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Series: Birthright


DARKEST FEAR by Cate Tiernan
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"This lackluster addition to the bloated teen-paranormal-romance genre has nothing new to offer. (Paranormal romance. 13-18)"
The first book in Tiernan's Birthright series (Eternally Yours, 2012, etc.) is both predictable and unoriginal. Read full book review >
IN THE AGE OF LOVE AND CHOCOLATE by Gabrielle Zevin
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"As rich as quality chocolate. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Anya Balanchine comes into her own in business and in matters of the heart while circumventing the chocolate prohibition with her medicinal cacao nightclub in the multiple-year–spanning conclusion to the Birthright trilogy. Read full book review >
BECAUSE IT IS MY BLOOD by Gabrielle Zevin
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Required reading if you own the first title. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to All These Things I've Done (2011), 17-year-old Anya Balanchine, heir apparent to the illegal chocolate trade in 2083 New York City, attempts to leave her criminal past behind with mixed results. Read full book review >
ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Still, the love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Some four years after Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2007), Zevin returns to teen fiction with a story about the daughter of a Russian-American crime boss making her way in a grimly familiar 2083. Read full book review >