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[review] Mortal Danger - Ann Aguirre


mortal danger coverRelease Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover
Source: Received ARC in exchange for honest review

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But…

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[blog tour] The Death of Us - Alice Kuipers

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the death of us coverRelease Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: ARC received from publisher

Callie is shocked when her friend Ivy reappears after an unexplained three-year absence, but the girls pick up where they left off, and suddenly Callie’s summer is full of parties, boys and fun. Beneath the surface, things aren’t what they seem,…

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[recap] A Canadian Angel in New York City

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[L-R: Travel buddy chibi!Jun; cupcakes as made by M; my NYC sisters; the Arashi poster I almost missed seeing in Kinokuniya; chibi!Jun at the MOMA]

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[Clockwise from left: NO I’M NOT ABOUT TO CRY OVER STARRY NIGHT SHUT UP; Frida Kahlo is amazing, full stop; hey Picasso heyyyyy; the Met facade is gorgeous; I can’t believe I almost missed seeing Lady Lilith?!; Gogh-ing round the Met; I can’t…

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[review] Sinner - Maggie Stiefvater

"SINNER [by @mstiefvater] is a dare, a challenge, and it doesn’t have any qualms about letting you see that."

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sinner maggie stiefvater coverRelease Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 357
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf.

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[recap] HCC Frenzy Presents 2014

[recap] @HCCFrenzy Presents 2014

Thanks for the amazing time, Frenzy team! [Photo by HCC Frenzy]

hcc frenzy presents opening slideYou know that when you get an email from HCC Frenzy that there are some exciting things ahead, and last month was no exception: the invitation for their third annual Frenzy Presents event lit up my inbox on a sunny afternoon, and I smiled for the rest of the day.

I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the event all three years, and it’s a great way of not only getting to know the upcoming books…

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[Series Spotlight] Fringe


fringe-series-spotlightSeries Spotlight is a monthly feature in which I talk about television shows or miniseries that has caught my attention and/or undying devotion. Have a suggestion for a TV show I should watch? Let me know in the comments!

The Premise: FBI Agent Olivia Dunham isn’t expecting the call she gets one night, but who could have expected what she would find inside the mysterious plane that lands at Logan…

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2014: June Recap

Catch up with the latest posts from Mermaid Vision Books with this handy guide to the month!

Forget about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb–June was unexpectedly busier than I could have anticipated. I got to see The Fault in Our Starswith Meg for some mini-best friend time, and the only thing we could really say to each other afterwards was “Why did we do this to ourselves?!”…

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Weekly Playlist: The One with A Story to Tell

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Seeing me sans earphones is rare, and while I do listen to a wide variety of artists and genres, I find that most weeks, there are a few songs that end up on repeat.

I love songs that tell stories, and Josh Ritter’s “The Curse” is a particular favourite. Who knew I’d be shipping a mummy with the girl who found him? Also, how cool is this video?


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[review] Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

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ruin and rising coverRelease Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased copy

The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR list

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins | Curses and Smoke: A Tale of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter | Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

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Pointe by Brandy Colbert | Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre | Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

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Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen | Reunited by Hilary…

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