Mermaid Visions

[review] The Geography of You and Me - Jennifer E. Smith

[review] The Geography of You and Me - @JenESmith

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18295852Release Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Poppy (Hachette Book Group)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: e-ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night…

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Seashell Reviews: The Vampire Academy Edition

Seashell Reviews: The Vampire Academy Edition (@richellemead @RazorbillCA) SPOILERS included!

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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.

Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS for the Vampire Academy books ahead!
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It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A…

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[review] The Ring and the Crown - Melissa de la Cruz

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18296016Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve? 

Quiet and gentle, Marie has never lived up to the…

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[review] Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira

[review] Love Letters to the Dead - @avadellaira

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18140047Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Source: ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook…

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2014: March Recap

Thank you Raincoast Books!

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

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Thank you Raincoast Books!

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The Premise:Veronica Mars is not your average teenager–she’s stubborn, insanely clever and dogged. But she wasn’t always like that. Veronica used to be a queen bee at Neptune High, dating prom king shoe-in Duncan Kane and running with…

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My mother found old tapes of me talking into my Fisher Price microphone set. This is the first story I ever told.

The Story of a Pig

One day, there was a ______ (lol idk what I said). It said “Hi Pig, I am here.”

The two pigs said “I’ll come with you!”

Oh, I mean—wait.

I am Ayie Cruz, Jr. I live in Metro Manila. My husband is Jimmy.

[HP Reread 2014] Prisoner of Azkaban Check-in #2

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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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Tuesday Tune-Up: Gabrielle Aplin

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Gabrielle-AplinTuesday Tune-Up is a monthly feature on music that influences my writing and/or reminds me of books I love. Have a suggestion for an artist I should check out? Let me know in the comments!

The Discovery: A friend of mine turned me onto Gabrielle Aplin’s music with the gorgeous “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” a few months ago, and I’ve had so many days since where I can’t listen to anything else.

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[review] The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton

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18166936Release Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Finished copy provided by publisher in exchange for honest review

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her…

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[review] Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

18209454Release Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Vintage
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Finished copy sent by publisher in exchange for honest review

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE VERONICA MARS MOVIE AHEAD. 

Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old…

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