youngadult

A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Brigid Kemmerer “He’s here. He’s not hurting anyone. But he’s still a monster. The curse isn’t broken.” I wasn’t enchanted by the first few chapters. I liked what was going on but was struggling to be fully engaged. I can’t pin down why I didn’t fall in love. I wanted to love this book but […]

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The Sisters of the Winter Wood

by Rena Rossner “If people hate each other, they will blame each other, and eventually they will kill each other. And what better group of people to start with than the Jews?” A fairytale-inspired multipoint of view page-turner. From the first four chapters, I knew if I didn’t put The Sisters of the Winter Wood […]

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Esperanza Rising

Pam Muñoz Ryan Esperanza smiled. When the grapes delivered their harvest, she always turned another year. This year, she would be thirteen. The picking would take three weeks and then, like every other year, Mama and Papa would host a fiesta for the harvest. And for her birthday. Esperanza Rising is on Time’s 100 Best […]

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