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Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) By: Suzanne Collins Published: August 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press Page Count: 392 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed.  Gale has escaped.  Katniss’s family is safe.  Peeta has been captured by the Capitol.  District 13 really does exist. …… Continue reading Book Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) By: Suzanne Collins Published: September 1, 2009 The Rundown: “Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games.  She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellarck are miraculously still alive.  After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale.  Yet nothing is the way Katniss…… Continue reading Book Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent By: Daniel Suarez Published: April 18, 2017 The Rundown: “In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform “vanity edits” on human embryos for a price.  These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking victims to…… Continue reading Book Review: Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez

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Book Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe By: Kij Johnson Published: August 16, 2016 The Rundown: “Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College.  When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.  But the journey sends her on a quest across the Dreamlands and into her own…… Continue reading Book Review: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson

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Book Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) By: Suzanne Collins Published: September 14, 2008 The Rundown: “In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.  The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1), by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle

In Calabria By: Peter S. Beagle Published: February 14, 2017 The Rundown: “Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy’s scenic Calabria.  Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry.  But one chilly morning, as though from a dream,…… Continue reading Book Review: In Calabria, by Peter S. Beagle

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Book Review: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3), by V.E. Schwab

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) By: V.E. Schwab Published: February 21, 2017 The Rundown: “The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point.  Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.  Kell—once assumed to…… Continue reading Book Review: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3), by V.E. Schwab