needs to go to find the help that she needs? Continue reading

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Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

lioness-rampant-9781442427662_hrTitle: Lioness Rampant
Author: Tamora Pierce
Series: Song of the Lioness Quartet
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Alanna: The First Adventure
2. In the Hand of the Goddess
3. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Date Started: April 8
Date Finished: April 9
Format: Paperback from local library

Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. She has triumphed in countless bloody battles, and her adventures are already legendary. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs…but Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when she is challenged with the impossible. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good—but only in the right hands. And she must work fast. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna’s arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back—and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past—both as a warrior and as a woman. Continue reading

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The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

16682761-_sy540_Title: The Beauty of Darkness
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles
Previous Books in the Series:
1. The Kiss of Deception
2. The Heart of Betrayal
Date Started: April 4
Date Finished: April 7
Format: Hardcover from local library

Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it. With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down. In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. Continue reading

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Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty

51zmh1gis2l-_sx329_bo1204203200_Title: Charmed Thirds
Author: Megan McCafferty
Series: Jessica Darling
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Sloppy Firsts
2. Second Helpings
Date Started: April 1
Date Finished: April 4
Format: Paperback from my shelf

Jessica Darling is in college! Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she s more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he s at a Buddhist college in California?); and she s making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.  But Jessica soon realizes that her bliss might not last. She lands an internship at a snarky Brooklyn-based magazine, but will she fit in with the uberhip staff (and will she even want to)? As she and Marcus hit the rocks, will she end up falling for her GOPunk, neoconservative RA . . . or the hot (and married!) Spanish grad student she s assisting on a summer project . . . or the oh-so-sensitive emo boy down the hall? Will she even make it through college now that her parents have cut her off financially? And what do the cryptic one-word postcards from Marcus really mean? Continue reading

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The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

51hjgm2bsb8l-_sx329_bo1204203200_Title: The Hidden Memory of Objects
Author: Danielle Mages Amato
Date Started: March 30
Date Finished: April 1
Format: Hardcover from my shelf

Megan Brown’s brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler’s death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler’s belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew. Continue reading

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Night Star by Alyson Noël

7739934Title: Night Star
Author: Alyson Noël
Series: The Immortals
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Evermore
2. Blue Moon
3. Shadowland
4. Dark Flame
Date Read: March 28
Format: Hardcover from my shelf

Haven still blames Ever for the death of her boyfriend Roman, no matter how hard Ever’s tried to convince her it was an accident. Now she’s determined to take Ever down…and destroy Damen and Jude along the way. Her first step is to tear Ever and Damen apart—and she has just the ammunition to do it. Hidden in one of Ever’s past lives is a terrible secret about Damen—a secret that illuminates new facts about her relationship with Jude, but that’s so dark and brutal it might be enough to drive her and Damen apart once and for all. As Ever faces her greatest fears about the guy she wants to spend eternity with, she’s thrust into a deadly clash with Haven that could destroy them all. Continue reading

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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

25486998Title: P.S. I Like You
Author: Kasie West
Date Read: March 27
Format: Hardcover from local library

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue! Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out… Continue reading

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