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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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[Series Spotlight] You’re Beautiful

[Series Spotlight] You’re Beautiful #kdrama

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you're-beautiful-bannerSeries 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: Aspiring nun Go Mi-nyeo has enough problems without her twin brother joining a boy band and getting plastic surgery. When complications arise, her brother’s manager…

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Weekly Playlist: The One with Unrequited Love

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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.

This week found me revising a story to the soothing sounds of an old Arashisong. “Snowflake” is an adorable song on its own, but the video below managed to make it even cuter. (If I knew how to make flash animations…I would probably…

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[review] Fan Art - Sarah Tregay

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fan art coverRelease Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review

When the picture tells the story…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s…

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[review] Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

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18601430Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Disney Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens…

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[HP Reread 2014] Half-Blood Prince Check-in #1

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hp-bannerI, along with some of my favourite bloggers, am rereading all seven books this year. Here on MVB, I will be livetweeting as I read, as well as writing up a bi-weekly recap of where I’m at in the book. When I was first discovering the series, I read so quickly that I never really let myself savour each word, so I am very much looking forward to taking my time and letting everything I love about…

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Seashell Reviews: Contemporary Collection

No time to track down full reviews of YA books? Seashell Reviews offers bite-size thoughts to let you know which books you shouldn’t pass up, and which ones you can hold off for another day. Original titled blog feature by Angel @ Mermaid Vision Books.
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Sixteen-year old Jackie Howard knows nothing about her new guardian Katherine Walter when she moves from New York to Colorado. After discovering…

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