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Book Avengers: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

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Hello and welcome to our April Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen.  This is book one of Jersen’s Malediction trilogy.  What did we think?  Keep reading to find out what we thought and what we selected to pick from for May!

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Book Avengers: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Hello and welcome to our February Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  As you know we are at a crossroads in America with the amount protests, election questions, etc.  Now I personally cannot discuss candidates or say anything that is for or against someone due to my IRL work but I can discuss books!  What better way to keep our nation’s current turmoil fresh in both my mind and others by reading books that show the strength of persons when they are limited in their rights?  Keep reading to find out what we thought of The Handmaid’s Tale and what we selected to pick from for March!

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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…

 

 

 

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Book Avengers: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

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Hello and welcome to our September Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring Magic Study by Maria V Snyder.  This is book two of Snyder’s Study series (book one Poison Study was featured last month) and after reading the first I was very eager to continue on with the series.  Keep reading to find out what we thought and what we selected to pick from for October!

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Book Avengers: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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Hello and welcome to our July Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  This one has been on my TBR list for quite some time and I don’t know if you guys know this but this is Sarah’s FIRST Stiefvater.  So what are you waiting for?!  Find out what we thought!

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Book Avengers: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Hello and welcome to our May Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, the sequel to our April pick.  We absolutely LOVED book one, A Darker Shade of Magic and were (maybe just a little bit) hoping that your guys would vote for us to continue on.

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Book Avengers: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Hello and welcome to our March Book Avengers post!  Today we are featuring Red Rising by Pierce Brown.  If you’ve read our intro post you know that this book has been on both of our TBR piles for a while and we were excited to start this series together for our new feature!

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#YADiversityBookClub: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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August’s pick:

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.  

I’m luck enough to host Ms Yoon on Gone Pecan today.  Please welcome her and see what she has to say about her book.

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YA Diversity Book Club: The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn

 

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January’s #YADiversityBookCLub pick:

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If you could trade your biggest burden for someone else’s, would you do it?

Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to make the biggest sacrifice of their lives.

Lo has a family history of MS, and is starting to come down with all the symptoms.
Thomas, a former child soldier from Liberia, is plagued by traumatic memories of his war-torn past.
Kaya would do anything to feel physical pain, but a rare condition called CIP keeps her numb.
Ellen can’t remember who she was before she started doing drugs.
Kit lost his girlfriend in a car accident and now he just can’t shake his newfound fear of death.

When they trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it’s only an exercise.

But in the morning, they wake to find their burdens gone…and replaced with someone else’s.

As the reality of the ritual unfolds, this unlikely group of five embarks on a week of beautiful, terrifying experiences that all culminate in one perfect truth: In the end, your soul is stronger than your burdens.

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The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp

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In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.

Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master’s quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows….
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That’s What They Said: Sway by Kat Spears

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Sway by Kat Spears

High school senior Jesse Alderman, or “Sway,” as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want—term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions.

But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget’s belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?

A Cyrano de Bergerac story with a modern twist, Sway is told from Jesse’s point of view with unapologetic truth and biting humor, his observations about the world around him untempered by empathy or compassion—until Bridget’s presence in his life forces him to confront his quiet devastation over a life-changing event a year earlier and maybe, just maybe, feel something again.

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