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Top Ten Tueday-Character Who Deserve Their Own Book-11/11/14

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about secondary characters who are so awesome that they deserve their own book.

1. Pretty much anyone from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Liani Taylor.

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2. Roux and Jesse Oliver from Also Known As by Robin Benway.

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3. Phillip and Barron Sharpe from The Curse Workers series by Holly Black.

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4. Steelheart from Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. I am a little obsessed with this book.

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5. Audrey from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. I love Ed so much. I would be interesting to see him through her eyes.

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6. Genya and Zoya from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. They are so different from each other, but so interesting.

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7. Wolf from Cinder. Mmmmmmmmm.

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8. Ezra and Lock from Firebug by Lish McBride. These two are so funny!

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9. Darla from Ashfall by Mike Mullin. She is one tough cookie!

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10. Donovan from Pointe by Brandy Colbert. His story has to be just as fascinating and heartbreaking as Theo’s.

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Happy Reading!

∼Megan

 

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Top Ten Tuesday-2014 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read 12/3/13

toptentuesdayThis week The Broke and The Bookish have us looking ahead to 2014. At first I thought that there weren’t too many books coming soon that I am just dying to read, but upon closer examination of my lengthy TBR list, I managed to find a bunch! In chronological order, here are a few of the books I am excited about for 2014:

1. Going Rogue by Robin Benway. January 14. This is the sequel to Also Known As, a fun Gallagher Girls readalike.

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2. Avalon by Mindee Arnett. January 21. From the author of The Nightmare Affair (the sequel, The Nightmare Dilemma is also coming out in 2014 and I am excited about that as well!), comes a new science fiction series. For fans of Firefly? SOLD!

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3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. February 11. An unstoppable army of giant praying mantises? This sounds so weird. I can’t wait.

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4. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White. February 18. This sequel to Mind Games will no doubt be awesome.

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5. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. April 1. Oh. My. God. This is the book I am most excited about. An evil Dorothy? This is going to be one wicked Oz retelling!

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6. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell. April 1. A new serial killer book! This one sounds Dexter-ish, with a female do-gooder killer.

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7. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. April 15. I loved Fitzpatrick’s debut, My Life Next Door and am eager for more from her.

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8. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt. May 6. You can always rely on Lindsey Leavitt to deliver a fun contemporary novel, and I am sure this one will be another winner!

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9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. May 13. A suspense novel from E. Lockhart? How exciting!

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10. Raging Star by Moira Young. May 13. I am very excited for the final book in the Dustlands Trilogy. So much drama in book 2!

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So that’s 10. But I am also SO excited for these too:

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AND I NEED a new Jasper Dent by Barry Lyga, a new Dublin Murder Squad by Tana French, a new Shades of London by Maureen Johnson, and a new Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.

What did I forget?

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

 

 

Also Known As by Robin Benway Review

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Also Known As by Robin Benway
Bloomsbury Juvenile
February 26, 2013
320 pgs

Sixteen-year-old Maggie Silver is a spy. Together with her parents she is a member of a top-secret organization called The Collective, charged with keeping the world safe. As a child Maggie learned to pick locks. Then she graduated to safe-cracking. Her family’s skills have led them on covert operations around the globe, but nothing has prepared her for her first solo mission: high school. The Silvers are back in their hometown of New York City and Maggie has been assigned her first mission. Her job is to befriend the son of a local magazine magnate in order to get her hands on an exposé article that will ruin The Collective. Safe-cracking requires a steady hand and nerves of steel. High school is a whole other story!

Fun, fun, fun! While it’s a little light on the spy details, Also Known As is overflowing with humor, romance, and high-school drama. I really loved the witty banter and endearing characters. Roux is the awesome and unexpected side-kick, The Boy is sweet and charming, and thank you Ms. Benway for strong parents and Angelo! I love when teen characters have positive adults in their lives. This one is the whole package and I highly recommend picking it up.

Want more? Try The Gallagher Girls and Heist Society by Ally Carter.

Need something a little darker? Try How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kiersten Miller.

This book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley.com for review.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan