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October 2016

Tampa Area Teen Author Festival

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is sponsoring a Teen Author Festival on Wednesday, November 16th at 4:00pm.  Author list, tentative schedule and details after the jump!

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First Reads Friday: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon caught our attention with her first novel, Everything, Everything.  Since then, that novel has been purchased by MGM and is currently in production as a major motion picture starring the newly minted Queen of YA, Amandla Stenberg as Maddie.  We received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher and review it after the jump.

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken (The Conquerer's Saga, #1)And I Darken by Kiersten White

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a strong 4.5 for me. It is a feminist, gender-swap speculative historical novel that begins with Lada’s childhood and takes you to a certain point in her later life. Her relations and relationships are meaningful in the way that they are all personally meaningful, but they also provide the framework of her social-political life. It’s super intriguing to see childhood relationships build into politicking in young adulthood.

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Why Haven’t You Read The Weight of Feathers?

This month we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at book club.  We choose a book from a representative #ownvoices author, The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie Continue reading “Why Haven’t You Read The Weight of Feathers?”

First Half of October Cover Reveals

After my September debacle, I yet again promised to be more consistent for cover reveals (which I know I promise every other month or so when everything falls apart).  But, while I was surprised to have almost 40 cover reveals in the entire month of September, there HAVE BEEN ALMOST 40 IN JUST THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER!  So get comfortable, grab a cup of coffee and open up your Goodreads in another tab, your TBR is about to get a HUGE helping of AWESOME.

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First Reads Friday: Timekeeper (Timekeeper #1) by Tara Sim

“Two o’clock was missing.”  Timekeeper by Tara Sim starts at what should be 2 pm, but the hour is literally gone. Vanished for the face of the clock. From the first line we know we’ve entered a world where time doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Welcome to the world of Timekeeper, an alternate Victorian London where you can fall in love with time itself.

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