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THE GEOMANCER'S COMPASS by Melissa Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Notable for originality but limited by forced writing and shallow characters. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
Chinese-Canadian cousins must lay to rest the hungry ghost of an improperly buried ancestor in this debut for teens set in the very near future. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST
by Ana Grilo

Mina is sixteen, the daughter of a dead mother and a vicious father. When Mina was a small, sickly girl with a heart condition, her father's magic saved her by giving her a heart of glass. Because of her heart, Mina is convinced she is unable to love and to be loved, with nothing but her beauty to get ...


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NOTHING PINK by Mark Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"This should find a place in most young-adult collections. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1979, 14-year-old Vincent Harris moves to a new town with his mother and father, who's a preacher. Read full book review >

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THE SHIFTER by Janice Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Timely ethical exploration in the guise of high-action fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
A teen with the power to shift pain from one person to another chooses between saving her sister's life and her principles in this first of a projected series. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER HOUSE by Justine Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2006

"Hardy's lack of novelistic skill hobbles her attempt to pull together the personal and the political, the past and the present."
Kashmir is the setting for this messy first novel by a British nonfiction author (Bollywood Boy, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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LONDON LOVERS by Barbara Hardy
Released: July 17, 1996

"Above and beyond its ambitious structure, this polished novel of sex, love, and literature is poignant and engagingly romantic."
Described as a narrative experiment, this wildly compelling novel ostensibly depicts the tender passion of an adulterous love affair, though in the end it becomes clear that it's also a highly original meditation on the tenuous links binding fact and fiction. Read full book review >

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KEEPER AND KID by Edward Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"<\b>A rambunctious story from Hardy (Geyser Life, 1996) that portrays the graceless experience of child-rearing with honesty and good humor."
A junkman who forgot to grow up inherits an unusual forget-me-not from his ex-wife. Read full book review >

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MELISSA FEBOS
by Megan Labrise

Among the epigraphs of Melissa Febos’s sophomore memoir, Abandon Me, is a quotation by English psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott: “It is a joy to be hidden and a disaster not to be found.”

“I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life to use that epigraph,” says Febos, who considered it for her critically acclaimed debut, Whip Smart ...


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DELUSIONS OF LOVE
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Made For You by Melissa Marr

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Southern Gentility and Psychopathy

Bonus Factor: Second Sight

Anti-Bonus Factor: Shaming

Relationship Status: Leave the Lights On

 

Cover Story: Entomologist Engagement

Although the bug on the cover is very pretty, if I were to open a velvet jewelry ...


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