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First Reads Friday

The Hype. The Controversy. The Cruelty.

Is Scott Bergstrom’s debut YA novel The Cruelty greater than the sum of its controversial parts? We cut through the hype to so see whether or not this is a book worth reading.

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First Reads Friday Presents: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

We have been waiting since ALA to share this beauty with you and it is FINALLY time!  Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, let’s preview one of 2017’s most anticipated reads for you: CARAVAL!

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First Reads Friday: The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti + GIVEAWAY

We picked up this pretty ARC at ALA over the summer and have been wondering about this one ever since.  I wanted to find out why someone wanted to insert herself into the investigation of a missing person she never knew. Was this a mystery? A paranormal?  Find out more after the jump.

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First Reads Friday: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

We all know Stacey Lee’s historical YAnovels, Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon. If you’re not familiar, I strongly urge to get familiar ASAP. You’re missing out! She knows how to build strong characterizations and friendships. Her level of research is astounding and she expertly implements tidbits of historical data to make a realistic backdrop for her characters. So, what happens when Stacey Lee writes her first contemporary novel? Find out after the jump.

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First Reads Friday: This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Five handsome, privileged best friends go on a hunting trip. Four return. Was it an accident? Was it murder? And who pulled the trigger? Be sure you have the day clear because once you start THIS IS OUR STORY, you won’t be able to put it down. Continue reading “First Reads Friday: This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston”

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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