Unhinged by A.G. Howard Review

Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Title: Unhinged (Splintered #2)
Author: A.G. Howard
Genre: YA Retelling
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published: Jan. 06, 2015
Pages: 416
Four Stars
Favorite Quote:

“Little blossom trapped in between, wearing malice like a queen;
hide the truth, be cruel and tart,
still all the more, you rule my heart.”


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Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the guy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly seductive Morpheus and the vindictive Queen Red. Now all she has to do is graduate high school and make it through prom so she can attend the prestigious art school in London she’s always dreamed of.
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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Review

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Title: Passenger (Passenger #1)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: Jan. 05, 2016
Pages: 496
Four Stars
Favorite Quote:

“What good is honour when greed eats away at it’s foundations?” – Alexandra Bracken, Passenger

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passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord Review

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Title: Open Road Summer
 Emery Lord
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: 04/15/2014
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages: 352
Four Stars
Favorite Quote:

“His eyes are somewhere between gray and blue, and his hair is somewhere between brown and blond, and I am somewhere between hostile and attracted.” -Emery Lord, Open Road Summer

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Talon by Julie Kagawa Review!

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Title: Talon (Talon #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 449
Four Stars
Favorite Quote:

“They wanted me to sit, listen, learn, be quiet, when I wanted to run, shout, jump, fly.” – Julie Kagawa, Talon

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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragon-kind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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 I loved this book! It was my first time reading one of Julie Kagawa’s books and I was very pleased. I LOVE dragons, and the idea that dragons could Shift between human and dragon form is an amazing one. The small romance within this precious book is so adorable and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the second book. Kagawa wrote this book beautifully, and I can’t think of anything off hand that disappointed me. There is so much more I want to say, but there would be spoilers. So I will leave you now. 🙂
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