Review- Isla and the Happily Ever After

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: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephine Perkins

Series: Anna and the French Kiss

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publish Date: August 14, 2014

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance,

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

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Review: Marked

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30183Title: Marked

Author: P.C. Cast

Series: House of Night Series

Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin

Publish Date: May 1st, 2007

Genres: Fantasy, Supernatural

After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

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Literary Movement Challenge- Medieval

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Literary Challenge Review: Beowulf

Goodreads Summary: The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Everyone has a favorite author – whether it’s due to his/her writing style, characters, narration, etc.  You have a tendency to read each and every one of their books, regardless of the book summary, simply because one of your favorite people in the entire world wrote it.  We’ve decided to share some of our top authors with you, along with our favorite quotes that are attributed to each author.

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Review: Let It Snow

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imageTitle: Let it Snow

Author: Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle

Series: None

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publish Date: October 2, 2008

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Christmas

Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

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